Goodbye to a Friend

  This past Thursday, Dr. Ellsworth Kalas went to be with the Lord he loved and served for over ninety-two years. He was a faithful supporter of our ministry, and served on the Blessed Earth board for the past five years. Many people knew Ellsworth as a homiletics teacher and the President of Asbury Seminary.… Continue reading Goodbye to a Friend

Announcement from Matthew About New Book

My son-in-law, Zach, gave me my Father’s Day present a little early this year. Before we moved into our townhouse, a large tree had died along the fence line dividing us from the neighboring apartment building. We got permission from our homeowner’s association to replant a tree. There was only one problem: a humongous stump–about… Continue reading Announcement from Matthew About New Book

SSA News: Asbury Community Garden Feeds Both Students and Knowledge

The Community Garden/Eco-Seminary at Asbury Theological Seminary is a fast-growing component of their creation care plan. We talked with Ryan Smith, manager for the Global Community Formation, about this exciting project: “The Asbury Seminary Community Garden is a space where students and their families, staff, faculty and Wilmore community members can grow fresh, organic food… Continue reading SSA News: Asbury Community Garden Feeds Both Students and Knowledge

Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling, and Community

“Leah Kostamo’s elegant memoir shares the story of A Rocha, an organization that lives out the principles of Christian stewardship and community. With humility, grace, and candor, Leah takes her readers along the creation-care journey, sharing how many small acts can and do make a difference.” – Matthew and Nancy Sleeth Using personal stories of… Continue reading Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling, and Community

North Carolina Creation Care Year Continues to Inspire

Dr. Matthew and Nancy Sleeth had a diverse and productive visit to Asheville, North Carolina in early September. On Thursday, September 5, Dr. Sleeth gave the keynote address for the Western North Carolina Alliance Annual Conference. The Sleeths spent the next several days hiking and exploring Asheville. On Sunday, Dr. Sleeth preached at First Presbyterian… Continue reading North Carolina Creation Care Year Continues to Inspire

Summoned Toward Wholeness: Food and Faith Conference

Blessed Earth, in partnership with Duke Divinity School, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, and Anathoth Community Garden, is hosting a gathering titled “Summoned Toward Wholeness: A Conference on Food, Farming and the Life of Faith”. The conference will be held September 27-28, 2013, at Duke Divinity School. Scripture portrays God as a gardener, farmer, and… Continue reading Summoned Toward Wholeness: Food and Faith Conference

Going Green in Scotland

by Keith Jagger For my little family, we’ve joined the many who’ve had an “out-of-country” living experience. For the last two years we have made a home in Scotland, far away from our Midwest roots. When we leave, we’ll share some fond memories of our adventures here, and we’ve already come to love some of… Continue reading Going Green in Scotland

Blessed Earth and Friends Approach Earth Day with Creativity, Good Stewardship Practices

Blessed Earth and friends are finding creative ways to practice good stewardship this Spring as we approach earth day (April 22nd).  Keith Jagger (BlessedEarth.org contributor) sent us this photo from St. Andrews, Scotland where he is currently working on his PhD. From the press release to mark this tree planting effort:  “The special event marked… Continue reading Blessed Earth and Friends Approach Earth Day with Creativity, Good Stewardship Practices

North Carolina Creation Care Year Off To a Successful Start

Blessed Earth’s partnership with North Carolina churches, for the Creation Care Year program, is off to a great start. In March 2013, Dr. Matthew Sleeth preached sermons at Centenary United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Both are located in Winston-Salem. The two churches have been using Dr. Sleeth’s book 24/6: A Prescription for… Continue reading North Carolina Creation Care Year Off To a Successful Start

Eat With Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food

God”s gift of food, professed in Genesis, is in need of redemption for many people. Busy schedules have reduced the number of meals we eat together, and confusing advertisements can make it difficult to choose a healthy meal option. Many of us have complicated relationships with food, feeling guilty when we indulge in anything less-than-healthy.… Continue reading Eat With Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food

Summoned Toward Wholeness: Food and Faith Conference

Blessed Earth, in partnership with Duke Divinity School, Wake Forest University School of Divinity, and Anathoth Community Garden, is hosting a gathering titled “Summoned Toward Wholeness: A Conference on Food, Farming and the Life of Faith”. The conference will be held September 27-28, 2013, at Duke Divinity School. Scripture portrays God as a gardener, farmer,… Continue reading Summoned Toward Wholeness: Food and Faith Conference

Forty Days of Lent: An Almost Amish Journey Toward a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life

Use this Lenten season as a time to grow closer to God and simplify your life. Try a new suggestion from this list each day and experience the stronger relationships and calmer pace of an (almost) Amish lifestyle! 1. Start a giveaway box and add at least three items of clothes you have not worn… Continue reading Forty Days of Lent: An Almost Amish Journey Toward a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life

About Blessed Earth

Blessed Earth – Catalyzing for Change from Matthew Sleeth on Vimeo. Blessed Earth is an educational nonprofit that inspires and equips people of faith to become better stewards of the earth. We serve as catalysts for change through two major programs: The Seminary Stewardship Alliance (SSA) brings together seminary leaders who covenant to teach, preach,… Continue reading About Blessed Earth

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hives treatment Blessed Earth is an educational nonprofit that inspires and equips people of faith to become better stewards of the earth. We serve as catalysts for change through two major programs: The Seminary Stewardship Alliance (SSA) brings together seminary leaders who covenant to teach, preach, model, and hold each other accountable for good stewardship… Continue reading About Blessed Earth