Hope Always: How to be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide Book Release Date: May 4, 2021 Every single day, someone you know is thinking about committing suicide. It isn’t just one or two—ten million Americans will consider killing themselves in the upcoming year. Dr. Matthew Sleeth believes Christians—and our churches—should be the first… Continue reading Pre-order Dr. Sleeth’s Groundbreaking New Book
Dr. Matthew Sleeth loves trees. Not just because they are beautiful, but because he believes they can teach us a lot about God’s nature. In his new book Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us, he unpacks the significance of one of the Bible’s most prevalent… Continue reading How Becoming a ‘Tree-Hugger’ Can Change Your Faith
About Reforesting Faith Click this Link to Order The Bible talks about trees more than any living creation other than people. Perhaps you’ve missed the forest…and the trees. In this groundbreaking walk through Scripture, former physician and carpenter Dr. Matthew Sleeth makes the convincing case why trees are essential to every Christian’s understanding of God.… Continue reading Reforesting Faith is out now! Order Today!
Dear Blessed Earth family and friends, Nancy and I are moving again. We’ve relocated over a dozen times during our marriage–for school, for new jobs, to be closer to our adult children. This time it’s only a short move: an apartment a few miles from our current townhouse. We’re not getting any younger, and it… Continue reading God’s Love, Written on the Walls: Nancy and Matthew’s New Home
by Heather Bennett Our natural world is an expression of creative genius. We have a responsibility to take care of the creative expression around us. And, I think, in doing so we’ll learn quite a bit more about the creator and ourselves. When I was four years old, my mother’s car broke down about a… Continue reading Spirituality and Environmental Care
by Matthew Sleeth We live in a culture of fear. In fact, fear is a hot commodity. It sells. The folks who have the most to gain from fear just happen to be the ones who market it. This may be individuals, but often it’s the media. Nancy and I don’t have television at home,… Continue reading Do the headlines scare you? They shouldn’t, and here’s why.
On July 31, I made a decision: For the coming month, I would Sabbath from checking the news. About a year ago, when the elections were heating up, I fell into the habit of checking three news sources each morning. One of the sources was on the conservative end of the spectrum, one liberal, and… Continue reading A Sabbath From the Headlines
It was a perfect Saturday afternoon: cloudless sky, 72 degrees, and a clean breeze blowing across the mountaintop where my husband Matthew and I sat on a bench, enjoying the view. A few yards away from us, a family was picnicking—three children with their parents. In between ripples of good-natured teasing and laughter, the… Continue reading God ‘Making All Things New’ Doesn’t Mean Christians Can Ignore the Environment
Recently, Off the Page interviewed Dr. Sleeth about his mission to serve God and save the planet. You can listen to or read the interview here.
If you have been watching too much news and are anxious about the future, I have a suggestion: visit some young Christians at college. Fall is when we here at Blessed Earth spend our time visiting colleges, schools, and seminaries. This past fall semester we spent time at Southeastern Baptist Seminary, Wheaton College, Indiana Wesleyan… Continue reading The Blessing of Visiting College Campuses
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
When was the last time you got paid $1,000 for doing the right thing? This week, our son, Clark, and daughter-in-law, Valerie, learned that they will receive a $1,000 check from their local utility company. You heard me right: their electricity provider is paying them one grand for participating in an energy audit program and completing… Continue reading Earn $1,000 for Doing the Right Thing!
Ryan and Heather of Blessed Earth TN speaking at Belmont University Many years ago, when we were just beginning our ministry, Nancy and I were invited to speak at a clergy luncheon at Asbury Seminary. When I asked one of the attendees to tell me why he was there, the pastor was very honest. His… Continue reading Blessed Earth Launches First State Chapter
Frankfort, KY, March 17, 2015 Dr. Sleeth recently gave the keynote address to a packed Frankfort Convention Center at the 2015 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. The theme of his talk was “Be Still,” and Dr. Sleeth shared his personal story while connecting it with a call to keep the Sabbath to those in attendance. A variety… Continue reading Dr. Sleeth Gives Keynote at Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast
One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is, “How many days a year are you on the road?” I don’t really know the answer. When I ask those responsible for my schedule, I get evasive answers such as, “Quite a lot,” or, “You don’t want to know.” My guess is that I’m away from… Continue reading Matthew visits with Students in Chapel Hill, NC
There is nothing as lovely as a road trip with someone you love. Just before Christmas, I went on a road trip with my son-in-law, Zach. We headed east to Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Joel recently asked me to write the foreword to his upcoming book, and I wanted to see his farming… Continue reading A Visit to Polyface Farm