Dr. Sleeth Gives Keynote at Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

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

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

Creation Care Year

In July 2011, Blessed Earth received a $3.2 million grant for two programs: Creation Care Year (CCY) and the Seminary Stewardship Alliance (SSA). For the 2012–13 CCY, Blessed Earth is partnering with the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, offering a full panel of classes, lectures, sermons, and forums on environmental topics. Throughout this first CCY,… Continue reading Creation Care Year

Rethinking the Manger

  Recent studies of the gospels have invited us to read the Nativity stories again.  They challenge us to discover the real narrative enclosed in traditional wrapping.  In the story, the holy couple were not actually in haste and rejected.  Rather than bouncing around from “no vacancy” to “no vacancy”, they were warmly welcomed into… Continue reading Rethinking the Manger

Discovering the Sabbath Shouldn’t Be Work: The New 24/6 Film Curricula for Your Small Group

“Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” Just as the Hebrews were slaves in Egypt, we have become slaves to the fast-paced, always-on, always-available 24/7 lifestyle. Setting aside just one day of rest a week helps us to reconnect with our Creator and find the peace of God that passes all understanding. In this four-session… Continue reading Discovering the Sabbath Shouldn’t Be Work: The New 24/6 Film Curricula for Your Small Group

Press Release: Blessed Earth Participates in White House Dialogue on Congregations and Energy Efficiency

  Washington, D.C. –September 13, 2012- Dr. Matthew and Nancy Sleeth, founders of Lexington-based Blessed Earth, joined dozens of other leaders at the White House today for a conversation about boosting the energy efficiency of our nation’s houses of worship. The assorted group of leaders represented the nation’s faith community and the White House Office… Continue reading Press Release: Blessed Earth Participates in White House Dialogue on Congregations and Energy Efficiency

Why Our Roots in the Land Still Matter

In this recent article, Jonathan Stauffer examines the Church of the Brethren’s agricultural roots. Since their founding, the Brethren have been closely associated with agrarianism, particularly in rural areas. Stauffer explains the importance of this link, and the strong need for it to continue into the age of modern farming. Click to view a PDF… Continue reading Why Our Roots in the Land Still Matter

October 7 – National Cathedral

Washington, DC Dr. Matthew Sleeth will be preaching at the Washington National Cathedral. He will also interview noted author and farmer, Joel Salatin about faith-based approaches to food and animals.

September 6 – PEO

Lexington, KY Nancy Sleeth will be speaking at Chapter C, a PEO group in Lexington. how to cut down belly fat zp8497586rq