People have duty to care for Earth, summit speakers say

by Aaron Ogg, The Grand Rapids Press Humans’ “moral responsibility” is to help the poor by being good stewards of the Earth, Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer said. He told more than three dozen people at Calvin College on Saturday that climate change and U.S. energy consumption are related and are “a very serious… Continue reading People have duty to care for Earth, summit speakers say

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ACU Summit speaker stresses importance of environmental stewardship

By Brian Bethel, The Abilene Reporter News When he worked as an emergency medical doctor, J. Matthew Sleeth, executive director of Blessed Earth, wasn’t much of a believer in matters spiritual or environmental. Sleeth was at the height of his career living on the coast of Maine, “head of an ER, having a really great… Continue reading ACU Summit speaker stresses importance of environmental stewardship

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shine brightly

I just got the October 2008 issue of Shine Brightly, a magazine for young Christian girls, and a piece about my environmental work is the cover story! They have a big emphasis on missional living, which is neat–actually, the whole magazine is so cool that I almost wish I were in grade school again just… Continue reading shine brightly

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ichthus music festival

Dad and I were given the opportunity to speak at Ichthus, an annual large Christian music festival near where we live. Dad did three sessions and I did one. Dad was great, as always; I managed to short out my microphone and one of the guys from the sound booth had to answer a question… Continue reading ichthus music festival

finals are over!

Now that finals are over (I just finished my take-home on the theme of control in Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair and Amy Tan’s “Rules of the Game”), I now have time to add all the cool links and reviews I’ve collected over the past few weeks. This is a review done for… Continue reading finals are over!

publishers weekly

We got a review in Publishers weekly last month! It says: “Sleeth, now an Asbury College student, is a precocious advocate for environmental issues. She wrote this book when she was just 15. (And, no, she wasn’t homeschooled, if that’s what you’re wondering.) She shares her passion for Jesus and for saving the planet, in… Continue reading publishers weekly

Christian Colleges’ Green Revolution

  From the cafeteria to the classroom, students are learning to be environmentally conscious. By Cindy Crosby for Christianity Today Flush twice. It’s required at Calvin College’s Vincent and Helen Bunker Interpretive Center’s restrooms; once before, once after. The flushed water, which is the consistency of a bubble bath, washes waste to an underground room.… Continue reading Christian Colleges’ Green Revolution

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Rx for Excess

By Andy Crouch, Christianity Today As our family sits together, eyes closed, we say grace. Today it’s Timothy’s turn. “God, thank you so much for all we have,” he begins in what turns into a typically prolix nine-year-old’s prayer. Eventually he is done—”in Jesus’ name, Amen”—and I turn the key. We have just filled up… Continue reading Rx for Excess

Finding My Religion

By David Ian Miller, The San Francisco Chronicle Scientists and evangelicals — it seems a safe bet they’d be on opposite sides of almost any issue. But last week Harvard scientists and evangelical Christian leaders publicly joined forces to battle global warming. “We believe that the protection of life on Earth is a profound moral… Continue reading Finding My Religion

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The Gospel of J. Matthew

An interview with J. Matthew Sleeth, evangelical environmentalist and author By David Roberts, Grist Q. Describe the personal journey that led you to write this book. A. My background is in medicine, as an emergency-room doctor. I was director of an ER and chief of staff of a hospital.  When my wife and I were… Continue reading The Gospel of J. Matthew

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Evangelizing for the Earth

Conservative Christians are getting involved in environmental causes. By WENDY LYONS SUNSHINE – (9/27/06) Look around you, the physician told the group at the Texas Christian University student center. Half of the two dozen or so folks in the room, he said, probably will get some kind of cancer eventually. “The answer is not to… Continue reading Evangelizing for the Earth

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Will Christians Save the Planet?

The news of Greenland’s melting icecap is the latest in a long list of scientific warnings. In 1992, hundreds of the world’s leading scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates, signed a joint declaration titled “The World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” These 1,600 scientists accurately predicted the magnitude of global warming, species extinction, and… Continue reading Will Christians Save the Planet?

Going Green with God

THE WASHINGTON TIMES Originally published 09:46 p.m., August 22, 2006, updated 12:00 a.m., August 23, 2006 Most Americans would say Dr. J. Matthew Sleeth had the good life. He was a physician, drove a fancy car, owned a nice home and shared it all with a family. But something was missing, he says. In his… Continue reading Going Green with God

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Add 10 Years to Your Life — Guaranteed!

  A few weeks ago Mrs. Sleeth and I were traveling, and on Saturday evening we lodged overnight in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  The hotel served a complimentary breakfast the following morning.  While enjoying toast and orange slices, I looked over at my fellow travelers. Twenty-five or so adults were present, plus some energetic children (dressed… Continue reading Add 10 Years to Your Life — Guaranteed!

The Future of Eco-Evangelism

This Earth Day could mark the birth of new alliance between environmentalists and Christians – and that”s good news for our planet. Evangelicals believe that God not only made everything, but that he loves his creation, enjoys it, and claims ownership of it. Yet for the past two centuries Christians and non-Christians alike have taken… Continue reading The Future of Eco-Evangelism