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
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
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
Check out the Fall 2008 edition of Campus Life’s Ignite Your Faith for some cool coverage of my environmental work — and the Jonas Brothers. There is a review of my efforts on pg. 44 and a list of ways to “go green.” Of all the images that could have been put next to the… Continue reading “ignite your faith” magazine review
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
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!
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 wasnt homeschooled, if thats what youre wondering.) She shares her passion for Jesus and for saving the planet, in… Continue reading publishers weekly
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
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
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
By Linda Blackford, Fort Wayne News Sentinel J. Matthew Sleeth is a man of God and a man of science. He is a physician who believes that the Bible is the literal word of God, that Jesus Christ walked on water, and that our addiction to oil and energy is killing our spiritual lives and… Continue reading Some evangelical Christians preaching environmentalism
For students and faculty within the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), one way of honoring the Creator is by taking care of His creation. In recent years, there has been a surge of “green” initiatives as member campuses of the CCCU take the environment and its impact on people into further consideration.… Continue reading “Green” Initiatives at CCCU Campuses
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
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
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?
Many of us have built lives in which we have neither rest nor work. Our jobs do not stress our muscles and joints. Our rest is a series of events in which we give our minds over to machines such as televisions, computers, and DVD players. We use machines to chop vegetables, brush teeth, wash… Continue reading Physical Work, Spiritual Health
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
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!
Hurricane Katrina has come, and raged, and passed. Our nation faces a moment as crucial as July 4, 1776, December 7, 1941, or September 11, 2001. We are at a crossroads and have vitally important decisions to make. As a physician, evangelical Christian, and environmental lecturer and writer, I would like to explore the… Continue reading Can Americans Prevent Future Katrinas?
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