Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Blessed Earth Founder Presents at Gettysburg Sem Jan 15, 16

Gettysburg Seminary Hosts Blessed Earth Founder Matthew Sleeth Lecture on Environmental Hopes in Historic Places
Blessed Earth Founder to Lecture on Environmental Hopes, Inspired by Lincoln

Dr. Matthew Sleeth, MD, founder of the Blessed Earth, an organization that inspires and equips people of faith to become better stewards of the earth, will present “Seven Score and Ten Years Later: Was Lincoln right about our last best hope?” at Gettysburg Seminary on the evening of January 15th at 7pm.

Gettysburg Seminary is one of twelve founding members of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance, a project of Blessed Earth, that equips the future pastors of our 300,000 houses of worship to preach, teach, model, and hold each other accountable for good stewardship practices. For his Gettysburg talks, Dr. Sleeth took inspiration from Abraham Lincoln’s dictum, "As we keep or break the Sabbath day, we nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope by which man rises." Sleeth will address the ways in which creation care intersects with the historical contexts as well as the Seminary’s preservation project and Seminary Ridge Museum. The talk will take place in the Valentine Hall auditorium.
A former emergency room physician, Dr. Matthew Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of the ER to teach, preach, and write about faith and the environment. Since founding Blessed Earth, he has spoken at churches and schools throughout the country. Dr. Sleeth is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two postdoctoral fellowships. He is the author of Serve God and Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action (Zondervan, 2007), the introduction to The Green Bible (HarperOne, 2008), and 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life (Tyndale, 2012).

Sleeth will also preach in the chapel service scheduled for January 16th at 11:55 am in the Church of the Abiding Presence, 147 Seminary Ridge.

Both events are free and open to the public. For information, call the Seminary’s information offices at 717-338-3010. For more information on Dr. Sleeth and the educational non profit Blessed Earth, visit www.blessedearth.org or contact Laura@blessedearth.org.

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