Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:10 AM
Advent and Creation Care
In a time of year known for its busyness, the Christian season of Advent invites us to stop, rest, and wait. This is easier said than done, yet the rhythms of Advent moves us closer to the kind of rest that Scripture calls Sabbath. In this forum, Dr. Matthew Sleeth from Blessed Earth will speak with Lyndon Shakespeare, director of program & ministry, about his new book, 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life. In this work, Sleeth explores the practice of Sabbath and its benefits to people overrun by the unsustainable pace of a modern life.
About Matthew Sleeth
A former emergency room physician, Dr. Matthew Sleeth felt like he was straightening deck chairs on the Titanic saving one patient at a time while the whole ship (Earth) was going down. Together with his wife and two teenaged children, he began to bring his lifestyle in line with his values, cutting back on their fossil fuel by two thirds and electricity use by nine tenths. Following a new calling, Dr. 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 throughout the country.
Sleeth is a leader of the global creation care movement and executive director of Blessed Earth. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two post doctoral fellowships. He is the author of Serve God and Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action (Zondervan, April 2007), the introduction to the Green Bible (HarperOne, 2008), The Gospel According to the Earth: Why the Good Book is a Green Book (HarperOne, 2010), and 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life (Tyndale, 2012).
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