This interview is with Dr Matthew Sleeth. Listen as we talk a little about his journey into medicine, some funny ER stories and then we delve into the serious issue of suicide and how it compelled him to write his book, “Hope Always: How to Be a Force For Life in a Culture of Suicide”.
Today, Alan talks with Dr. Matthew Sleeth about his latest book, Hope Always: How to Be A Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide. It’s a difficult but timely theme. We’ve been living through a season that has stretched many of us to what feel like our very limits. By the way, this episode is airing at the end of September, which has been Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It seemed to be a very good time to have this conversation about a reality that is just the opposite of God’s great desire that we would live, and live abundantly and joyfully. Dr. Matthew Sleeth is a former emergency room physician and chief of the hospital medical staff who resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about faith and health. Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than one thousand churches, campuses, and events, including serving as a monthly guest preacher at the Washington National Cathedral. Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation’s most influential Christian leaders, Dr. Sleeth is the executive director of Blessed Earth and author of numerous articles and books, including Reforesting Faith and 24/6.
How to Be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide - Matthew Sleeth - Episode 59
Medical doctor Matthew Sleeth shares stories from the emergency room where he treated patients who tried to commit suicide. Shane asks Sleeth why the pandemic of suicide is so overlooked, and how Christians can step in the gap and be a force of life in a culture of suicide.
Is Your Church Equipped to Handle a Suicide Epidemic? – An Interview with Dr. Matthew Sleeth
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Every single day, someone you know is thinking about committing suicide. Ten million Americans will consider killing themselves in the upcoming year. On today’s episode, Thom and Sam talk to Dr. Matthew Sleeth about how Christians—and our churches—can offer hope and be part of the solution. Dr. Matthew Sleeth Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency room physician and chief of the hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about faith and health. Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than one thousand churches, campuses, and events, including serving as a monthly guest preacher at the Washington National Cathedral. Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation’s most influential Christian leaders, Dr. Sleeth is the executive director of Blessed Earth and author of numerous articles and books, including Hope Always: How to Be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide, which released from Tyndale House Publishers in May 2021. Matthew lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with Nancy, his wife of forty years. Their grown children serve with their families in full-time parish ministry and as medical missionaries in Africa 1. We’ve heard suicide described as an epidemic in the U.S. Would you share some of the facts about the prevalence of this issue among Americans today? 2. Are Christians equipped to handle a suicide epidemic? 3. What do you think is the primary challenge for pastors and other ministry leaders trying to make a difference in today’s culture of suicide? 4. What are some practical ways we as the church can cultivate communities of hope amidst all the trauma and trials people face in today’s world? Resources: Hope Always: How to Be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide by Dr. Matthew Sleeth Dr. Matthew Sleeth Know Your Community Free 30-day trial Church Answers Silver membership Episode Sponsors: If you’re a church, school, nonprofit, values-based business, or family office, Vanderbloemen would be honored to serve you. Their team’s goal is to empower yours by aligning your people solutions for growth: hiring, compensation, succession, and culture. Hire the right people. Pay them well. Plan for the future. Build a culture that lasts. Learn more at Vanderbloemen.com Southeastern is committed to helping you get the training you need to pursue your ministry from anywhere around the world. That’s why we’re waiving the application fee to any of our programs for Church Answers listeners. Use the code “CHURCHANSWERS” and we’ll waive the fee. No matter what stage of life’s journey you find yourself in, we want to help you take your next step in getting equipped to disciple and teach others. In coming to Southeastern, you’ll find that seminary isn’t just about theological education; it’s about ministry preparation. Explore degrees, schedule a visit, or apply today at sebts.edu. The post Is Your Church Equipped to Handle a Suicide Epidemic? – An Interview with Dr. Matthew Sleeth appeared first on Church Answers.
EPISODE 603 - Dr. Matthew Sleeth // How to Be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Dr. Matthew Sleeth for an important conversation about the epidemic of suicide. Listen in as Dr. Sleeth shares his personal and professional experiences with depression and suicide, challenging Christians to become part of the solution and offers the practical and spiritual tools that individuals, families, and churches need to help loved ones who are stressed and struggling. Keep up with Dr. Sleeth: Facebook: Blessed Earth Twitter: @BlessedEarth Website: https://www.blessedearth.org
Dear friends, today we have a conversation about suicide. I want you to know that up front, so that you can listen without miniBFFs and know going into it what the topic is. One of your (and my!) favorite guests, Dr. Matthew Sleeth, is back today talking all about his new book Hope Always (it releases May 4, but go ahead and order today so it shows up for you next week!) and about how to be a force for life in a culture of suicide. This is an important conversation and one I think it very hope-filled. Listen and share it widely- let's be a part of saving lives! . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast Thank you to our partners of the show! Thistle Farms: Go to thistlefarms.org and use the code "thatsoundsfun" for 15% off! Brooklinen: Go to brooklinen.com and use promo code "thatsoundsfun" to get $20 off any purchase of $100 or more. Modern Fertility: Modern Fertility is offering our friends $20 off the test when you go to Modernfertility.com/thatsoundsfun. Ancient Nutrition: Get 20% off your first order when you go to AncientNutrition.com and enter promo code "thatsoundsfun" at checkout.
Defeating Poverty with the Trees In Scripture - Matthew Sleeth - Episode 40
C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and George McDonald use trees to overcome evil. These practices reflect teaching in the Bible, where God uses trees not only to teach but to provide images of brokenness and grace. Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency room physician and chief of the hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about the biblical call to be good stewards of God's creation. He joins Shane to share how pausing in Creation, considering trees, leads to robust lessons and redirection in life to find purpose in God's grace in the shade and life provided by trees.
Finding Rest In Troubling Times (ft. Dr. Matthew Sleeth)
Designed To Heal Podcast: Your Body's Amazing Healing Power
In this episode Dr. Ben welcomes Dr. Matthew Sleeth, a former emergency room physician, who felt like he was "straightening deck chairs on the Titanic saving a patient at a time while the whole ship (Earth) was going down". Together with his wife and two children, he began to bring his lifestyle in line with his values. 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. He is currently working on a new book about faith and suicide. Connect with Dr. Sleeth's work at: http://www.matthewsleethmd.com. - The Designed To Heal Podcast is intended to provide encouragement for the listener but is for entertainment purposes only and NOT a substitute for proper treatment or to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever. Please seek help from a qualified provider.
Reforesting Faith (Gem & Alan with Matthew Sleeth)
Creation is a living masterpiece of God. It is full of life, beauty and vitality. And maybe one of God’s greatest creative expressions is a tree. They are the longest-lived of God’s creations. They are the lungs of the planet. They are a wonderous reminder that the good God does develops over decades, even centuries. Trees remind us of God’s unhurried way. Recently, Gem and I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Dr. Matthew Sleeth about his book Reforesting Faith. In it, he shares his own journey of discovering the importance of trees for our world and for God’s creation. As a former emergency room physician, Dr. Matthew Sleeth felt like he was straightening deck chairs on the Titanic saving a patient at a time while the whole ship (Earth) was going down. Together with his wife and two 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. Dr. Sleeth is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two post-doctoral fellowships.
Sabbath: An Act of Trust featuring Matthew Sleeth - Season 4 Episode 2
In today's world, everything is working to take Sabbath away. Join Terry and Alan as they unpack why God's rest is more powerful than human work. Also, you won't want to miss Alan's alter call at the end where he promises to give up his unhealthy loyalties to the Red Sox and Patriots.