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Sabbath and Food Day: Dr. Matthew Sleeth

9:00am - 12:00noonLower Auditorium


On Thursday, Oct.25th, in conjunction with Food Day, the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative will host Dr. Matthew Sleeth for two events at the School of Divinity. Speaking on his new book 24/6, Dr. Matthew Sleeth describes a life-giving prescription for a healthier, more God-centered life amidst a digitally-crazed, always-on world. Along the way, he shares how his family was dramatically transformed when it began adopting Sabbath practices and helps us better understand how our own lives can be radically transformed – physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually – by adopting a 24/6 lifestyle. 

Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency room physician, treated a growing number of patients with physical symptoms from working too much, consuming too much, and having too little time to focus on their faith and families. Following a new calling, Dr. Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of a busy ER to teach, preach, and write about the biblical call for a 24/6 life. A highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than 1,000 churches, campuses, and events in the last five years. Dr. Sleeth lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with Nancy, his wife of more than 30 years, and their two grown children. 

Lecture | 9:00am | Lower Auditorium

Dr. Sleeth will give a free public lecture at the School of Divinity exploring the connection between food and Sabbath. How does the biblical motif of manna inform our eating? What can we learn from the Sabbatical laws of rest for the land and livestock? These and other questions will guide Dr. Sleeth’s talk, as he explores how we might reclaim Sabbath practices for the way we eat. 

Coffee Hour and Conversation | 11:00am | Lower Auditorium

Dr. Sleeth will join with students and others for coffee and conversation.

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