Sleeth (left) and MasonTwo Dean’s Lectures in November will explore the topics of keeping Sabbath and conflict transformation. Both lectures will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 252 of the Rita Anne Rollins Building. Registration is required for each event; those who register by the deadlines listed will receive a boxed lunch.

On Wednesday, November 5, Matthew Sleeth, MD, will present the lecture “24/6: Avoiding Personal and Ministry Burnout in a 24/7 World.” Sleeth, a former emergency room physician, is founder and executive director of the educational nonprofit Blessed Earth in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the author of Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action (Zondervan, 2007) and 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life (Tyndale House, 2012).

The registration deadline is Friday, October 31. Register here.

Gary Mason will speak on Wednesday, November 12 about “Reconciliation in a Post Conflict Society.” Mason works with the Northern Ireland Association of Mental Health (NIAMH) as director of Journey Towards Healing, a psychologically informed approach to conflict transformation in a local, national and international context. Prior to this appointment, Mason spent 27 years as a Methodist clergyperson in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has worked with both Republican and Loyalist communities in peace building and reconciliation. From 1999 to 2014, Mason was the superintendent and CEO of East Belfast Mission, one of the largest Methodist missions in Europe, known for creativity in the realm of social justice and peace building.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 5. Register here.

Mason will also preach at Candler worship on Thursday, November 13 at 11:05 a.m. in Cannon Chapel. Following the service, there will be a lunch and discussion with Mason. Registration is required. Register here.