April 13, 2017

As we approach Earth Day, the stakes for our planet have never been higher. Here are 5 ways to cultivate our attention, and claim our individual and collective power. Read more

April 13, 2017

What can the science of fractals – and the 80’s movie The Dark Crystal – teach us about the divine drama of Holy Week? Only the shadow knows . . . Read more

April 12, 2017

The well-being of children and the well-being of God’s Creation are fundamentally linked. Here are 4 things you can do to welcome children into God’s Creation. Read more

April 11, 2017

With Earth Day blooming on the horizon (April 22), it’s time to take stock of how your church is preaching about God’s Creation. Take this short quiz (one for pastors, one for parishioners). Read more

April 10, 2017

Maundy Thursday disorients us. On purpose. Think of the implications of what Jesus was doing. For those who wash, their status is lifted. Read more

April 7, 2017

Imagine what your life would be like if you could be an EcoPreacher taking part in God’s work to heal our planet – right from the pulpit. What if your parishioners were inspired by your preaching to address the most pressing environmental concerns of our time? Imagine hearing your parishioners actually thank you for preaching about protecting our planet. How about discovering a new dimension to your preaching that opens a whole new world of perspectives, creative ideas, and inspiration… Read more

April 6, 2017

The 2017 EcoPreacher Earth Day Sermon Contest is closed for this year.  Congratulations to the winners: Brooke Baker (1st place): Seeing is Believing Carol Devine (2nd place): Jonah, Ninevites, and Climate Change Need some ideas for crafting a green sermon?  Check out: 17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher. Need more inspiration?  Visit https://www.creationcrisispreaching.com/sermons for model sermons to get your creative juices flowing.   Leah D. Schade is the Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary (Kentucky) and author… Read more

April 6, 2017

I am thrilled to announce that EcoPreacher is now on Patheos.com! This is my first post to introduce myself to the Patheos community, and to share what this blog will be about.  Briefly, EcoPreacher will be exploring environmental issues, the church, and politics from a faith perspective on the Progressive Christian channel. Who is Leah D. Schade? I am the Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky.  An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran… Read more

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