November 6, 2017 / Theology
Leah D. Schade looks to the work of Sallie McFague for a fresh approach to sermons addressing ecological justice and the concerns of “the least of these.”
Leah D. Schade is assistant professor of preaching and worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky, and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, where she has served congregations in rural, urban, and suburban settings. Schade earned both her MDiv and PhD from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Her dissertation focused on homiletics and ecological theology, two themes she examines in her 2015 book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecological Theology and Homiletics and the writing she features on her ecoPreacher Patheos blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ecopreacher/. Schade has also served as an anti-fracking and climate activist, community organizer, and advocate for environmental justice issues, and she is a trained workshop leader for Lutherans Restoring Creation, a grassroots movement helping congregations learn how to go green.