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Leah Schade
Author, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship, Environmental activist, wife, mother of two, harpist
Author, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship, Environmental activist, wife, mother of two, harpist

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12 days until Earth Day! Is your green sermon ready for April 23?

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EcoPreacher is now on!
I am thrilled to
announce that has brought me on as a blogger on their Progressive
Christian channel: !    After five years of having my blog on this site, I will now be a genuine professional blogger w...

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Earth Day Sermon Contest!
by Leah
D. Schade, Author, Creation-Crisis Preaching : Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice
Press, 2015) Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship, Lexington Theological Semina...

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5 A's for Earth Day
As we
approach Earth Day, the stakes for our planet have never been higher.     Leah D. Schade Runaway climate-change, species disappearing
at alarming rates, storms unleashing billion-dollar catastrophes, and lack of
access to clean water for millions are ...

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Announcing: The Purple Zone, New Website and Blog
I'm happy to announce the launch of my newest research and ministry project - The Purple Zone: Ministry in the Red/Blue Divide , equipping Christians and pastors during this divisive time in our nation.  I am exploring ways that pastors can preach and do mi...

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Trump’s “Presidential” Speech: The Stockholm Syndrome Begins
Leah D. Schade Trump’s “presidential” speech to the joint session of
Congress on Feb. 28 was a brilliant move. 
He stayed with his script, was calm and measured, and offered one gem of grace
and dignity .  Both Republicans and even some Democrats gave high

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Dirt People: An Eco-Sermon for Ash Wednesday
The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade Text:  Genesis 2:4 - 7; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 If you're longing to be centered and grounded in this time of divisive, soul-fracturing politics, an ancient Hebrew text from Genesis unearths an important reminder. Your Lenten journe...

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The Preacher Persisted: Finding Courage in the Pulpit
The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade I was
recently invited to supply preach at a congregation to cover a colleague during
his vacation.  I had been told by several
different people that the congregation had a reputation of being a politically
progressive church. So...

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How Can We Talk? Confessions of a Disillusioned Red-Cradle Christian
The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade Susan M. Shaw, Professor of Women,
Gender and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University, has written an
excellent article entitled “ Dear White, Christian Trump Supporters: We Need to Talk ,” which has articulated not only my ...

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Getting Local with Rep. Andy Barr: Environment, Health, Immigration All Connected
The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade Andy Barr (R) is the  United States Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district since 2013  and offers "mobile office hours" every second Tuesday of the month. Today, less than a month after Trump's inauguration, 30 ...
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