Dr. Leah Schade is Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary, A graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, her research and experience cover the fields of homiletics and ecological theology. As an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Schade has served in suburban, urban, and rural settings and has worked with parishioners from a variety of cultural, racial, and economic backgrounds. Formerly the pastor of United in Christ Lutheran Church in Lewisburg, PA, Schade s ministry is marked by her experience in and passion for ecological and social justice advocacy and activism.

In our conversation we talk about…

  • the tradition to teaching online
  • empowering women within the church
  • the theological task of preaching
  • the sermon in a time of crisis
  • corona and community
  • what goes into the crafting of a sermon
  • why you don’t need to make the sermon practical, but make it strange

Dr. Schade’s Books

Preaching in the Purple Zone: Ministry in the Red-Blue Divide

Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis

Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit

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