Leah D. Schade
Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy
M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Ph.D., Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
The Rev. Dr. Leah Schade, Ph.D. is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America serving as the Pastor of United in Christ Lutheran Church in rural Lewisburg, PA, in the Upper Susquehanna Synod (USS). She earned her doctorate from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (where she received her Master of Divinity in 2000), having completed her dissertation focusing on homiletics (preaching) and ecological theology (caring for God’s creation). Her forthcoming book, "Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecological Theology and Homiletics," will be published by Chalice Press in the fall of 2015. She is also an anti-fracking activist and advocate for environmental justice issues, and is a trained workshop leader for Lutherans Restoring Creation, a grassroots movement helping congregations learn how to “go green.”
Schade, L. D. (2015). Creation-crisis preaching: Ecology, theology and the pulpit. St. Louis, Mo: Chalice Press.
Schade, L. D. (2015, December). I am Ruah: A sermon on climate disruption preached from the perspective of the Holy Spirit.
Presentation at the Academy of Homiletics Performance Workgroup, Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tenn.
Schade, L. D. (2015, October). Creation-crisis preaching: A workshop for engaging scripture, ecological context and homiletical
creativity. Presentation at the Parliament of World Religions, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Schade, L. D. (2014). Into—and out of—the fiery furnace: The role of religion in the grassroots effort to stop a tire burner. New Life Theological Journal, 4(1), 33-47.
Schade, L. D. (2014, November 1). Into—and out of—the fiery furnace: The role of religion in the grassroots effort to stop a tire burner. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Indianapolis, IN.
Schade, L. D. (2014, November 21). I am water, I am waiting: An ecofeminist hermeneutic for preaching as the character of water in John 4:1-42 (The woman at the well). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Homiletics, San Diego, CA.
Schade, L. D. (2014, November 25). Is Romans 8:18-25 truly a green text?: An ecofeminist critique. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, CA.