“Holy Interruption” — Christmas 2016 The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship, Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY Author, Creation-CrisisPreaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, 2016) Text: Luke 2:2-20 In a congregation I served several years ago, I sent out an informal email pollRead More →

More than Eco-Palms – Leah Schade reflects on ecojustice and Passion Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Mark 11:1-11 (Procession) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1 – 15:47 On Palm Sunday, thousands of churchesRead More →

Ocean Coral Illuminates the “Living Stone” of Christ. – Leah Schade reflects on 1 Peter 2 and John 14. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 “ComeRead More →

Let us live into a vision of sustainability for the whole Earth community. – Leah Schade reflects on the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10Read More →

We need a “conversion to Earth!” – Leah Schade reflects on lives being changed. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Third Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Hearts burning, eyes opened, livesRead More →

Celebrating the Subversive Life of the Resurrection – Leah Schade reflects on the lessons of Holy Humor Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Second Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 For aRead More →

How does creation participate in this new life? – Leah Schade reflects on Christ’s passion and resurrection through an ecological hermeneutic. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Easter Day, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Jeremiah 31:1-6 Psalm 118:102, 14-24 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 38:1-10 What aRead More →

“Needing New Nets: Fishing for People in a Creation-Crisis Age” – Leah Schade reflects on Matthew 4:12-23. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Leah Schade in 2017) Readings for the Third Sunday of Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 1Read More →

Inauguration by Water – The Baptism of Jesus:  Leah Schade reflects on Matthew 3:13-17 and Isaiah 42:1-9. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Leah Schade in 2017) Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13), First Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (2017, 2020,Read More →