10 Principles for Environmental Preaching: How to Craft Eco-Sermons

By Leah D. Schade
February 19, 2023

I first began my work as an “EcoPreacher” nearly twenty years ago when I started an eco-ministry in the Lutheran church I served just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  I believed it was important for people to connect their faith with the climate and environmental justice issues that are affecting our world and local communities.

One Sunday I was invited to preach an Earth Day sermon for a neighboring church and focused on the need to preserve natural lands. I highlighted a beautiful local land trust as an example of human beings obeying the command of God in the Garden of Eden: this far and no farther.

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