The Green Good News Works with churches, colleges, seminaries, and community and denominational organizations on a wide array of initiatives. We would be happy to talk with you about  teaching a class, giving a talk or a sermon, or working with you on a curriculum or project.

Teachers AND ORGANIZERS:

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Rev. Dr. Wilson Dickinson

is a teacher, writer, and minister whose work takes place at the intersection of sustainability and discipleship. He is director of the Green Good News and teaches theology and is the Director of the Doctor of Ministry and Continuing Education Programs at Lexington Theological Seminary. He works with churches, colleges, and seminaries on issues of food justice, sustainability, and joyful living in the scriptures, new forms of church and discipleship, and spiritual practices. He is author of Exercises in New Creation from Paul to Kierkegaard, and The Green Good News: Christ’s Path to Sustainable and Joyful Life (forthcoming). He is currently working on a book entitled Singing The Psalms with My Father: Meditations on Love, Loss, and Dementia.

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Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade

is the Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 2000, Leah has served congregations in rural, urban, and suburban settings. She earned both her MDiv and PhD degrees from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now United Lutheran Seminary) and wrote her dissertation on preaching and environmental issues. Leah has served as an anti-fracking and climate activist, community organizer, and advocate for numerous environmental and social justice issues. Her newest book co-edited with Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis, contains essays from a cross-section of faith leaders and activists offering their spiritual wisdom for facing the difficult days ahead (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). Leah is also the “EcoPreacher” blogger for Patheos.

Publications:

Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, 2015)

Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in the Time of Climate Crisis, co-edited with Margaret Bullitt-Jonas (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)

Preaching in the Purple Zone: Ministry in the Red-Blue Divide (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)

For the Beauty of the Earth: Lenten Devotional (Chalice Press, 2020)

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Rev. Carol Devine

is a full time minister at Providence Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kentucky and since 2011 has led the creation care ministry for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Green Chalice. Carol serves on the executive board of Creation Justice Ministries and convenes the Creation Care committee of the Justice Committee of the Kentucky Council of Churches. Carol holds partnerships as very important and works with KY Interfaith Power and Light and has worked in the past with Green Faith and National Religious Partners for the Environment.

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Sean Gladding

is a pastor, author and speaker. His passion is (re)introducing people to the narrative of the bible, which invites us to partner with the Creator in working together for a world in which all of life can flourish. He speaks regularly at churches, colleges, seminaries and retreats on the metanarrative of scripture; creation care; missional community; and what the church has to learn from Alcoholics Anonymous. His family live, love, work and grow food in the Martin Luther Kingdom Jr neighborhood of Lexington, Kentucky. They are founding members of the Fig Tree Collective. Sean’s two published books are The Story of God, the Story of Us (IVP, 2010) and TEN: Words of Life for an Addicted, Compulsive, Cynical, Divided and Worn-Out Culture (IVP, 2014).