Do You Like Our Owl? ‘Blade Runner’ and Climate Change

Part one of a two part blog series from our friend, the Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade over at EcoPreacher.

“I am eager to see how Blade Runner 2049 envisions the planet’s future 30 years hence.  Yet the idea of seeing our possible fate played out on a screen right before my eyes makes me slightly queasy.  While we may not yet have hover-cars, Blade Runner got so many things right when it came to foreseeing America’s climate-blighted future.  I worry about what the next movie will show us.”

Read more here.

The Rev. Dr. Leah D. Schade is the Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky.  An ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for 17 years, 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, and completed her dissertation focusing on homiletics (preaching) and ecological theology (caring for God’s creation).  Her book Creation-Crisis Preaching:  Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, 2015) is available at  Leah has served as an anti-fracking and climate activist, community organizer, and advocate for environmental justice issues.  Samples of her ecologically-themed essays, articles, sermons, book and film reviews, and other writings can be found on her “EcoPreacher” blog at Patheos:  You can follow Leah on Twitter at @LeahSchade, and on Facebook at


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