Peter Wallace is the executive producer and host of Day1. Read his blog posts and watch his video meditations, "What Is God Saying to You Today?"
Check him out!
Thanks to the generous support of Odyssey Networks, Day1 brings you a series of inspirational messages from our finest speakers to help guide you through those hard questions in life.
See them all!
Led by Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D., Darkwood Brew is a groundbreaking interactive web television program exploring progressive/emerging Christian faith and values.
Check out the video!
Day1 is proud to announce the Partner Church program. Now your church can actively support a worldwide voice for the mainline churches!
Check out our upcoming benefit dinner and other events such as our quarterly prayer breakfast!
Check out all upcoming events!
Do you Tweet? If so, please follow our Day1 Twitter feed (@day1). You'll be the first to know about new
content being added to the website, and we welcome you to share your thoughts and join us in conversation.
Visit Our Twitter
I remember the first time I really thought about Christmas outside of that relatively narrow window between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. I was around eight years old, and it was sometime in August.
Those of us who grew up with TV commercials in the New York market will surely remember the August TV ads for the now-defunct electronics store "Crazy Eddie's." The ads always went: "Crazy Eddie's Christmas Sale--in August! Crazy Eddie can't be beat, with prices so low he's practically GIVING it all away! Crazy Eddie: his prices are INSANE."Read full transcript...
Meet Kristina Heise a young preacher who has participated in the National Festival of Young Preachers, sponsored by the Academy of Preachers. She shares insights on her experience of preaching before her peers and where she sees the church heading.
Isaiah’s poetry gives images of hope. The crocus shall bloom again, the desert blossom, the desolation shall become glad singing. And then he changes the tense of his verbs. He moves from the the desert shall rejoice, the crocus shall bloom, to present tense imperatives: Strengthen. Make firm.
The courts have been inundated by cases from corporations who refuse to provide insurance for contraception based on the religious beliefs of their owners. The Supreme Court will be hearing the cases soon. As a clergyperson, I’m obviously concerned about people being able to have the freedom to practice their faith. Yet as a woman, I am concerned about the health and dignity of people who need contraception. What happens when those two things contradict one another?
Ever notice how difficult it is to think about the seasons of Advent and Christmas without thinking about your family? Even if we are unable to or have no plans to be with family members during this special season, we still reminisce and often relish the ties that bind us to our families.
The Dave Test is a set of ten questions you can ask yourself when life sucks or before you talk to someone whose life is in the same sort of place.
N.T. Wright is writing like a man on a mission, now that he has left his role as bishop to devote his remaining years to producing books that he hopes will inspire individuals and strengthen congregations. At the moment, he is publishing his longest book (1,700 pages bound into two volumes weighing in at 5 pounds) and one of his smallest books (a mere 200 pages, less than 10 ounces and small enough to tuck into a coat pocket).
For a number of years I have asked Christian groups what they think the Christian gospel – the 'good news' – is. I ask them to begin with memory – to think back to how they would have answered that question at the end of childhood, at age twelve or so – and in not more than a sentence. What had they absorbed by then?
In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. On December 15, 2013 we will celebrate the Third Sunday in Advent.
Advent is a season of hopeful longing. Hope for the coming of the Christ child and longing for the abundant life Christ promised. But we know many in our communities and around the world are hungry.
After learning about Jesse Lewis, a six year old who died in the Sandy Hook shooting a year ago this December 14th, I’m thinking about scratching out the name Jacob in Psalm 146 and writing in Jesse. Psalm 146, verse 5 says, 'Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.' I’m wondering if scratching out Jacob and writing in Jesse, at least in these upcoming weeks, might be a way of praying to transform anger and resentment into love and forgiveness.