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Day1 host Peter Wallace's new book on the emotions of Jesus is, according to Marcus Borg, “An illuminating and powerful personal meditation." Ideal for personal or group study.

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The Rev. Susan Sparks

Susan Sparks: Flying Without Wind

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

A few years ago, Toby and I traveled to the Outer Banks of North Carolina because yes, we wanted to learn to hang glide. There's a school near Kill Devil Hill where the Wright Brothers first flew. It's at Jockey's Ridge, the tallest sand dune on the East Coast.



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nd so it was that I found myself standing in the sand, staring down the steep slope of Jockey's Ridge dangling from a kite. As I looked down the dune, I thought of the scripture in Hebrews 12:1: "Let us run with perseverance the race that is set out for us." (Actually, what flashed through my mind was that scripture plus the phrase, "You're an idiot.")

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Ben Pratt: In this time of turbulence: How can we learn to talk to each other again?

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So let us begin anew-
remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness. ...
Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.

John F. Kennedy

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Other Recent Day1 Blog Articles

The Most Rev. Michael Curry Article

June 22, 2018

NEWS: Bishop Michael Curry to speak at Day1 Benefit Event in Atlanta

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

The preacher whose Royal Wedding sermon inspired the world is coming to Atlanta this September. The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, will speak at a benefit dinner for the Day1 media ministry on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m.
The Rev. Gordon Stewart Article

June 21, 2018

Gordon Stewart: "You're Reading from MY Book!"

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

Like Lewis Black, I’m not big on televangelists who misuse the Hebrew Bible. I’m even less fond of institutional powers and authorities that use MY book, the New Testament, to justify a policy that is beyond justification.
Day1 Article

June 20, 2018

Mitch Carnell: Jimmy Carter's new book: "Faith, A Journey for All"

Day1

One of my birthday presents this year was accompanied by a great compliment. My son gave me Jimmy Carter's new book, "Faith: A Journey for All," and said, "Dad, this sounds like you." It was an over-the-top compliment, but I sincerely hope that it is true.
The Rev. Robert W. Lee IV Article

June 13, 2018

Rob Lee: Dear Uncle John - Suicide and the Love of God

The Rev. Robert Lee (UCC)

Dear Uncle John, I lashed out the other day because of your life, because of my life, because of our shared experience surrounding suicide. I dropped the F-bomb to a guy who tried to say you and others who committed suicide were in hell. It came as a surprise to many on Twitter. The tweet now has some 219 thousand likes and I’ve found both critique and celebration in my language.
Day1 Article

June 13, 2018

Day1 Advisory Board Expands

Day1

The Alliance for Christian Media, parent organization of the Day1 media ministry, recently announced that 21 new members have joined its advisory board effective June 2018. The advisory board is composed of well-known pastors, scholars, professors, and other church leaders.
Day1 Article

June 11, 2018

Mitch Carnell: Complementarianism: A Separate-But-Equal Knockoff

Day1

An article I read recently extoling the virtues of complementarianism nagged at me. It would not let me rest. Complementarianism is a religious construct that deals with the roles of gender. The message is evil at its center.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb Article

June 05, 2018

Charley Reeb: Why We Loved the Royal Wedding Sermon: A Homiletical Analysis of Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

Over the last few days it seems the whole world has been talking about a 14 minute sermon. In addition to being encouraged by the world’s response to this gospel message, I believe preachers can learn a great deal from Bishop Curry’s sermon. There are important homiletic elements to Curry’s message that made it so effective. Below you will find the full transcript of the sermon along with my commentary.
ReadTheSpirit.com Article

May 30, 2018

David Crumm: Marianne Borg on Rediscovering Marcus Borg through ‘Days of Awe and Wonder’

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To borrow a couple of Marcus’s own earlier titles, this newbook could have been appropriately titled: "Meeting Marcus Borg Again for the First Time—Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary."