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Peter Wallace Article

January 27, 2018

The Rev. Peter Wallace: Ash Wednesday--Preparing for Lent

The Rev. Peter Wallace

As followers of Jesus prepare for the season of Lent, Day1 host Peter Wallace reflect on the meaning of Ash Wednesday. An excerpt from his new book, "Getting to Know Jesus (Again)."
The Rev. Dr. Emily C. Heath Article

January 26, 2018

Emily C. Heath: The Beginning of Wisdom

The Rev. Emily Heath (UCC)

A few years ago I began adding something new to my prayers every evening. Instead of asking for things to work out the way I wanted, or for nothing to go wrong, I began to pray instead for wisdom. That one small change to my prayer life has made a tremendous difference in my life.
The Rev. Susan Sparks Article

January 23, 2018

Susan Sparks: A Lesson from Beethoven

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

I’m sure you have all heard of the great composer Beethoven and his famous piece the 9th Symphony. It was heralded as a work of genius because Beethoven did something that had never been done before: he added voices in the fourth and last movement. He basically turned a symphony into an opera. But here’s the real kicker. He wrote that breath-taking piece toward the end of his life. When he was deaf.
The Rev. Gordon Stewart Article

January 09, 2018

Gordon Stewart: Our Dwelling Place and the Wrath of God

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

Six old friends have arrived from Indiana, Minnesota, and Illinois for New Year’s Eve in the Dempsey’s living room. A seventh unbidden visitor — pancreatic cancer managed by chemotherapy — makes us freshly aware of our mortality...
The Rev. Wayne Meisel Article

December 26, 2017

Wayne Meisel: First Job Out of College: 7 Things to Consider

The Rev. Wayne Meisel (PCUSA)

People often ask me what my most important career choice has been. That answer is surprisingly: it was my decision to do a year of service after I graduated from college. My year of service impacted every major part of my life and defined my career trajectory.
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Article

December 24, 2017

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: A Christmas Message from ELCA Presiding Bishop

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

In her Christmas message, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), reminds us that Advent is a time to be present and still, to be aware of the promise to come.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry Article

December 22, 2017

Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas 2017 Message

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

“Have a blessed Christmas, a wonderful New Year, and go out and make music in the heart of the world,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in his Christmas Message 2017. Read or watch...
The Rev. Kurt Lammi Article

December 20, 2017

Pastor Kurt Lammi: A Christmas Prayer

The Rev. Kurt Lammi (ELCA)

Good and loving God, It’s Christmas, the time we celebrate your coming - as a baby. We all know the story. We hear it year after year.... But, God, I must admit...I don’t get it. Why a baby?
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December 18, 2017

The Rev. George L. Choyce: Excerpt from "The Potter's Wheel: How Epilepsy Changed My Life"


In this excerpt from his new book 'The Potter's Wheel," which tells his story of moving through the stages of grief in dealing with epilepsy, Episcopal priest George Choyce shares insights about the stage of anger.
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt Article

December 16, 2017

Carol Howard Merritt: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, can you save us from being hot messes?

The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (PCUSA)

My daughter and I were watching 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' when Midge Maisel pulled out her measuring tape and began to write down the size of her ankles, calves, and thighs. While she checked her proportions, we laughed at the ridiculousness of it.