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March 21, 2019

Kurt Lammi: Why Pray?

The Rev. Kurt Lammi (ELCA)

If we have conflicted feelings about prayer, even though we know prayer is important, then why do we really pray? What is prayer really for? Is there a right way to pray?

Day1 Key Voice Bloggers

The Rev. Peter Wallace

Peter Wallace Blog

Peter Wallace is the host and executive producer of Day1 and vice president, programming, for the Alliance for Christian Media. He is the author of eight books of meditations. View Blog...

Recent Articles

February 01, 2018: Peter Wallace: Spending Lent in the Psalms
January 01, 2018: What's Up with the Day1 Website?
December 21, 2016: Humble Things: A Meditation for the Last Days of Advent
January 19, 2016: The Meaning of Life: A Parable
The Rev. Martha Sterne

Martha Sterne Blog

Day1 Key Voice blogger the Rev. Martha Sterne is associate rector of Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA. She formerly served as rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Maryville, TN, and as associate rector at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Atlanta. She is the author of Alive and Loose in the Ordinary (Church Publishing).

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Recent Articles

November 13, 2011: Lamar Amburn's and the Reign of God
September 14, 2011: After
August 12, 2011: Reunion
July 04, 2011: Winners of the Peachtree
The Rev. Dr. Peter Samuelson

Peter Samuelson Blog

Day1 Key Voice blogger the Rev. Peter L. Samuelson is pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Atlanta, GA. Peter earned a master of divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he teaches part time. He is married to Lutheran pastor the Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson.

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Recent Articles

April 05, 2012: We want our victims to be pure
November 09, 2011: Keep in Touch: Thinking Theologically about Technology
July 01, 2011: Do this in remembrance
May 04, 2011: Was Justice Served?
The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson

Debra Samuelson Blog

Day1 Key Voice blogger the Rev. Dr. Debra von Fischer Samuelson is serving Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Midtown Atlanta. "I have been privileged to serve for 14 years," she writes. "Redeemer is a strong and faithful congregation with excellent worship, and is a congregation whose concern is not only for one another but for the needs of the community around them and their neighbors across the world."

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Recent Articles

December 22, 2010: Wordless Prayer
December 14, 2010: Seasons of Mixed Emotions
January 19, 2010: Is Our Hope Lost?
December 11, 2009: Got a Grip
Kimberly Knight

Connecting the Dots Blog

Day1 Key Voice blogger Kimberly Knight is a May graduate of Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. A memer of the United Church of Christ, she oversees and serves the Koinonia Fellowship in Second Life online.

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Recent Articles

July 20, 2012: A Prayer for Colorado
February 14, 2012: "As Yourself"
February 01, 2012: She who Suffers - God and Evil
January 24, 2012: The Golden Circle of Being Church
The Rev. Mark Sargent

Mark Sargent Blog

Welcome to the blog of Rev. Mark Sargent on, home to the Key Voice blogs.

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Recent Articles

January 22, 2011: Paper Covers Rock
December 06, 2010: On Advent and Hope and Changing Locations
September 20, 2010: On Burning Qurans and Bibles
September 13, 2010: On Seeking What We've Lost
Bishop Kenneth Carter

Ken Carter Blog

Rev. Dr. Ken Carter blogs for and the Day1 Key Voice Blogs! View Blog...

Recent Articles

December 21, 2011: a christmas eve prayer for those who do not go to church
October 20, 2011: to walk fast or to walk far
September 29, 2011: conformity and the ten commandments
September 01, 2011: bearing fruit implies connection
The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker Blog

This is the Day1 Key Voice blog of the Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker on View Blog...

Recent Articles

April 03, 2015: Looks Can Be Deceiving
April 02, 2015: Failures Are Not Final
April 01, 2015: An Unreasonable Act
March 31, 2015: Because There Are Widows
The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan

Kim Buchanan Blog

Welcome to the key voice blog for the Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan on, the voice of the mainline Protestant churches in America.

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Recent Articles

December 22, 2010: Christmas-Weary
September 08, 2010: Burning Qur'ans: NIMBY!
August 18, 2010: Free Speech--At What Cost?
August 13, 2010: Poem: Why are Bad Things Spoken Loudly?
Zach Kincaid

Zach Kincaid's Blog

The Key Voice blog of Zach Kincaid. View Blog...

Recent Articles

February 04, 2015: After Christmas
August 23, 2011: Madoff Needs Chasing
July 24, 2011: land of liberty
September 16, 2009: The Space Between
The Rev. Dr. David Lose

David Lose's Blog

The Rev. Dr. David Lose is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

David J. Lose joined the Luther Seminary faculty in July of 2000 as assistant professor of homiletics. In May 2005, he received the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching.

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Recent Articles

April 06, 2011: Is The Bible True?
March 20, 2011: John 3:16, Like It Or Not!
December 30, 2010: No One Has Seen God
November 30, 2010: Advent 2 - Matthew's Problem with John
The Rev. Susan Sparks

The Rev. Susan Sparks - Day1 Key Voice Blog

The Rev. Susan Sparks on Day1 Key Voice blogs! View Blog...

Recent Articles

July 25, 2016: The Long Way Around
December 16, 2015: Lessons from a Christmas Cactus
March 31, 2015: Spring is a-Coming
October 23, 2013: There are Angels in Manhattan
The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas

Juan Huertas Blog

Juan Huertas blogs on a wide range of issues affecting Christians and the mainline Christian church. View Blog...

Recent Articles

August 18, 2014: The Eyes that Have Cried
October 11, 2011: Leadership as "Space Making"
May 21, 2011: Rapture Fail
May 03, 2011: Bin Laden's Death: A Response
Lynn Penney

Lynn Penney's Blog

Lynn Penney, lay leader and author of, is now a Key Voice blogger for Day1. View Blog...

Recent Articles

November 29, 2010: God's Dream for us
March 28, 2010: Staying Awake
February 12, 2010: Hit the Ground Running for Lent
January 19, 2010: How can a lay leader respond to the limitations of church?
The Rev. James Ellis III

James Ellis' Key Voice Blog

The Rev. James Ellis III shares his thoughts, reflections and prayers on the Day1 Key Voice Blogs! View Blog...

Recent Articles

August 21, 2017: Change is Gonna Come
December 06, 2016: A Return to Holiness (A Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12)
October 17, 2016: iStruggle
October 13, 2016: The Struggle is Real
The Rev. Adam Thomas

The Rev. Adam Thomas' Key Voice Blog

The Rev. Adam Thomas is the Assistant to the Rector at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Cohasset, MA. As one of the first members of the Millennial generation to be ordained to the priesthood, Adam brings a new voice to conversations about God, faith, spirituality, and the church. View Blog...

Recent Articles

April 16, 2013: They Call it Heartbreak Hill
April 06, 2011: From Palm Sunday to Easter
March 21, 2011: Attempted Temptation
December 20, 2010: Names
Dr. Alexander J. Shaia

Key Voice Blog of Dr. Alexander Shaia

Dr. Alexander J. Shaia is a pastoral theologian, spiritual director, liturgist, psychologist, and author of "The Hidden Power of the Gospels: Four Questions, Four Paths, One Journey" (HarperOne, February 2010). The book offers a fresh, unrecognized narrative on the gospels based on two premises: an examination of the spiritual dilemma of the original communities for which the gospels were written, and the larger story of spiritual practice that is told when the four texts are read in the sequence of the Sunday lectionary, both RCL and Roman. View Blog...

Carl McColman

The Key Voice Blog of Carl McColman

Carl McColman is a Roman Catholic layperson and a lay associate of the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. He is the author of several books on the spiritual life, including The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, 366 Celt and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Celtic Wisdom. View Blog...

Recent Articles

July 02, 2011: Why the Wild Goose Festival Matters
December 14, 2010: The Dawn Treader Movie: Too Much Action, Too Little Transformation
September 04, 2010: Remembering Raimon Panikkar
August 14, 2010: I'm Off to Northern Ireland


Weavings Journal is a quarterly publication that promotes a pattern of faithful living marked by prayer, community, and engagement. View Blog...

Recent Articles

April 20, 2011: Loved to the End: A Poem for Maundy Thursday
March 22, 2011: For You Alone
March 16, 2011: A Prayer of Confession for Wednesdays of Lent
February 24, 2011: Accepting What Is
The Rev. Margaret Marcuson

Key Voice Blog of Rev. Margaret Marcuson

Rev. Margaret Marcuson works with churches who want to create a ministry that lasts and clergy who want to have more impact on the people they serve best. She speaks and writes on leadership and works with church leaders nationally as a consultant and coach. View Blog...

Recent Articles

October 23, 2017: How to increase generosity in your church: ask!
August 09, 2017: Pastors, do you struggle with supervising staff?
March 14, 2017: How to disarm church antagonists: don’t take them so seriously
November 30, 2016: What is your purpose this Advent?

Patheos Key Voice Blog is the world's premier website for information and dialogue on all of the world's major faith traditions, with daily contributions from Patheos Experts. View Blog...

Recent Articles

April 03, 2012: The Meaning of the Cross: Alternative Views of the Atonement
January 26, 2012: Facebook Prophets
January 18, 2012: Rick Santorum: 100% Social Conservative, 0% Latter Day Saint
November 11, 2011: The Issue-Driven Church
The Rev. Michael Sullivan

The Rev. Michael Sullivan Key Voice Blog

The key voice blog of the Rev. Michael Sullivan. View Blog...

Recent Articles

October 09, 2013: Starbucks as teacher
August 10, 2012: The Emerging Reformation
March 01, 2012: Giving up Church for Lent
February 23, 2012: Yearning for Ashes
Pamela Czarnota

Key Voice Blog of Pamela Czarnota

Pamela has taught regularly in the Northwestern Ohio Synod Program for Synodically Authorized Ministers and the Northeastern Ohio Synod Academy for Lay Leaders. View Blog...

Recent Articles

August 23, 2013: Always Being Made New
July 20, 2012: Kyrie Eleison
February 07, 2012: How do you wish to be healed?
January 11, 2012: Prayer: A mysterious essential
The Rev. Chris Thomas

The Key Voice Blog of Rev. Chris Thomas

The Rev. Chris Thomas serves as the pastor of Fairview Heights Northside Baptist Church in Anniston, AL.

He graduated from the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in 2009 (M.Div.) and Samford University in 2006 (B.A. in Religion).

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Recent Articles

October 11, 2018: From One Minster to Another
March 16, 2018: On the Tenth Anniversary of My Ordination
December 15, 2017: A Parable
April 12, 2017: The Faith to Grieve
New Media Project

Day1 Key Voice Blog: New Media Project

At the New Media Project at Christian Theological Seminary we think religious leaders need more than primers in building websites and using social media. We believe that leaders of faith communities also need a larger interpretive framework for recognizing and evaluating the massive shift in communication patterns and tools from print to digital. Even though this shift will have a lasting effect on the church, compelling theological interpretations of it have not yet been adequately developed. Nor do sufficient strategic frameworks yet exist to help faith communities move forward using technology in theologically responsible ways. In short, we want to help religious leaders be theologically savvy about technology.

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Recent Articles

September 26, 2013: Social justice and social media: Resources
September 19, 2013: Social justice and social media: A Roman Catholic perspective
September 12, 2013: Social justice and social media: #SocialJustice: Like us on Facebook
September 05, 2013: Social justice and social media: An Anabaptist perspective
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

Key Voice Blog of The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin is the pastor of Vineville Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia. He served as an associate pastor at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi for almost seven years before moving to Georgia. View Blog...

Recent Articles

January 16, 2015: Good Words
November 27, 2014: Thankful for Advent
November 20, 2014: Bowling and Yelling
September 25, 2014: Church Talk
The Rev. Benjamin Pratt

Key Voice Blog of The Rev. Benjamin Pratt

Dr. Pratt is a retired United Methodist pastor and pastoral counselor. He was the founding pastor of a congregation that remains, after 48 years, one of the most racially integrated of the Virginia Annual Conference. Then, for thirty years he was a pastoral counselor on Capitol Hill and in the City of Fairfax. View Blog...

Recent Articles

May 22, 2015: Have You Established a Memorial? A Sacred Place in your Heart?
May 11, 2015: Do you see the world bathed in purple?
May 04, 2015: Do you speak Motherese? Could we learn Parentese?
April 15, 2015: Frederick Buechner and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Rev. Dr. Pamela C. Hawkins

The Key Voice Blog of The Rev. Dr. Pamela C. Hawkins

Pamela C. Hawkins is a United Methodist clergywoman with a heart for contemplative prayer and imaginative writing for the Christian spiritual life. Pam currently serves as associate pastor at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. View Blog...

The Rev. Cameron Trimble

Key Voice Blog of The Rev. Cameron Trimble

Rev. Cameron Trimble is the Executive Director of the Center for Progressive Renewal. She most recently served as an advisor to the Congregational Vitality and Discipleship Team of Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ and as Associate Conference Minister of Church Development in the Southeast Conference of the UCC. In her ministry in the national setting, Rev. Trimble was responsible for the development of national strategy for birthing new churches. In her conference setting, she directly oversaw the birthing of churches throughout the Southeast Conference. View Blog...

The Rev. Anthony Robinson

The Key Voice Blog of The Rev. Anthony Robinson

Anthony B. (Tony) Robinson is a speaker, teacher, author, coach and consultant who works with congregations and their leaders across North America. He is the author of the best-selling "Transforming Congregational Culture," and the award-winning "What's Theology Got to Do With It: Convictions, Vitality and the Church." His newest book is "Called to Lead: Paul's Letters to Timothy for Today's Pastoral Leaders," (with Robert W. Wall). He has served four congregations as a ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He is a Senior Consultant with the Center for Progressive Renewal. View Blog...

Recent Articles

July 19, 2012: Douthat, Bass and Liberal Christianity
June 28, 2012: Heath Care Reform, the Court and the Church
The Rev. Dwight McCormick

Key Voice Blog of Rev. Dwight McCormick

Rev. Dwight McCormick is the solo pastor of Northminster Presbyterian Church of Springfield Ohio. He has been in parish ministry for 13 years in the Presbyterian Church USA. When he is not working to keep up with his wife and daughters he enjoys spending time performing as a stand-up comic in churches, comedy clubs, and any venue that has a microphone and a desire to laugh. He is interested in the authentic, often not pretty life of discipleship and how humor informs the way we follow the path of Jesus Christ. View Blog...

Recent Articles

November 19, 2015: Department Store Jesus
August 05, 2015: Racism 101
October 28, 2014: For all the Saints
May 20, 2014: Scrambled Eggs and Apples
Marcia McFee

Key Voice Blog of Dr. Marcia McFee

Dr. Marcia McFee is an author, worship designer and leader, professor, preacher and artist. Her engaging and interactive style has been called “refreshing,” “inspiring,” and “unforgettable.” Marcia combines her background and experience in performance with a variety of worship and preaching styles in order to bring a fresh experience of the Gospel to each worship setting. Marcia teaches and speaks across the country and has provided worship design and leadership at numerous international and regional gatherings, including the last two General Conferences of the United Methodist Church. View Blog...

Recent Articles

October 20, 2016: A Time for Transformation
September 16, 2016: "The Art of Creating a World"
August 04, 2016: "Musical Transitions"
July 14, 2016: "The Verbal Transition"
Sogo TV

Sogo TV on Day1

Sogo ( is a new kind of Christian television network that uses the exploding platform of YouTube to distribute exclusive videos from an impressive collective of progressive Christian voices, as well as curates the religion and spirituality niche on YouTube. Founded in 2012, Sogo is short for “social Gospel,” a play on words that also refers to “social media + Gospel message,” the Gospel (or “good news”) of the kingdom of God that Jesus proclaimed. View Blog...

Steve Knight

Key Voice Blog of Steve Knight

Steve Knight is co-founder and co-CEO of Sogo Media, a new kind of Christian television network … on YouTube! View Blog...

Richard Schori

Key Voice Blog of Dr. Richard Schori

The shared thoughts and writings of Dr. Richard Schori, a lay leader of The Episcopal Church, holds a PhD in Mathematics, and husband of the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori. View Blog...

United Methodist Church

The Key Voice Blog of Linda Unger

Linda is currently serving as senior writer for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church. This is a position she has occupied for the past three years. It has allowed her to see firsthand, and through the eyes of UMCOR program staff, the gifts and role of faith communities in responding to both urgent and chronic needs of communities in the United States and overseas. View Blog...

Recent Articles

March 31, 2014: A Letter from Ukraine
March 27, 2014: Faith, health, and peace
March 13, 2014: An Invitation to Repentance
January 28, 2014: UMCOR's Return to Leyte
The Rev. Frederick Buechner

The Words of Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner (pronounced BEEK-ner) is an American writer and theologian. He is the author of more than thirty published books and has been an important source of inspiration and learning for many readers. His work encompasses many genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays, sermons, and other nonfiction. Buechner’s books have been translated into 27 languages for publication around the world. Buechner’s writing has often been praised for its ability to inspire readers to see the grace in their daily lives. View Blog...

Recent Articles

October 14, 2019: Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Jacob's Wrestle
September 24, 2019: Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: To Die With Him
September 24, 2019: Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Anger
September 19, 2019: Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Sharing Your Faith
Martin Davis

Martin Davis

This is the Day1 Key Voice blog of Martin Davis, founder and president of Sacred Language Communications. View Blog...

Recent Articles

December 31, 2014: What You're Really Telling People, And How to Improve
September 10, 2014: The Opportunity Before
July 02, 2014: Privacy: The Other Side of Social Media in Church
June 19, 2014: Church Marketing Is Dead, Long Live Communications

Facing Life Blog

The Rev. John Gunn Article

July 01, 2010

When Planning Your Career

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This Facing Life article, based on Romans 12:3, examines the path we take when striving for success. The Rev. John R Gunn writes that it is good for people "to aim high. But they need also to guard against being led away into vain pursuits through an exaggerated notion of their ability and gifts."

The Rev. John Gunn Article

February 22, 2010

When a Sinner Repents

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this Facing Life article based on Luke 15:10, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes about taking pride in repentance. "Be ashamed of your sins, but do not be ashamed to repent of them and confess them. It is the only way back to self-respect, the only way back to God and the better life."