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The Passionate Jesus

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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Recent Peter Wallace Blog Articles

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July 27, 2012

Jesus' Unexpected Presence: A Meditation on John 6:16-21

The Rev. Peter Wallace

Jesus tends to pop up unexpectedly in places where we desperately need him, as he did to the disciples, fearing for their lives in a storm and then fearing for their sanity when they saw him walking toward them on the roiling surface of the angry lake.
Peter Wallace Article

June 19, 2012

Quieting the Storm: A Reflection on Mark 4:35-41

The Rev. Peter Wallace

The miracle of Jesus' authority over nature recorded in this Sunday's gospel must have left his disciples stunned and slack-jawed. His reprimand surely made them feel small; it’s clear that he was telling them they could exercise this same power if they only had faith. 
Peter Wallace Article

May 07, 2012

An Unexpected Encounter: Putting My Anti-Racism Training to Work

The Rev. Peter Wallace

After you spend time and energy trying to learn something, sometimes God gives you an opportunity to put it into practice, ready or not. And that's a good thing because it compels us to live what we've learned. For me, it happened the moment I walked out the door after an anti-racism training workshop.
Peter Wallace Article

March 15, 2012

The Four Spiritual Invitations: Saying Something About God

The Rev. Peter Wallace

I got stumped the other day by what would seem to be a rather easy question: “Would you say something to us about God?”
Peter Wallace Article

February 28, 2012

Embracing the Cross: A Lenten Meditation on Mark 8:34

The Rev. Peter Wallace

In the gospel text for this Sunday, Jesus encourages us to take up our cross. What might happen if we do?
Peter Wallace Article

February 21, 2012

Spending Lent in the Psalms - Daily Meditations

The Rev. Peter Wallace

Day1 host and author Peter Wallace invites you to join him in meditating on the Psalms every day from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week.
Peter Wallace Article

January 19, 2012

Young Preachers Offer Hope for the Church's Future

The Rev. Peter Wallace

Spending four days with over 120 young preachers from a diverse spectrum of locations and denominations has only increased my hope for the future of the church. Here's my report from the 2012 National Conference of Young Preachers, put on by the Academy of Preachers.
Peter Wallace Article

October 24, 2011

This Week's Psalm: Rising Above Stress (Ps. 107)

The Rev. Peter Wallace

Psalm 107 reminds us that when we are burdened by stress and anxiety in life, God's steadfast love offers a way to rise above it.
Peter Wallace Article

October 20, 2011

This Week's Psalm: Counting Our Days (Psalm 90)

The Rev. Peter Wallace

Psalm 90 (this week's lectionary psalm) encourages us to live every day to the full, trusting in God's loving, steadfast presence.
Peter Wallace Article

August 11, 2011

Cries in the Street: Listening to the Homeless

The Rev. Peter Wallace

On a recent day with ministry colleagues on the streets of Atlanta, I heard echoes of Psalm 55 in the cries of the homeless people we listened to.