Services

Top Topics

Connections

Please join us on these social networks:

Day1 Store

Books, CDs, Videos & more

Visit The Store

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.

Buy Now

Topic Features About Calling

The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls

Charles Qualls: Promise or Warning?

Mark 1:14-20

3rd Sunday after Epiphany - Year B

January 21, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls (CBF)

 

What is the strangest thing anyone has ever asked you to do? What is the deepest commitment someone has asked you to make?

Those are the kinds of questions that arise so naturally as we listen to this story from Mark's gospel today. There are other questions though. Why did Jesus use the words that He did? And, what exactly was He calling them to?

Read full transcript...
The Rev. Ernest Brooks

Ernest Brooks: It Takes a Village

Luke 2:25-40

1st Sunday after Christmas - Year B

December 31, 2017

The Rev. Ernest Brooks (other)

 

The Gospel lesson for this first Sunday of the liturgical season of Christmas draws our attention to two elders of Jesus' village: Simeon and Anna. They are the wise ones, the Griots, the prophets, the sages, the keepers of the gate, the mediums who serve as the connective tissue between the unrealized hopes and dreams of yesterday, the blessings and challenges of today and the promises for a brighter tomorrow. These are the persons who spoke over and into the Jesus' life by recognizing and affirming the life-altering and world changing anointing that gave definition to his very being, even in birth and infancy. They represent the village elders who blessed and affirmed both Mary and Joseph while also preparing them for the unique blessings and challenges that would come with the sacred responsibility of raising the Christ child - the long hoped-for Messiah as described by the prophet Isaiah who would come, not only to restore Israel, but to serve as the savior of the world.

Read full transcript...

Other Recent Content About Calling

The Rev. Scott Seeke Transcript

March 26, 2017

Scott Seeke: The Chosen One

The Rev. Scott Seeke (ELCA)

As we see in the story of Samuel's anointing of David as King of Israel, God's criteria for God's servants may not line up with our own--which, Scott Seeke tells us, means God may even use us.
The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown Transcript

January 13, 2013

Does Baptism Matter?

The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown (other)

In his sermon for the Baptism of the Lord Sunday, Marble Collegiate Church minister Dr. Michael Brown points out that to the gospel writers, baptism is crucial. Everything starts at the river where Jesus enters the waters of baptism--it was the moment when Jesus was claimed and called. We too belong to God and are called to do something special.
The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody Transcript

December 30, 2012

Where Is Jesus?

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)

In his sermon for the 1st Sunday after Christmas, the Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody focuses on Jesus' experience as a youth in the Temple--and encourages us to foster the calling and gifts of young people in our midst today.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Transcript

November 25, 2012

Leaving Home

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

In his sermon for the Reign of Christ Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin offers a reflection of how our place shapes us--in light of Jesus' response to Pilate that his kingdom was not from here.
no
video
image

Four Young Preachers, One Call - Festival of Young Preachers

Academy of Preachers (other)

Four young preachers speak on their calling to the ministry at the 2012 Festival of Young Preachers in Louisville, KY. Featuring Jean-Daniel Cathéll-Williams, Joseph T. Howard, David Telfort and Kristina Heise.
no
video
image

Living a Fruitful Life

Odyssey Networks

Those who delight in the law of the lord are like trees planted near streams of water, which yeild their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither; in all that they do, they prosper. Psalm 1:3
Bishop Kenneth Carter Transcript

December 18, 2011

Call and Response

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

On this final Sunday in Advent, the Rev. Dr. Ken Carter examines the important role that Mary, the mother of Jesus, plays in the story of our faith, and encourages us to listen for God's call to do extraordinary things.
The Rev. John Gunn

Jesus Exalted His Work

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In referencde to Jesus as a carpenter, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "We can be sure that His work was well done. That He never mad a shoddy table or plow. That He never made a yoke that would gall the neck of an ox. If all workmen would follow His example in this respect, it would elevate and dignify their trades. The man who turns out an honest piece of carpentry is as honorable as the man who makes a poem or a sermon."