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The Rev. Dr. Paul Wallace

Paul Wallace: When God Shows Up

Job 19:23-27a

25th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

November 06, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Paul Wallace (CBF)


I didn't need a crow to tell me Dad was going to die.

He had been in the sunroom in his hospice bed for two days, and he would be gone within an hour. The family had gathered and we were prepared. We knew Dad was dying. Still, the poetry of the moment was not lost on me.

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The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia Taylor: A Song for the Forgotten Saints

Ephesians 1:11-23

All Saints' Sunday - Year C

October 30, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Taylor (TEC)


"From ghoulies and ghosties. And long-leggedy beasties. And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!" It's the eve of All Hallow's Eve--Halloween and a time to remember the words to this old Scottish prayer to protect us from the dark spirits who wish us ill. But Halloween also means that we are on the eve of one of the great feasts days of the Christian calendar--All Saint's Day and remember all the spirits of light and life.

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The Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor Transcript

March 27, 2016

Divine Comedy

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor (UCC)

In her sermon for Easter Day, Dr. Nancy Taylor explains the joke--on death and on empire--that God has made through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Faith & Science in the 21st Century Series Transcript

November 08, 2015

Tom Long: Numbering Our Days - Faith & Science Series Part 7

The Rev. Dr. Tom Long says the psalmist asks God to teach us to number our days that we may gain a wise heart. In light of advances in medical science, how do we best do that?

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith Transcript

May 10, 2015

Last Words

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith (ELCA)

Jesus' last words to his disciples were full of love. Dr. Tim Smith asks, what is it that matters, when all else--including life itself--is said and done? What is the most compelling, most powerful, most enduring force in all of the cosmos? It is love.
The Rev. Marek Zabriskie Transcript

April 20, 2014

God Reached Out

The Rev. Marek Zabriskie (TEC)

Easter faith is about reaching out. No small acts of service will solve the unspeakable problems that besiege our world. But that’s not how Christians view it. Every dollar, every kind word, every deed and act of Christian love is part of the great cosmic drama inspired by God’s reaching out to us when Jesus rose from the grave.
The Rev. Dr. William L. Self Transcript

March 31, 2013

While It Was Still Dark

The Rev. Dr. William L. Self (CBF)

As we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord, Dr. Bill Self takes us back to the empty tomb and explores the scene through the eyes of Mary Magdalene.

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long - A Day1 Conversation with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss his teaching work with the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, his books on evil and suffering as well as the Christian funeral, and his thoughts on how our very own Protestant Hour archives could provide a valuable window into the history of preaching in the 20th century. Join us for a conversation of faith and hope, only on Day1.
The Rev. William Carter Transcript

April 08, 2012

Easter Dinner

The Rev. William Carter (PCUSA)

As we celebrate Easter, the Rev. Bill Carter takes us back to the glorious feast of Isaiah 25:6-9, when God swallows death--which is the astonishing claim of Easter itself.
Greg Garrett Transcript

November 20, 2011

If Christ Is King, What Does That Mean?

Greg Garrett (TEC)

In his sermon on the Reign of Christ, Greg Garrett explores Jesus' teaching on separating the sheep and the goats, and helps us wrestle with the questions, "What does Jesus want me to do and to be? How will my life be different if Christ is King?"