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 Poverty

The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray

Camille Cook Murray: A Message for My Brothers

Luke 16:19-31

4th Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

January 29, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Camille Cook Murray (PCUSA)

 

It was my first day as a parent at a Georgetown toddler's playgroup. We had done playtime, snack time, circle time and now it was playground time. I started talking to a mother whose daughter was about the same age as mine. Within a few minutes of talking to her, she started to complain to me about how stressful her life was right now. Stressful not because of work demands, toddler sleep issues, or health concerns. No, stress because she just had too many houses. Eight houses, to be exact!

Read full transcript...
The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle

Blindness and a Vision of Community

Luke 16:19-31

19th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

September 29, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle (PCUSA)

 

Somehow, interestingly, this parable often shows up here in the fall, when many of us preachers are navigating our way through stewardship season.  We want to speak of the joy of seeing your gifts shared with others in a way that changes things.

But we're also stuck.  We preachers have a budget to raise, our own salary included.  Some of this money goes out to organizations that feed and clothe and house, that are on the ground with hurting people in ways our churches hope to be yet so seldom are.  But these are anxious times.  Regardless of glimmers of hope amongst economic indicators, we don't feel free.  Folks in our pews are still worried about their jobs.  Too many churches, even good, strong churches, are hedging bets as they build the budget, asking those who run programs to run them on less, neglecting raises for staff, again, letting the budget anxiety nudge them into making decisions that lead to more keeping, more hoarding, less giving.  We don't feel free.

Read full transcript...

Other Recent Content About Poverty

Father Albert Cutié Transcript

August 04, 2013

Generosity as a Way of Life

The Rev. Alberto Cutié (TEC)

In his sermon on Luke 12:13-21, Father Albert Cutié challenges us to discover what it means to follow Jesus' teaching to be rich toward God--a mindset that is countercultural and revolutionary.
The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis Transcript

January 20, 2013

The Fountain of Life

The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis (other)

In this moving sermon based on Psalm 36, the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis calls us to follow the example of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and boldly proclaim God's justice for lost people who need hope.
The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler Transcript

November 07, 2010

Saint Carlton Is Lowest

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

What is a saint? The Very Rev. Sam Candler probes Jesus' teaching in Luke 6 to discover the radical -- and surprising -- kind of life God's people are called to live in this world.
President Jimmy Carter Transcript

September 12, 2010

A Joyful Resolve: Transforming the Lives of the World's Poorest

President Jimmy Carter (CBF)

In this special capstone to the "Faith & Global Hunger" Series, the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter, offers a biblical and optimistic look at current efforts to follow God's call to serve the world's poorest through the Millennium Development Goals.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry Transcript

July 04, 2010

Can I Get a Witness? Faith & Global Hunger Part 4

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

In part 4 of our special series, "Faith & Global Hunger," the Right Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, offers a stirring call to action to serve the poor in Jesus' name.
no
video
image

The Rev. Dr. David Beckmann (Part 1) - Day1 Conversation on Global Hunger

The Rev. David Beckmann (ELCA)

In part 1 of an expanded interview with Day1 host Peter Wallace, the Rev. Dr. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, discusses the work of making hunger issues a priority for legislators, the intersection of faith and economics, and why in this day and age people still go to bed hungry.
no
video
image

The Rev. Dr. David Beckmann (Part 2) - Day1 Conversation on Global Hunger

The Rev. David Beckmann (ELCA)

In part 2 of an expanded interview with Day1 host Peter Wallace, the Rev. Dr. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, discusses the work of making hunger issues a priority for legislators, the intersection of faith and economics, and why in this day and age people still go to bed hungry.
The Rev. David Beckmann Transcript

June 27, 2010

Exodus from Hunger: Faith & Global Hunger Part 3

The Rev. David Beckmann (ELCA)

In part 3 of our special series, "Faith & Global Hunger," the Rev. Dr. David Beckmann--president of Bread for the World--offers practical ways people of faith can address poverty in the world today.