November 11, 2012
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston
'I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.'
If you listen to the critiques of religion in the world today, they fall into two basic categories. The first criticism is that religious people are hypocritical. This is true. We are hypocrites. We are sinners. We are fallen beings who belong to messed-up institutions. We do not always (or even most of the time) live up to our highest ideals.
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January 22, 2012
Dr. R. Kirby Godsey
The noted educator and author shows us that religion has been a source of great human good, a deep reservoir of hope and grace, but despite its dark side we can learn to embrace one another as God's children.
Day1 Host Peter Wallace sits down for the second installment of his conversation with the Rev. Mark Sargent as they discuss an issue close to Mark's heart: Religious Wounding. Mark's understanding of human psychology, and work as a pastor, has led him to believe that a form of spiritual and emotional trauma is prevalent in today's world and is partially to blame for the lack of interest in Christian institutions, and in some cases ideals, today.
Dr. Diana Butler Bass
Author, speaker and scholar of American religion and culture sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss the decline of the church on the worldwide stage, the loss of the interest of youth, and the challenges to the institutional structure of the church in new times.
January 15, 2006
The Rev. Mark Sargent is pastor of Embry Hills United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA. In his third sermon in the series, "Into the Brave New World", Rev. Sargent explores Christianity and multifaith dialogue.