Our Latest Program: Sunday June 23, 2024

Is Jesus in Your Boat?

Dr. Quincy Brown says the good news of this gospel story is that Jesus tells the disciples to cross to the other side of the late, meaning that he will be present with them - and us - when we are crossing over the obstacles, problems, and uncertain situations in our lives.

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Healing Faith

Dr. Kim Buchanan helps us find ourselves in the difficult and potentially hopeless situation the woman suffering from hemorrhages was in when she came to Jesus with a desperate faith. When Jesus became aware that healing power had gone out from him and asked who touched him, maybe his question wasn’t for information but was an invitation to the woman to testify about her healing, and about her own faith which made that healing possible.

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So Lonely

Drew Rick-Miller
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Can you hear Sting’s unique voice repeating the chorus, “So lonely, so lonely (I feel so lonely)” in the Police’s 1978 anthem to loneliness and isolation? Sting was once asked if it was ironic singing this song to large crowds. He replied, “No, there’s no irony whatsoever. From the outside it might look a bit strange, being surrounded by all this attention and yet experiencing the worst lonely feeling…but I do. And then suddenly...

Staff leadership: If only he/she/they…

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson
American Baptist Churches USA

Whether you have a staff of one or 30, leading staff is one of the most challenging parts of ministry. I often find myself coaching pastors through a difficult staff issue. Sometimes it’s a part-time musician who is underperforming or members of a larger staff who can’t seem to get along. Most clergy have no training in how to supervise. You have to learn on the job, as I did. So how can pastors lead their staff?

When the Light Goes Out

The Rev. Susan Sparks
American Baptist Churches USA

Going snowmobiling 750 miles above the Arctic Circle—where the temperature is twenty below zero—isn’t everybody’s idea of fun, but it was ours. So, my husband Toby and I, our guide, and a few other bold adventurers climbed onto snowmobiles in Kjøllefjord, Norway and drove into the frozen wilderness. At the top of a mountain pass, the guide asked us to cut our engines and park. It was only 4:00 PM, yet we found ourselves surrounded by...

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Fire

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Day of Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from the book of Acts...

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Law

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Easter.  Here is this week’s reading from the book of Psalms...

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Music

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every Monday we select a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the upcoming Sunday, and pair it with a Frederick Buechner reading on the same topic. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter.  Here is this week’s reading from the book of Psalms...

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Peter Wallace Presents the Day1 Ministry and a Brief History of The Protestant Hour

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace
The Episcopal Church

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Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, home base of the Day1 ministry, invited producer and host Peter Wallace to share about the ministry. He also provides a brief history of great preaching on the Protestant Hour and Day1 with audio clips.

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Day1 Event with the Most Rev. Michael Curry

The Most Rev. Michael Curry
The Episcopal Church

On March 21, 2023, at a Day1 Dinner Event in Atlanta, Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry offered an inspiring message of faith in today's world. Also participating in the evening's program were the Rev. Peter Wallace (host and producer of Day1), the Very Rev. Sam Candler (Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip), the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright (Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta), emcees Chris Chandler and Jared Yamamoto (of Day1's flagship station WSB 95.5), and others.

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Day1 Zoom Webinar Celebrating the Life and Legacy of C. T. Vivian

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Day1 presents a challenging and timely conversation on the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader and powerful preacher, Dr. C. T. Vivian. CNN's Don Lemon moderates a panel with Dr. Bernice King, Ambassador Andrew Young, son Al Vivan, and Steve Fiffer.

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Day1 Zoom Salon with Susan Sparks

The Rev. Susan Sparks
American Baptist Churches USA

Day1 host Peter Wallace has a fun and inspirational conversation with the Rev. Susan Sparks, stand-up comedian, Baptist pastor, and author of several books including her latest, "Love, a Tiara, and a Cupcake"...

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Day1 Salon: Next Gen Preachers Roundtable

The Rev. Christopher Henry
Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Rev. Robert W. Lee IV
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

The Rev. Dr. Joshua Scott
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

The Rev. Palmer Cantler
United Methodist Church

Victoria Lawson
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

The Rev. Brandon Duke
The Episcopal Church

Six up-and-coming preachers and church leaders gather to share their authentic and inspiring thoughts about where we are now and where we're heading as the church in this new day. Watch our Day1 Zoom Salon here!

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Day1 Book Launch Party Video

The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr.
United Church of Christ

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams
Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb
United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence
Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas
United Methodist Church

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace
The Episcopal Church

The Rev. Dr. William E. Flippin, Jr.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Rev. Dr. Micah T. J. Jackson
The Episcopal Church

Day1 presents a video Book Launch Party for the new book, "Bread Enough for All: A Day1 Guide to Life," published by Church Publishing, Inc. Join Day1 host Peter Wallace and seven outstanding preachers/church leaders who share their sermon excerpts from the book and engage in conversation and Q&A: Joanna M. Adams, Anna Carter Florence, William Flippin Jr., Juan Carlos Huertas, Micah Jackson, Charley Reeb, and Ozzie Smith Jr.

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Bonus Day1 Sermon! The Rev. Jane Mitchell Weston: "What Will We Plant Together?" (Mark 4:26-34)

The Rev. Jane Mitchell Weston
The Episcopal Church

In a special sermon for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, the Rev. Jane Mitchell Weston says the two parables in Mark 4 give us imagery of the kingdom of God starting as something tiny, almost imperceptible, and growing in mysterious and magnificent ways. Yet the growth in the parable is God’s doing, not ours--which can liberate us from the feeling that we have to do it all, that we’re in charge of the success of the Kingdom of God.

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Day1 Worship On the Way Podcast - Pilot

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Day1 Worship on the Way

Day1 is pleased to present a pilot for a potential new weekly podcast: Worship On the Way. Experience a half hour worship experience with hymns, songs, and prayers, along with a powerful sermon by an outstanding Day1 preacher.

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The Alban Conversation: Preaching Easter Online - Audio Version

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace
The Episcopal Church

The Rev. Nathan E. Kirkpatrick
The Episcopal Church

Here's the audio version of The Alban Conversation with Nathan Kirkpatrick, Day1's Peter Wallace, and Duke's Christine Parton Burkett on preaching Easter online--and anytime.

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The Rev. Dr. John Vannorsdall: "Come and Have Breakfast" - A Protestant Hour Easter Message

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The Rev. Dr. John Vannorsdall, Lutheran pastor and chaplain at Yale University and Gettysburg Seminary, was the Protestant Hour's regular Lutheran preacher from 1976 until 1990. He passed away earlier this week. We remember him and his astounding impact on the church with a presentation of his Easter sermon originally airing April 6, 1980. May he rest in peace.

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Special Day1 Podcast with Peter Wallace - Love in the Time of Coronavirus

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace
The Episcopal Church

Get a sneak preview of a special Day1 program that will air on the radio on June 14, with the Rev. Peter Wallace offering a sermon entitled, "Love in the Time of Coronavirus." And gain ideas for how to share God's love in difficult times.

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Gordon Stewart: Two Universities: Paris and Liberty

The Rev. Gordon Stewart
Presbyterian Church (USA)

In this audio feature, the Rev. Gordon Stewart compares Thomas Aquinas' experience at Paris University with today's Liberty University.