Our Latest Program: Sunday April 14, 2024

Witness for the Resurrection

History abounds with stories about what can happen when people hear the Good News shared by a believer. You’ve probably heard one. Maybe you are one of these stories of lives changed by an encounter with the resurrected Christ though the witness of someone else. Sometimes it’s as simple as a foster parent I know who regularly says to those she cares for, “God loves you, and I do, too.” Other times it’s the answer to a question. A person may ask you, “How are you able to...

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Just Keep Walking

When we focus on the word “walk” in Psalm 23, we realize that any time we find ourselves in the shadow of the valley of death or the shadow of a huge obstacle or the shadow of change and transition, the best and only thing we can do is keep walking. Just keep walking. You want to obsess over finding cause and effect. Fine. But just keep walking. You want to rail at God about your pain or misfortunes. Fine. Just keep walking. You want to ask why all the time. Fine. Just keep walking. Why? Because with movement comes meaning.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Feed My Sheep

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 Fourth Sunday of Easter. Here are this week’s readings from the book of Psalms and the gospel of John...

John Calvin and Science—So Many Surprises

The Rev. Dr. Greg Cootsona
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Science for the Church
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Calvin, the 16th century Protestant Reformer, not only asserted that we can discover truth in a variety of places, but that if we don’t accept the truth we find, we actually disgrace our God. At the time, he was thinking of secular philosophies. Still, since one of those philosophers, Lucretius, pondered “the nature of things,” or “natural philosophy” (the name for science until the 1830s), it’s really not a stretch to say that Calvin believed we needed to engage true scientific insights no matter the source.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Messiah

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 Third Sunday of Easter.  Here is this week’s reading from the book of Acts...

Ed Rosado: Peace be With You: How the Science of Peace Can Make a Difference in Our Lives

Science for the Church
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As we look towards the second Sunday of Easter, we are reminded of God’s ultimate desire for peace. Yet, it remains an elusive ideal. In my lifetime, I have witnessed wars, genocide, civil unrest, xenophobia, misogyny, and myriad other social injustices. All these elements work together to make peace something almost impossible to attain. And even when we wish to stem the inexorable proliferation of these societal evils by returning to some utopic era, the truth is that humankind has experienced these problems, probably since the beginning of time.

Make a Plan, Even a Bad One

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson
American Baptist Churches USA

I came across a book on my shelf recently: Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want, by Barbara Sher. It brought back a flood of memories. Early in my ministry, I faced a crisis in my call. I couldn’t find a position as a pastor. No one wanted a woman pastor--it was the 80s. Over many months, the only interview I had wasn’t a serious one. I seriously thought about pursuing another line of work. Then, my brother gave me a copy of Wishcraft. The book was transformative. It helped me step back from my

Hope for Easter

Science for the Church

Drew Rick-Miller
Presbyterian Church (USA)

My eldest is a high school senior, the class of ’24, that endured an entirely remote freshman year. We were looking forward to her last round of exams, the decision of which college to attend, prom, graduation, and a lot what my daughter’s circle of friends has dubbed the senior sillies. Her friends are an amazing group—the kind that gives all who know them hope for the future—and their laughter delights us whenever they gather. However, nearly two weeks ago, the ground under their feet shifted and...

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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.