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Joshua Scott: A Prayer for the Church to Wake Up

The Rev. Dr. Josh Scott says in Ephesians Paul prays for the church to reach its full potential--the full potential to proclaim Christ in its worship, its spiritual formation, its evangelism, in small groups, outreach activities, and in the very lives we live.

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Drew Rick-Miller: When Loss Is a Gain - Science for the Church

Drew Rick-Miller
Presbyterian Church (USA)

New research suggests a cognitive bias may account for why subtraction can be difficult for us, even well outside the domain of mathematics. We are really good at adding things, but often miss the benefits of removing them. In this there appears to be some convergence between science and Scripture.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration - Law (Psalm 1)

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 Psalm 1...

Greg Cootsona: Why I Bring Science to Church - Science for the Church

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

Having served as ordained clergy for 25 years, I’ve learned that science can present either roadblocks to belief or roadways to a deeper engagement with God. Ultimately, I took that second option.

Walter Brueggemann: Discriminatory Gaslighting

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

I watched the interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry by Oprah Winfrey. I read about the reaction of the royal family to the interview in which members of the royal family attempted to undermine or deconstruct the memory of Harry and Meghan about how they had been treated. And then I learned what was for me a new phrase, “discriminatory gaslighting”...

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration - Music (Psalm 98:4-6)

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 Psalm 98:4-6...

Susan Sparks: Death, Taxes, and Laughter

The Rev. Susan Sparks
American Baptist Churches USA

There are three sure things in this life. The first is death. Not much to say about that. The second is taxes. All I know about that is if you put “the” and “IRS” together, it spells “theirs.” The third, and more hopeful, sure thing is that laughter can change our life.

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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
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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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Day1 Salon: Tailgating with Coach Bill Curry

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Enjoy this Day1 Salon with acclaimed NFL player, college football coach, ESPN analyst, and author, Coach Bill Curry! Bill presents an inspiring message and answers questions from participants.

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Preaching during Crisis: Igniting Pastoral Imagination in the Face of Fatigue, Injustice and Collective Trauma

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace
The Episcopal Church

The Rev. Dr. Katie Givens Kime
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Watch this critical conversation with preaching colleagues from across the U.S. whose wide-ranging experiences in responding to these unprecedented and compounding crises are inspiring healing, transformation and hope. A webinar presented June 17 by Day1 and Odyssey Impact.

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Day1 Salon with NextGen Preachers

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Day1 gathered 7 next generation pastors and church leaders to discuss where the church is heading. Moderated by the Rev. Chris Henry, the other participants are the Rev. Palmer Cantler, the Rev. Brandon Duke, the Rev. Lauren Holder, the Rev. Victoria Lawson, the Rev. Rob Lee, and the Rev. Joshua Scott, with Peter Wallace--Day1 host and producer--introducing.

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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 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.

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Gordon Stewart: Tide Pools and the Ocean

The Rev. Gordon Stewart
Presbyterian Church (USA)

In this audio feature, the Rev. Gordon Stewart reflects on the tide pools he played in as a child, wondering if, like religion, the soul itself is like a tide pool.