Frank C. Spencer: Prophesy!

In his sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Frank Spencer says God simply commands Ezekiel, “Prophesy!” It’s not so much an answer as an invitation to participate in whatever God is doing in the world--and that invitation is ours as well.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Lazarus

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 Fifth Sunday in Lent. Here is this week’s reading from John 11:1-45...

Russell Levenson Jr: "Peace, Be Still": What to Do When the Coronavirus Comes Knocking

The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.
The Episcopal Church

In a special message in these times of fear over the Coronavirus, the Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr., offers hope and calls us to prayer-filled faith.

Susan Sparks: Coronavirus and Kindness are Contagious

The Rev. Susan Sparks
American Baptist Churches USA

The Bible says to love your neighbor. Alternatively, some people on this earth apparently believe that the Bible says love your neighbor unless you are in a pandemic and shopping for groceries.

Duncan Newcomer: What Would Abraham Lincoln Do … about facing the fears of epidemic?

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Two horrific health crises ravaged Abraham Lincoln’s early life. A disorder known in his day as Milk Sick quickly took Lincoln’s mother and two other adults in his seven-person cabin, then the typhoid epidemic took the life of Ann Rutledge, who many scholars now credit as being Lincoln’s first true love. Wide-spread suffering and intense personal suffering are the polarities of Lincoln’s life as president. His frontier early life taught him so.

Benjamin Pratt: Faith in a Pandemic: ‘Now thank we all our God …’

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt
United Methodist Church

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"Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices, who wondrous things hath done, In whom this world rejoices; who from our mothers’ arms, hath blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today." Those words of this well-known hymn are particularly meaningful in our world right now, when the coronavirus has become a pandemic. Ironically, they were penned in 1636-1637, during an outbreak of yet another terrible plague.

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Darkness

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 in Lent. Here is this week’s reading from the book of Ephesians 5:8-10.

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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 Presents Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “We Need Some Witnesses to the Way of Jesus!”

The Most Rev. Michael Curry
The Episcopal Church

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, offered a stirring message on the Jesus Movement and how we can play a role in reviving the mainline churches to follow the Way of Jesus today. Watch his unforgettable message now! And feel free to share it.

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Day1 Minute with Leanne Van Dyk - Part 1

The Rev. Dr. Leanne Van Dyk
Presbyterian Church (USA)

In this Day1 Minute, Dr. Leanne Van Dyk of Columbia Theological Seminary takes us to the Mount of Transfiguration to see the glory of Jesus. Watch now for a moment of inspiration!

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Day1 Minute with Susan Sparks - Part 1

The Rev. Susan Sparks
American Baptist Churches USA

Pastor, author, and comedian Susan Sparks calls on Jesus Christ and Dr. Seuss to help us conquer our worry in life. Watch this Day1 Minute and grab some inspiration!

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Day1 Minute with Anna Carter Florence - Part 1

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

Anna Carter Florence offers inspiring insight about the two girls in the reeds and their radical decision... in this Day1 Minute.

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A Day1 Minute with Diana Butler Bass - 1

Dr. Diana Butler Bass
The Episcopal Church

Take a minute to watch an inspiring word from author and scholar Diana Butler Bass in our new Day1 Minute video series!

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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.

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Gordon Stewart: Only One Sin: Exceptionalism

The Rev. Gordon Stewart
Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Rev. Gordon Stewart offers an audio essay reflecting on the story of Dr. Kosuke Koyama and Hiroshima Day, August 6, the day the bomb was dropped.

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Gordon Stewart: Stillness at Blue Spring

The Rev. Gordon Stewart
Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Rev. Gordon Stewart reflects on manatees, Blue Springs State Park in Florida.

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Gordon Stewart: Memorial Day and the Soldier's Helmet

The Rev. Gordon Stewart
Presbyterian Church (USA)

'Memorial Day and the Soldier’s Helmet' is one of the chapters from 'Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness,' by Gordon Stewart, p.10-12.

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Special 70th Anniversary Day1 Program--Extended Version Podcast

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On this special program celebrating 70 years of faithful weekly broadcasts, the Rev. Dr. Louis C. Schueddig and host Peter Wallace review the history and impact of The Protestant Hour and present excerpts from some of its most influential preachers.