Micah Jackson: A Fisherman for Jesus

Dr. Micah Jackson says when Jesus called Simon and Andrew, he calls them not to abandon all they know as fishermen, but to put what they know to the service of the gospel, to catch people. It's the same kind of calling Jesus offers us, an invitation to a more fulfilled life where our gifts are used in all the ways God intended.

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Frederick Buechner's Weekly Sermon Illustration: Denominations

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 after Epiphany. Here is this week’s reading from 1 Corinthians 1:10....

When you should apologize -- and when you shouldn’t

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson
American Baptist Churches USA

Church leader, when someone is upset with you or with something that has happened in the ministry, should you apologize? Sometimes.

Frederick Buechner's Weekly Sermon Illustration: He Will Strengthen You

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Presbyterian Church (USA)

In our blog post every week 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 Second Sunday after Epiphany. Here is this week’s reading from 1 Corinthians 1:1-9...

Lance Moore: Preaching on Quantum Physics?

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Quantum Theory seeks big cosmic truths by looking at the nature of the tiniest sub-atomic particles, which sometimes act in paradoxical ways. Can this speak to our view of God in the postmodern era?

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Lord of All

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. Here is his comment on Acts 10:34-36...

Frederick Buechner - Heaven - A Meditation for New Year's Day

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Today we celebrate New Year’s Day. Here is this week’s reading from Revelation 21:1-6a and an excerpt by Frederick Buechner...

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration - Word

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 Second Sunday after Christmas. Here is this week’s reading from John 1:1-14...

Frederick Schmidt: Four Models of Ministry

The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt
The Episcopal Church

This is about four ways of thinking about the priesthood and the ways in which you are implicated. Spoiler alert. Three of them are only part of the picture. The fourth and last way of thinking about this service makes sense of all the others.

Frederick Buechner: A Face in the Sky - Christmas Day

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Presbyterian Church (USA)

The following Christmas day sermon, entitled “The Face in the Sky,” was originally delivered to Buechner’s students when he was Director of the Religion Department at Phillips Exeter Academy. Here it is for your enjoyment...

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration - Herod the Great (1st Sunday after Christmas)

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 First Sunday after Christmas. Here is this week’s reading from the gospel of Matthew...

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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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Susan Sparks: Laughing Our Way to World Peace

The Rev. Susan Sparks
American Baptist Churches USA

Rev. Susan Sparks, former lawyer and now standup comedian and Baptist preacher, shares insights on how humor can lead to world peace at a TEDx Talk in Atlanta.

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Episcopal Preaching Foundation: The Science of Forgiveness in the Practice of Preaching

EPF The Science of Forgiveness in the Practice of Preaching
The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Preaching Foundation marks 30 years of inspiring seminarians and priests to be better preachers. In 2017 the Preaching Excellence Program was co-sponsored by EPF in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation bringing 'The Science of Forgiveness in the Practice of Preaching.'

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Day1 Honors the Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long

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Tom Long is a 2017 Day1 Community Leader of Faith. Tom Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. A Presbyterian minister, he is internationally renowned as one of the best preachers of his time. He has taught preaching for over 40 years, at Erskine Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Candler. He has written dozens of books and served as senior editor of the New Interpreter’s Bible and editor of Theology Today, as well as other journals. He has served as the chair of the Day1 Advisory Board since its inception 15 years ago.

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Day1 Honors John Schuerholz

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John Schuerholz is a 2017 Day1 Community Leader of Faith. John was the longtime general manager of the Atlanta Braves and became president after the 2007 season. He is a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atlanta.

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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.

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A Conversation with Krista Tippett

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Day1 host Peter Wallace talks with Krista Tippett about her award-winning public radio radio program, "On Being," and her experiences and spiritual background that make her such an effective communicator of faith today.

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Dr. Fred Craddock - Interview with Peter Wallace

The Rev. Dr. Fred Craddock
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

One of America's best known preachers and teachers of preachers, Dr. Fred Craddock, talks with Day1 host Peter Wallace about the art and science of preaching. This is the audio podcast version of the video interview premiered at the 2008 Festival of Homiletics.

Facing Life Podcast

Companionship

The Rev. John Gunn
Other

On the topic of marriage, The Rev. Gunn writes, "A true wife delights more in her husband's companionship than in any success he may achieve. The apostle Peter offers excellent counsel to husbands; he says, 'Likewise ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife as being heirs together of the grace of life.' The husband who accepts this counsel has a happy wife and a happy home."

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A Conversation with Diana Butler Bass

Dr. Diana Butler Bass
The Episcopal Church

In this special Day1 Podcast Extra, author and religious historian Diana Butler Bass and Day1 host Peter Wallace discuss her new book, Christianity After Religion.