Day1 Articles Archive

The Most Rev. Michael Curry's Homily at Queen Elizabeth Memorial Service

The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Organization: The Episcopal Church
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

Here is a transcript of the homily of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry from the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Washington National Cathedral on Sept. 21.

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Mitch Carnell: Listening Is Hard Work

Day1
Organization: Alliance for Christian Media
Denomination: n/a

Listening is hard work even under the best of circumstances. One must make a conscious effort to actively listen and not interrupt.

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Rebecca Randall: How Carver Became an Emblem in One Seminary’s Science and Faith Programming

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

This week our editor, Rebecca Randall, highlights the creative ways that Hood Theological Seminary and the churches they serve are leveraging George Washington Carver to advance the Gospel and meet the needs of people who have been marginalized.

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Margaret Marcuson: Never Do This In Ministry

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson
Denomination: American Baptist Churches USA

I’m not inclined to make absolute statements. But here are ten “never” statements for your reflection about your ministry...

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Walter Brueggemann: Elect from Every Nation Yet One O’er All the Earth

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

I have been thinking about “being chosen” since my high school days....

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Erin Weber-Johnson: The Cost of a Body

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

What is a body worth to you? What is a body worth to God? On the surface, one might be inclined to answer that bodies are priceless. Bodies are sacred. Bodies are beloved....

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Rebecca Randall: George Washington Carver on Revitalizing Soil and Soul

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

With the help of our new editor, Rebecca Randall, we introduce you this week to George Washington Carver as a resource for Christian engagement with science and will show you next week how Hood Theological Seminary and several black churches have leveraged Carver’s inspiration in their programming.

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Walter Brueggemann: Not Comforted!

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The film "Philomena," as might be expected, led me to a trajectory of biblical texts that concern lost children. At the outset, I thought of Joseph in the book of Genesis.

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Ed Rosado: James Webb Telescope: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

From ancient times, we have peered into the skies seeking to understand the magnitude of God’s handiwork.

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Susan Sparks: Lessons from a Mac and Cheese Stuffed Hotdog

The Rev. Susan Sparks
Organization: Madison Avenue Baptist Church, New York, NY
Denomination: American Baptist Churches USA

Here's my question today: Think about the last time you went shopping. When you got to the checkout counter, how many of the items in your cart did you actually need? Not all of them, I bet.

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Walter Brueggemann: Habeas Corpus

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

From my earliest days I learned in church to recite the creed. In my tradition it was the Apostles Creed. I learned to recite it before I had any clue about the meaning of the words or phrases....

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Josh Packard: Faith like a spiral: How Gen Z in defying religious norms and starting from scratch

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Young people need you. They need religious and faith leaders to walk alongside them and provide guidance after the COVID years of grief, trauma, upheaval, and uncertainty. But first, young people need to be known and feel understood.

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Greg Cootsona: How Do We Really and Truly Relate our Faith with Science?

The Rev. Dr. Greg Cootsona
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

How do we bring science to our faith? And what difference does it make in our church ministries? I’m certainly fascinated by the first question, but it’s the second one I’d like to focus on here. Why? Because it’s true about actions—they do in fact speak louder than words.

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Walter Brueggemann: Iron Rationed

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

This brief, innocent-looking text is one never heard in church. It nonetheless tells us a great deal about the socio-economic, military situation of Israel in the early days of Israel’s settlement in the land.

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Drew Rick-Miller: Our Minds and the Mind of Christ

Drew Rick-Miller
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Science for the Church
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: n/a

In 1 Corinthians, Paul is writing to a church that is divided and struggling with elitist attitudes and dissension. Like today, it is a church divided. Paul’s antidote for the church in Corinth is the cross and Christ crucified.

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Walter Brueggemann: The Raw Power of Government

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: United Church of Christ

Church Anew
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The teachable, preachable point of Psalm 72, I suggest, is the non-negotiable linkage of just restoration for the vulnerable and societal wellbeing (and eventually environmental wellbeing).

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On the Passing of Frederick Buechner

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

A word from Frederick Buechner's son-in-law, David Altshuler, about the passing of this giant.

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Margaret Marcuson: The Pinch of Little Things

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson
Organization: n/a
Denomination: American Baptist Churches USA

It’s easy to put up with things that don’t quite work. Should you?

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Mitch Carnell: Everyone Needs Encouragement

Day1
Organization: Alliance for Christian Media
Denomination: n/a

Our families, friends and neighbors are hurting. They are struggling. After two years of the Coved virus, isolation, the difficulty of obtaining supplies, school and drive-by shootings and now inflation have converged to take the fight out of so many.

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Susan Sparks: The Holy Power of Being a Caregiver

The Rev. Susan Sparks
Organization: Madison Avenue Baptist Church, New York, NY
Denomination: American Baptist Churches USA

Like Moses, we’ve all felt the burn while holding up the weight of the world. Maybe some of you are feeling that right now, especially if you are a caregiver.

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