Day1 Articles Archive

Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration - David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: 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 After Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from the book of 1 Samuel...

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Greg Cootsona: Talking with Mako Fujimura about Art, Science, Beauty, and Justice - Science for the Church

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

I met world renowned painter Mako Fujimura sometime in the late 1990s when I was a pastor at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. That’s when I began to realize he is a gifted and unique artist and a profoundly thoughtful Christian theologian. Here are highlights from our hour-long conversation.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: The Longing for Home (2 Corinthians 5:6-8)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: 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 Pentecost.  Here is this week’s reading from 2 Corinthians 5:6-8

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Updated! Day1 event celebrates the life of C.T. Vivian on June 10

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

The Alliance for Christian Media, producers of the Day1 radio and podcast program, will host a virtual event with noted panelists focusing on Dr. C. T. Vivian’s memoir "It's in the Action: Memoirs of a Non-Violent Warrior," released in March. The Zoom webinar will be Thursday, June 10, at 7:00 p.m. EDT. CNN's Don Lemon will moderate.

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Walter Brueggemann: The Bible and the 1%

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

King Josiah’s bold alternative action opened more historical possibility to his realm and especially to those who had been left out and left behind.

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Drew Rick-Miller: Making Progress Post-Pandemic - Science for the Church

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

“Trouble is opportunity.” I don’t think Sir John Marks Templeton was the first to coin that phrase, but I heard it a lot during my decade working for his foundation. It was one of his investment mantras. When the market was down, he would find the next big winner. Trouble did not interrupt progress, but was a catalyst for it.

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Mitch Carnell: Simple Rules for Better Communication

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

As we begin to gather again and assemble in larger groups, “Say Something Nice Sunday” comes in time to remind us of some simple rules of engagement. We will be so happy to see each other again. The fifth-tenth annual event takes place on June 6th.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration - Samuel (1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: 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 Pentecost. Here is this week’s reading from 1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15...

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Walter Brueggemann: Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Neighborly Covenant

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

Here I will consider only three McCarthys, to the disregard of many others. There is in scripture, as far as I know, no direct response to these various McCarthys. I did however think of these texts that seem pertinent in Isaiah and Jeremiah.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration: Nicodemus (John 3:1-17)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: 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. This Sunday we will celebrate Trinity Sunday. Here is this week’s reading from John 3:1-17...

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Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: Music Is Personal and Universal

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
Organization: n/a
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Like God’s love, music is at the same time deeply personal, sounding deep within an individual’s soul, and universal, ringing out to an entire community.

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Susan Sparks: Not Today Satan!

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

Some days, you just feel it. It’s like a disruption in the force, a heaviness, a weight. It can take many different forms—negative voices in our heads, anger, resentment, dread, fear, anxiety, or hopelessness. And let’s be clear, this intruder has a face.

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Greg Cootsona: The Benefits of a Messy Christianity - Science for the Church

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

We can bring the questions and insights of science to church and admit that sometimes, yes, the interaction is messy. But the payoff is great.

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Eric Barreto: Where Do We Go From Here?

The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto
Organization: Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

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

The CDC’s announcement that vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks, whether indoors or outdoors, stirred all kinds of reactions. Victory for some. A sense that at long last, this long nightmare was starting to draw to a close in a significant — if still incomplete — way. For others, the news was not all that welcome.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration - Fire (Acts 2:1-21)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: 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 Day of Pentecost. Here is this week's reading from Acts 2:1-21....

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Nathan Kirkpatrick: Giving voice to our vocational questions

The Rev. Nathan Kirkpatrick
Organization: Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

Faith & Leadership at Duke Divinity School
Organization: Faith & Leadership at Duke Divinity School
Denomination: United Methodist Church

The demands of professional life can estrange us from our sense of calling. Authentic conversations between new and long-tenured professionals can help...

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Walter Brueggemann: O Land, Land, Land (Jeremiah 22:29)

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 land, when it is honored and respected, weeps. It weeps long sadness because it knows such durable abuse....

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

Drew Rick-Miller
Organization: Science for the Church
Denomination: 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.

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News from Day1: 13 Noted Church Leaders Join Day 1 Advisory Council

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

“Day 1,” the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast, has expanded its Advisory Council with 13 noted pastors, professors, and church leaders.

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Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration - Law (Psalm 1)

The Rev. Frederick Buechner
Organization: Frederick Buechner Center
Denomination: 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...

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