Day1 Weekly Program Archive

Carolyn J. Sharp: Witnesses to the Kingdom

The Rev. Dr. Carolyn J. Sharp
Organization: Yale Divinity School
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

On this holy day of All Saints, Dr. Carolyn Sharp tells us, it is our joy to sit at Jesus’s feet as he speaks of the kingdom of heaven, and in the Sermon on the Mount we find a foundational teaching in which Jesus shows his disciples the radical good news of blessing for all who struggle.

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Jarrod Longbons: Don't Overlook the First Command

The Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons
Organization: Peachtree Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Atlanta, GA
Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Dr. Jarrod Longbons says loving others as ourselves--the second great command--may seem easier, to treat another person with justice, compassion, charity, and grace. But don't neglect the first great command, even though it’s not easy to imagine loving a God who is beyond being, ineffable, and mysterious with our whole being.

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Taylor Meador Fuerst: Rabbit Trick

The Rev. Taylor Meador Fuerst
Organization: First United Methodist Church, Austin, TX
Denomination: United Methodist Church

In foiling the Pharisees' attempt to trap him, Jesus offers a response that in effect declares the people free, even though they are residents of an occupied land. This is who they are, this is how God values them. God will still be God and they will still be God’s children.

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Jarrod Longbons: An Answer for Our Ruminations

The Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons
Organization: Peachtree Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Atlanta, GA
Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Dr. Jarrod Longbons offers helpful guidance in dealing with toxic ruminating. Paul’s words in Philippians 4 can help as well: to ruminate instead of what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy—to think about such things.

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Julie Boone: A True Romance

The Rev. Dr. Julie Boone
Organization: First United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA
Denomination: United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. Julie Boone takes us to Assisi, Italy, home of St. Francis, who made the difficult decision to give up everything he had to follow Jesus, just as St. Paul did. We can appreciate these stories of sacrifice, suffering, and service for God, but surely that is not expected of us today, is it?

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William Flippin Jr.: A Rock and a Hard Place

The Rev. Dr. William E. Flippin, Jr.
Organization: Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

In his sermon on Exodus 17, Dr. William E. Flippin Jr. asks, how can we receive refreshment during a dry place? It’s found in the solution of God’s command to Moses: strike the rock and water will come out of it that the people may drink. Our rock is the Lord.

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Greg DeLoach: God Is...Good?

The Rev. Dr. Greg DeLoach
Organization: McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA
Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

As we conclude our 75th Anniversary Series, Dr. Greg DeLoach says that when we know that God is good, when we see that God is good, it changes how we see the world, how we see others, and how we see ourselves.

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Bishop Michael Curry: Not Just Me, But We

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

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says Jesus of Nazareth began the most profoundly revolutionary movement in history—a movement of love. It’s a movement that says it’s not about just me, it’s about we.

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Kevin Strickland: Words Matter! Words Have Power!

Bishop Kevin Strickland
Organization: ELCA Southeastern Synod
Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

In his sermon, Bishop Kevin Strickland says we live in community, we live as the body of Christ, and—as Jesus tells us in Matthew 18—where hurt has occurred, we must deal with it.

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Leanne Van Dyk: God of the Wilderness

The Rev. Dr. Leanne Van Dyk
Organization: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In her sermon, Dr. Leanne Van Dyk says it's not hard at all for us during these days of pandemic and protest to imagine a difficult place like that the Israelites were in. We find ourselves beyond the wilderness in many ways, and yet there’s no wilderness so wild that God cannot find us there.

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Tom Long: Between a Rock and a Stumbling Block

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long
Organization: Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In his sermon on Matthew 16:13-23, Dr. Tom Long encourages us to move from being a stumbling block to God’s purposes to being a rock--just as Simon Peter was--and follow God's purposes right where we are.

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75th Anniversary Special with the Rev. Dr. Louis C. Schueddig

The Rev. Canon Louis C. Schueddig, D.D.
Organization: Episcopal Media Center
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

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

In this first of a series of special programs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Protestant Hour and Day1 weekly radio broadcast, the Rev. Dr. Skip Schueddig talks with host Peter Wallace about the program's history, and shares archival audio of some of the best preachers of the 20th century....

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Michael Mills: The Inactive Active Christian

The Rev. Michael Mills
Organization: Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, Dallas, TX
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

In this pandemic season, says the Rev. Michael Mills, active Christians have had to be inactive. It’s not easy to adjust, but that’s the rhythm Jesus exemplified for us—an active, hands-on ministry that was always balanced by time alone and away.

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Trace Haythorn: Wrestling Life

The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn
Organization: ACPE
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)

In the pandemic, Dr. Trace Haythorn says in his sermon, we have wrestled to get through it. But Jacob offers an image of one who, in the midst of the struggle, refuses to give up until he’s given a blessing.

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Monty Knight: On Knowing Not How to Pray

The Rev. Dr. Monty Knight
Organization: n/a
Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

In his sermon on Romans 8, Dr. Monty Knight asks us, Is it possible that God may work in and through, with and for, in spite of, as often as not, because of us? Even in our praying?

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Chrissy Tatum Williamson: The Gospel According to the Compost Pile

The Rev. Chrissy Tatum Williamson
Organization: Greystone Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC
Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

The Rev. Chrissy Tatum Williamson says what we learn in life is that none of us is fully weed or wheat, we are a mixture of both. And Jesus calls us to cultivate the garden of our life, our soul, so that we can produce wholesome fruit.

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Peter Wallace: Sitting Beside the Sea

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace
Organization: Alliance for Christian Media
Denomination: The Episcopal Church

In his sermon this week, Day1 host the Rev. Peter Wallace explores a simple verse in Matthew 13 that could be the key to our survival in times like these.

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David Hull: Finding Rest for Your Soul

The Rev. Dr. David Hull
Organization: Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Dr. David Hull says we learn two things about Jesus in the final verses of Matthew 11—first, God welcomes us, invites us, to come to Jesus. Second, God guides us, which involves being yoked with Jesus and following him.

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Kenyatta Gilbert: Pinocchio Prophecy

The Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert
Organization: Howard University School of Divinity, Washington, DC
Denomination: Other

The beloved story of Pinocchio sheds light on an important reality, says Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert: If you tell lies, you will find yourself bereft of moral integrity. This is true for persons in ministry leadership--the temptation to succeed at any costs is very real. This is also true for all believers in any walk of life.

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Robin Wilson: Rise Up

The Rev. Robin Wilson
Organization: First United Methodist Church, Opelika, AL
Denomination: United Methodist Church

The Rev. Robin Wilson likens Jesus's words to his disciples in Matthew 10 to Alexander Hamilton's energizing encouragement to his fellow revolutionaries from the stage musical, "Hamilton," calling them to rise up, to act for that which is most important to them. In the same way, Jesus was honest with his followers about the potential costs of following him--but tells them not to be afraid.

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