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Day1 is a ministry of the Alliance for Christian Media, offering insight and inspiration for the real world on the radio and online.
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Indianapolis, IN

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Day1 is a ministry of the Alliance for Christian Media, offering insight and inspiration for the real world on the radio and online.

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Diana Butler Bass: Bread Enough for All

8/6/2018
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In 2016, Netflix produced a series called, Cooked, based on food-writer Michael Pollan's book about how basic ingredients are transformed into food through the four basic elements of fire, water, earth, and air. Although the series was full of surprises regarding the history of food, it is fairly easy to imagine how fire, water, and even earth create the food of myriad human cultures. But, air? Pollan admitted at the outset that "air" as transformation is the most mysterious, perhaps the...

Duration:00:30:53

Susan Cartmell: What Have You Done?

7/30/2018
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David was a charismatic leader, a brilliant strategist, an ambitious politician, and a man of enormous personal energy. He alone united Israel's various tribes, North and South, into one nation. From his childhood when he showed up to do battle with a sling, he was able to assess danger, recognize opportunity, and face fear. Stories of his military escapades dazzle the imagination, and though they may have grown in the telling, no one doubts his prowess. David was also human. Nowhere is his...

Duration:00:22:36

Kelly Hough Rogers: Abundance Born Out of Scarcity

7/23/2018
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During my time in seminary, I had the good fortune to be a chaplain in a national park through an interdenominational ministry known as A Christian Ministry in the National Parks. Not all Christian Ministry in the National Parks host sites are places of great natural beauty. They are battlefields and monuments as well as forests, seashores, swamps and canyons. The National Parks system is full of sites that help us understand our unique American heritage. Whenever I am near a National Parks...

Duration:00:25:38

William Flippin Jr.: Counterfeit Clergy

7/16/2018
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Father Frederico B. Gomez de Esparza was a Catholic priest affectionately known throughout his parish in Yuma, Arizona as Father Fred. He was a priest that hailed from Mexico and who served bilingual parishes in Arizona. By all accounts, Father Fred did his job well. Everybody loved him. He was known for his sermon mastery and knowledge of the Roman Catholic Church. He also knew the Scriptures, administered the sacraments, comforted the sick, conducted wedding and funerals - everything that...

Duration:00:50:11

Peter Wallace: Let's Dance

7/9/2018
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I have a confession: I've got no rhythm. When it comes to dancing, I have the proverbial two left feet. A few years ago, Time magazine reported that scientists had confirmed that this is an actual condition. I quote: "A 23-year-old man named Mathieu has been identified as the first documented case of beat deafness, meaning he cannot feel or move to music's beat. Mathieu moves to music at a pace unrelated to its actual rhythm." The story says he's not tone deaf, he can sing in tune and...

Duration:00:41:01

Kimberleigh Buchanan: The Strength of Weakness

7/2/2018
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I began reflecting on today's text in the midst of a family member's medical crisis. A routine test had quickly turned into a medical emergency. After two weeks of riding a medical roller coaster, my loved one was stable enough for me to return home. On the drive, I reflected on all that had happened. Paul's words about finding strength in weakness came to mind. The previous two weeks had felt like a crash course in weakness. Where was the strength in it? Today's verses come at the end of...

Duration:00:28:45

Kimberleigh Buchanan: Healing Faith

6/25/2018
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What must life have been like? Twelve years sick. Destitute from medical bills, Likely excluded from her religious community, perhaps from any community. Alone. How much energy must it have taken each morning to lift her fatigued, anemic body, to look for food, to search - again - for a cure. To wash her clothes. Always, to wash her clothes. I wonder if she prayed. I wonder if in her forays into the community anyone ever noticed her. One day, Mark tells us, Jesus came to town. She went to...

Duration:00:22:45

Martha Spong: All in the Same Boat

6/18/2018
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I thought it was a brilliant idea. I was serving a church in Maine, where Summer Sundays are not the best-attended. The window of good weather is brief, and people want to be in their gardens or at their lakeside camps. That particular summer, I felt motivated to make worship interesting for the ones who did come. For this story from Mark 4, I arranged the text for multiple readers, plus the congregation, with effects designed to put us all in the midst of the storm. I started planning...

Duration:00:28:27

Chris Henry: Faith in a Seed

6/11/2018
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"With many such parables, he spoke the word to them. He did not speak to them except in parables." The words of Mark seem to summarize the preaching ministry of Jesus. Time and again in the gospels, Jesus gathers a crowd of followers together and speaks to them, not in propositional assertions, creedal statements, or enumerated lists but through these vivid and memorable narratives. A sower went out to sow. A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho. There was a man who had two sons....

Duration:00:25:22

Ozzie Smith Jr.: When Jesus Comes Home

6/4/2018
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Several summers ago while on vacation, I purchased a small white wooden sign from a gift shop that read, "Friends welcome, relatives by appointment only." That sign arrested my attention while also stating an oft-unspoken truth. Friends are sometimes easier to deal with than family. Jesus says as much near the end of our passage today. His actions in this brisk-paced text have stirred the pot. He is harassed by the rumor of the crowd, demonized by the ideology of the scribes, and annoyed...

Duration:00:49:45

Ellen Richardson: The Man with the Withered Hand

5/29/2018
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What is it like to experience a story of healing? When does healing happen and how do we recognize it? Does healing require a recognizable change in the body to count, or is it really about something else? The healing of the man with the withered hand in today's gospel from Mark is one that happens so quickly that it is almost lost in the greater drama that surrounds it. The scene is a synagogue, a place of teaching and worship. The attention-grabbing characters - the law-loving Pharisees...

Duration:00:32:13

David Hull: Benediction

5/21/2018
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The Benediction was my favorite part of the Sunday morning worship service. As a young child, I thought I knew what Benediction meant. The cartoons I watched signed off with "That's all folks!" and I knew the cartoon was over. Benediction was the church's way of saying, "That's all folks!" Soon I could get up and move around. No longer did I have to be quiet and worry about the stern look from my Mother if I was not so attentive. Lunch was not far away. I loved the Benediction and...

Duration:00:26:37

Juan Carlos Huertas: Understood

5/14/2018
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All of a sudden, they understood! The scared disciples becoming courageous proclaimers, the hesitant and doubt filled ones now bold and assured, the Aramaic speaking ones, now heard in all possible tongues. What was happening? Jesus had promised from the very beginning that he would leave but that he would not leave the disciples alone. Again, and again, he told them that he would die and leave them, but the disciples did not believe. In fact, often they responded in despondency and anger....

Duration:00:22:42

Juan Carlos Huertas: Why Are You Looking Up?

5/7/2018
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It was a promise. They would not be left alone. They had already lost him once and were already grieving losing him again. There had been so many amazing moments. So many miraculous things, so many people healed, so many conversations had, and so many opportunities to learn. There was also that amazing set of weeks when they had gone two by two to rehearse the work of Jesus. The disciples returned filled with joy at what they had seen, at the ways that God had used them to bring the...

Duration:00:30:49

Kimberly S. Jackson: Quack Like a Duck: Singing in the Rain

4/30/2018
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Each morning before even getting out of bed, I am still and listen for my animals. Can I hear the chickens singing their egg songs - to make sure that everyone around knows that they just produced new eggs? Can I hear the distinct sounds of my sure-footed goats hopping over logs, foraging for breakfast, and calling out to the others to come and taste something new? Has Arnold, my cat, taken his place at the door and started demanding his morning meal? And I always know if it's raining...

Duration:00:26:39

David Gushee: Justice Denied--Except from the God of Love

4/23/2018
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In the story of the Ethiopian eunuch, we meet a man who occupied a post of high authority in Ethiopia, but who, on account of his status as a eunuch, could not have worshipped in the Jewish Temple or become a part of the Jewish community even if he wanted to with his whole heart. This was a man who knew something about humiliation, and so it is no coincidence that he was drawn to Isaiah 53 and its amazing depiction of a suffering servant who brings redemption - quoting, "in his humiliation...

Duration:00:34:35

Jason Micheli: A Sheep Without Verbs

4/16/2018
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My first funeral sermon 16 years ago flopped. "It didn't sound like you knew him at all," a worshipper told me on the way out of the funeral home chapel. "Uh, I didn't know him at all," I replied. I was just a student. I didn't know then - they don't warn you in seminary - that most lay people consider it the mark of a good funeral sermon when the preacher sounds like he knows the deceased. When it comes to funerals, lay people don't usually judge whether I've proclaimed the Gospel or done...

Duration:00:26:06

Jason Micheli: Emmaus at the Bass Pro Shop

4/9/2018
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It was the third month since we'd last spoken or seen each other, leaving the most recent wounds to fester and scar. I was on the road, heading towards Richmond. And as I drove with the radio low, I tried to work out just what had happened, why things had gone the way they did, how this was neither what we'd hoped for nor every expected. I talked all of it out aloud, as though there were someone alongside next to me in the car. I stopped on the way even though there was no need. I just sat...

Duration:00:29:13

Kate Moorehead: Peace--I Got This

4/2/2018
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John the Evangelist, the writer of the gospel, begins the story today with these words...It was on that day. You know, THAT day. Do you have a THAT day? The day that comes to mind when you think of the day that changed the course of your life. Maybe it's your wedding day. Your graduation day. The day you saw the love of your life across the room. The day you realized you were miserable in your job and decided to make a change. You know, THAT day. The day that changed everything. It was...

Duration:00:27:36

Chris Girata: Get Up and Live

3/26/2018
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Whenever I prepare an Easter sermon, I always think way too hard about what it is I'm going to say. And today was no different. As my mind went in many different directions, I began to wonder just how our minds work anyway. Our minds are so complex and mysterious. For many of us, Christianity, our faith, even the person of Jesus himself, is really a heady exercise. We think very hard about faith, and perhaps sometimes, our minds can get in the way. What we think we see in the world is only...

Duration:00:46:10