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Fairfax Fair: Choosing to Be Captive or Free

The phone call came out of the blue. The men on the call, men whose son and daughter were married to one another, were cordial but not buddies, not pals. They lived in different towns: they led separate lives. If not for their young adult children, they never would have known one another. Jack initiated the call. His son was still just a boy. Yes, he was married. True, he could buy a beer, vote, and legally sign a contract, but he really was still just a boy, still growing up, still...

Duration: 00:25:07

Amos Disasa: The Water Will Hold You

When the water is still, it is easy to have faith in the captain of your life vessel. When the sound of the sea returns dead calm and the winds are blowing somewhere else, you may even excuse the captain of your vessel to take a nap. Nothing is happening here - the skies are clear - the sailing will be smooth for this journey - so go to sleep captain - we got this - you need your rest. But faith is a delicate thing. It has a tendency to escape and go into hiding right when we need it the...

Duration: 00:27:34

Gordon Stewart: Tide Pools and the Ocean

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. From Gordon's Book, BE STILL! Departures from Collective Madness. Amazon link.Endorsed by Walter Brueggemann, Frank Yamada, Lucy Forster-Smith, and others.

Duration: 00:05:13

Amos Disasa: Is, Was, Is to Come

I have some friends that claim to not dream. I have other friends that keep a journal beside their beds so that they can record their dreams as soon as they wake up. I don't record my dreams in a journal because, well, someone might find that journal and read it. Most of my dreams are harmless, mundane variations of my real life. For instance, one time I had a dream in which I only wore red clothes. Hat, shirt, belt, pants, socks, shoes, everything was red. I was adamant in that dream...

Duration: 00:29:42

Susan Crowell: The Transformative Power of Grace

When I was fifteen years old, I began working at a little country restaurant in a neighboring town. I wore a gingham apron with matching kerchief to cover my hair and I spent the evenings refilling tea and water glasses, visiting with the dinner guests, and taking care of their needs. I loved the job, and I thought that I was pretty good at it. Everything changed when the manager informed me that the girl who was hired to wash dishes wanted to work out front and that the two of us would be...

Duration: 00:25:10

Rob Lee: Nevertheless, She Persisted

I am surrounded by strong and empowered women. My grandmother was president of the North Carolina Garden Club and has mingled with the likes of British royalty. My mom has her doctorate in nursing practice and my wife Stephanie is a force to be reckoned with in her own right. One of my closest friends is a woman named Palmer, who I'm certain be bishop as soon as she's out of seminary. All these women have shown me that while I may not always fully understand the persistence that women have...

Duration: 00:29:56

Monty Knight: The Sacred Sound of Silence

In the 19th Chapter of I Kings, the ancient Hebrew prophet, Elijah, is having a proverbial "nervous breakdown." He's depressed. So depressed, in fact, he wants to die. "It is enough," Elijah wails, "O Lord, now take away my life." (v.4) Perhaps you've heard this plaintive lament sung by the baritone soloist in the oratorio by Felix Mendelsohn, a marvelous musical composition that bears Elijah's name. In the previous chapter of this portion of Hebrew scripture, which is set in the 9th...

Duration: 00:28:27

Gordon Stewart: Only One Sin: Exceptionalism

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. From Gordon's Book, BE STILL! Departures from Collective Madness. Amazon link.Endorsed by Walter Brueggemann, Frank Yamada, Lucy Forster-Smith, and others.

Duration: 00:09:08

David Beckmann: How God Can Use Us to End Hunger

In these two little parables from Matthew 13, Jesus says that the Kingdom of Heaven starts with little things - a dad helping his child learn how to write her name, someone really listening to her friend, a group of people getting together to solve a problem. God uses little things to do big things. Jesus talked about leaven: it takes half a teaspoon of yeast to make two big loaves of bread. And he said that our loving God uses our faith, even if it's just a little bit of faith - the size...

Duration: 00:39:42

Susannah Davis: To Weed or Not to Weed

To weed or not to weed, that is the question. I've never really been a weed puller. My mother is a weed puller by nature. She can't walk around the yard without bending down to pull a couple of weeds along the way. If you're sitting on the porch visiting with her, she has a hard time simply enjoying the moment, because she is looking around at all of the plants on the porch - she's looking at the ends of those little shoots to see if she can pick them off and make room for new growth. I...

Duration: 00:29:42

Gordon Stewart: Stillness at Blue Spring

In this audio feature, the Rev. Gordon Stewart reflects on manatees, Blue Springs State Park in Florida. From Gordon's Book, BE STILL! Departures from Collective Madness. Amazon link.Endorsed by Walter Brueggemann, Frank Yamada, Lucy Forster-Smith, and others.

Duration: 00:05:16

Joe Evans: The Invitation

June has just passed, and June for a preacher is a wonderful month and also a busy month because of weddings. Last month there were two, one here at the church, but the big change for me was that this June, for the first time, I began to relate to the father of the bride more than anyone else. Last year I looked at the groom and found it so easy to empathize. I'd look to my left and feel for the young man who looked so nervous, almost ready to tip over, but this June for the very first...

Duration: 00:23:21

Kenyatta Gilbert: Pinocchio Prophecy

The story of Pinocchio is a fictional, allegorical tale about what it takes to become a real boy. In fulfilling the wish of his woodcarving father Gepetto, Pinocchio, the wooden marionette protagonist, is brought to life by a blue fairy, who appears waving her wand over the wooden puppet. She says, "Wake, Pinocchio! Skip and run! For your owner needs you!" Pinocchio blinks his eyes and raises his wooden arms, and says, "I can move! I'm a real boy!" But to this assertion the Blue Fairy...

Duration: 00:23:04

Robin Wilson: Rise Up

Besides a bunch of college history professors, who in recent memory talked about the American Revolution until the musical "Hamilton" hit Broadway? In this Tony-Award-winning hit, a gloriously diverse cast uses rap, hip hop, jazz, r&b, ballads, and more to share the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton with the 21st century. We learn of his tragic childhood, his gifts with the spoken and written word, his passion for justice and revolution, and his human frailties. We hear how he created...

Duration: 00:22:46

Robin Wilson: The Future Harvest

"I want my children to have an easier life than I've had. I want them to have every opportunity to seek education, adventure, and to see the world when they are young. But I really want them to come home and settle down near me eventually, get a secure and profitable job, have a nice normal family, if there is such a thing, and provide grandchildren whom I can entertain and spoil as I grow old next to them." These frightened words, from a parent whose child was feeling a calling to...

Duration: 00:20:47

Eric Barreto: In the Beginning and In the End

In the beginning, God created the world. In the beginning, God drew order out of chaos. In the beginning, God breathed life into every living creature. In the beginning, God crafted and made the world. In contrast, it seems like we as a people want to tell a very different story. It sometimes seems we are committed to leading the world back into chaos, that we would rather commit ourselves to recreating the world in our distorted image: an image punctuated by pollution and war and...

Duration: 00:27:17

Eric Barreto: Can't We All Just Get Along?

There's no better place to start a study of the Book of Acts than the account of Pentecost. Now, this is a moment we often identity as the birth of the church, that moment when God's blessings poured down upon us and the church tasted God's goodness. But what happened that momentous day, and what does it all mean for us today? The story of Pentecost makes us wonder about a different world. Wouldn't life be easier if we were all the same? If we all spoke the same language, wouldn't we avoid...

Duration: 00:25:33

Gordon Stewart: Memorial Day and the Soldier's Helmet

'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. Click here for more information about Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness See Gordon's blog at Views from the Edge.

Duration: 00:06:30

Carol Howard Merritt: "I Will Not Leave You Orphaned"

When my daughter was about five years old, we went browsing in a bookstore in D.C. when we realized that a writer named Daniel Handler was signing books. It took us a while to figure out that Daniel Handler was actually Lemony Snickets, a children's author known for his morbid humor. Lemony Snickets wrote A Series of Unfortunate Events, books about three siblings whose parents die. So, my daughter picked out a book and we stood in line. When I read the signature, Handler had inscribed in...

Duration: 00:24:15

Jessica Christy: "But They Covered Their Ears"

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It's such a joy and a privilege to be here with you on Day1 Radio because I'm a big fan of radio broadcasts myself. And one show that has particularly been enriching my life lately is National Public Radio's Indivisible. Indivisible a national call-in show that's trying to take stock of people's hopes and fears for this country in the first hundred days of the new presidential administration. One of the show's goals...

Duration: 00:23:27

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