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Day1 is the voice of the mainline Protestant churches, presenting outstanding preachers from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, and other denominations.

Day1 is the voice of the mainline Protestant churches, presenting outstanding preachers from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, and other denominations.
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Winston Salem, NC

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Day1 is the voice of the mainline Protestant churches, presenting outstanding preachers from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, and other denominations.

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English

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Episodes

Casey Baggott: Making It Matter

11/13/2017
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According to one online dictionary, responsibility is defined as "a duty or obligation to satisfactorily perform or complete a task (assigned by someone, or created by one's own promise or circumstances) that one must fulfill, and which has a consequent penalty for failure."[i] Responsibility. I don't know about you, but growing up I had some fairly unpleasant associations with that word. I was responsible for taking the garbage out. I was responsible for walking the dog and cleaning up...

Duration: 00:25:35


Tripp Martin: A Pin Drop

11/6/2017
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As a boy, I remember opening a brand-new pair of "walkie talkies," and after getting several double AA batteries, my brother and I ran immediately to opposite sides of the house. One of us found a door to hide behind, and the other ducked down behind a chair. We turned on the "walkie talkies," imagining we were on some sort of secret mission to save the world. My brother might have said, "This is Eagle 1. This is Eagle 1. Can you hear me? Over! Apparently, you have to have a really good...

Duration: 00:27:12


Paul Tellstrom: Bring Her, Bring Him

10/30/2017
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All Saints Day allows us a very personal way to talk about the present and the future by talking about the past. Who are we? Who do we want to be? Those saints from our past give us a way of talking about where we are and where we are headed. Today, you are invited to bring someone (or "someones") with you to this place. There simply isn't enough seating for the hospitality we need to provide this morning. Saints. They are with us; singing and praying, praising and compassionate,...

Duration: 00:25:34


Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: Truth and Dare

10/23/2017
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Ah, Reformation Sunday! Time to celebrate everything Lutheran. Let's bring out the red vestments and paraments. Bring on the extra brass. Fire up the choir. Sing the fight song (A Mighty Fortress), and the Reformation scripture texts! All of our favorites...all speaking our language. Jeremiah 31? The law will be written directly on our hearts - no need for intermediaries - we're Lutherans, we bypass all that static and go directly to God. Romans 3? We're justified by faith...we don't get...

Duration: 00:22:39


Eric Shafer: You're Gonna Have to Serve Somebody

10/16/2017
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Reading this week's Gospel lesson from St. Matthew, I kept hearing Bob Dylan's song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," in my head: You may be an ambassador to England or France, You may like to gamble, you might like to dance, You may be the heavyweight champion of the world, You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls. But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed, You're gonna have to serve somebody. It may be the devil or it may be the Lord, But you're gonna have to serve somebody....

Duration: 00:23:41


Tim Boggess: Why You Will Join the Wrong Church

10/9/2017
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In his essay on the state of the modern American marriage, the philosopher Alain de Botton wastes no time in getting to the point: It's one of those things we are most afraid might happen to us. We go to great lengths to avoid it. And yet we do it all the same: We marry the wrong person.[1] Ouch. No one wants to hear that. Especially not a couple standing at the altar about to take the leap into holy matrimony. Which is precisely where I've been using it lately. All I can say is it's a...

Duration: 00:25:41


Gordon Stewart: Two Universities: Paris and Liberty

10/2/2017
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In this audio feature, the Rev. Gordon Stewart compares Thomas Aquinas' experience at Paris University with today's Liberty University. From Gordon's Book, BE STILL! Departures from Collective Madness. Amazon link.Endorsed by Walter Brueggemann, Frank Yamada, Lucy Forster-Smith, and others.

Duration: 00:04:31


Will Willimon: One in Christ

9/25/2017
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Driving down to Atlanta to record this sermon for Day 1, I thought of the very first church I served. I was a student at Emory at the time. I drove out to the church on Saturday to meet with the lay leader. He met me at the little one room church, then named, "Friendship Methodist Church" (That's a misnomer if ever there were one!). I got there before my host so I thought I'd go in the church and look around. But I was surprised by a big padlock and chain barring the front door. When the...

Duration: 00:28:11


Malcolm Young: Gospel for the Superfluous

9/18/2017
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Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a long line of people. Far ahead, out of sight on the other side of a hill lies the American dream. You seem pretty far back, but it is scary how many people are behind you. Mostly they are people of color without college degrees. In principle you wish them well, but you have waited a long time and worked many hours to get here. You don't complain but you have been exposed to dangerous work conditions. Your body is worn out. Your pension was cut....

Duration: 00:31:08


Fairfax Fair: Choosing to Be Captive or Free

9/11/2017
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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

9/4/2017
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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

8/31/2017
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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

8/28/2017
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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

8/21/2017
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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

8/14/2017
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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

8/7/2017
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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

7/31/2017
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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

7/24/2017
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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

7/17/2017
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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

7/11/2017
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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

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