The Rev. Peter M. Wallace, host and executive producer of Day 1, is the featured preacher July 12 on “Day 1,” the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible as a podcast and online at Day1.org.
“Sitting Beside the Sea,” Wallace’s sermon for July 12, is drawn from Matthew 13:1-9,18-23. Before being forced into a boat by the crowds that gathered around him, Jesus had gone out of the house to sit beside the sea. From the boat Jesus told the gathered crowd the parable of the sower. Wallace says, “Taking time to rest and open ourselves to God, as Jesus did, is one way to prepare the soil of our souls to receive God’s seed of love so that it will grow and flourish.”
Wallace has served with the Alliance for Christian Media, parent company of Day1, since 2001 and is currently the president and executive director. Before coming to Day1, Wallace was senior copywriter and broadcast producer for Larry Smith & Associates Advertising & Design in Atlanta. He earlier served as editorial director for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries. He is the author of ten books and the editor of a new book, “Bread Enough for All: A Day1 Guide to Life,” containing excerpts from 80 of the most popular Day1 and Protestant Hour preachers.
Wallace earned his undergraduate degree in journalism from Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va., and his master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Tex. Prior to his ordination as an Episcopal priest he took Anglican studies courses at Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 75 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, call toll free 888-411-Day-1 or check the program’s website, Day1.org.