The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, is the featured preacher Sept. 13 on Day 1 with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast. He has preached on the program numerous times since 1990.
Curry was installed in 2015 to a 9-year term. Previously he served as Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina for 15 years and earlier served churches in North Carolina, Ohio, and Baltimore. A graduate of Hobart College in New York, he received an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School with additional studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, Wake Forest University, the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary, and other institutions.
His sermon “Not Just Me, But We” is based on John 13:12-15, 34-35, the story of Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet. He then gives them the commandment to love one another. “The command to love God, neighbor, and self is not new. It wasn’t new then, or now. Jesus made it the centerpiece of his message but it wasn’t new,” Curry says. “So, what’s new?”
Curry is the author of several books including Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus, Songs My Grandma Sang, and Following the Way of Jesus: Church’s Teachings in a Changing World. His latest book, Love Is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times, will be released in September.
The program includes interviews with Curry conducted by Wallace, who is also an executive producer.
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, check the program’s website, Day1.org.