The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, tenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, is the featured preacher January 1, New Year’s Day and Holy Name of Jesus Sunday, on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org.
Before his ordination as bishop in 2012, Wright served for 10 years as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Earlier he was canon pastor and vicar at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Wright was educated at Howard University, Virginia Theological Seminary, and Ridley Hall, Cambridge, England.
Wright’s sermon, “The Sound of the Authentic,” is based on Psalm 8 and Luke 2:15-21 which recounts the shepherds’ finding the baby Jesus and the circumcision and naming of Jesus on the eighth day. “To hear is to act,” he says. “Just like the shepherds who heard the angels’ announcement and ran to the manger. Just like Mary who with adolescent abandon said yes to the angel’s invitation to birth the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. Just like the soldier who saw the hanging body of Jesus on the cross and in an instant knew that God was doing something, genuinely transforming death into life and darkness into light.”
The program includes interviews with Wright conducted by Wallace, who is also executive producer.
“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 71 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.