Michael Battle to preach on ‘Day 1’
Director of Desmond Tutu Center and professor at General Theological Seminary
The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle, Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York City, is the featured preacher Oct. 8 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible as a podcast and online at Day1.org. Day 1 is heard in the Atlanta area on WSB News 95.5 and 750 a.m. on Sunday morning at 7:05.
A graduate of Duke University, Battle received a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a Master of Sacred Theology from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in theology and ethics from Duke. Before coming to General Theological Seminary he served churches in North Carolina, California, and South Africa, and in other seminaries. He is the author of numerous books including his latest “Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation.”
Battle’s sermon “God’s Kind of Apocalypse” is drawn from the parable of the wicked tenants found in Matthew 21: 33-46. “Jesus tells parables for a purpose,” he says. “Jesus tells parables to invite us into God’s point of view instead of our limited one.”
The program includes interviews with Battle conducted by Wallace, who is also executive producer.
“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for over 72 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 220 radio stations across America and overseas and via various podcast platforms. 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, http://day1.org.
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