The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson, canon to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Episcopal Church, will be the featured speaker May 23 and 30 on "Day 1," a nationally syndicated radio program (also accessible by podcast), according to a news release from the Alliance for Christian Media, which produces the program.
Each program will include a message by Robertson along with interviews conducted by Peter Wallace, executive producer and host.
Robertson has served in a variety of roles in the church, from parish to diocese to national headquarters. Before assuming his current position he was canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Arizona, and is an honorary canon in the Diocese of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. He is a distinguished visiting professor at General Theological Seminary in New York, and formerly taught at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS).
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Robertson earned a master of divinity degree from VTS and a Ph.D. from Durham University in England. He serves on several national boards and has written or contributed to a number of books, including Transforming Stewardship, Jesus and Paul: Global Perspectives, and Conversations with Scripture: The Acts of the Apostles.
In his sermon for Pentecost Sunday (May 23), titled "Golden Age?" Robertson explores the account of the birth of the church in Acts 2. "The Spirit had come," he says. "The fearful had found power. A new community was born. It was a very good beginning, a veritable golden age. And this is where the problem lies."
But, he said, "the good news is that the golden age is not sometime back then, whenever then was. No, the golden age is now, and every age now yet to come."
His sermon for Trinity Sunday (May 30), titled "The Dance," focuses on the interrelationship of God, the three in one. "It is … remarkable," he says, "that God, who in this Dance [of the Trinity] needs no other, did choose to create and redeem a people—no, even more, chose to create and redeem you, me, and each and every individual we encounter—that we might join in this Dance."
Formerly known as "The Protestant Hour," "Day 1" celebrates 65 years of weekly broadcast in 2010. Distributed to 200 radio stations across America and overseas, it is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media in association with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. The program has received numerous awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Communicators' Award for Excellence in inspirational radio.
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