Tom Long to preach in Faith & Science Series on 'Day 1'


Tom Long in studio. Photo courtesy of Day 1.

ATLANTA — “Day 1,” the nationally syndicated radio program hosted by Peter Wallace, continues its special series “Faith & Science in the 21st Century” with a program featuring the Rev. Dr. Tom Long on Nov. 8.
Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He is a graduate of Erskine College and earned his M.Div. from Erskine Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of 21 books to date. The most recent, “What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith,” was named 2011 Book of the Year by the Academy of Parish Clergy. Long is an ordained Presbyterian minister.
“Numbering Our Days,” Long’s sermon for Nov. 8, is drawn from Psalm 90. “As we age and move inexorably toward life’s end, we can’t shake the feeling that there’s something the matter with us, something wrong about our mortal journey,” he says. “To be old, we fear, is to be nearing the end, the end of our attractiveness, the end of our usefulness, the end of our strength, the end of our health, the end of our life.”
The series featuring outstanding ministers and scientists explores major issues of science today with a goal of facilitating meaningful conversation around these issues particularly among people of faith. The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Knisely’s sermon for Oct. 18 is “Quantum Physics and Eternity.” The Rev. David Wood’s sermon for Oct. 25 is “The Image of God and the Secret of Life.” The Rev. Dr. Nancy Duff’s sermon for Nov. 1 is “Hear the Animals Singing: The Bible and Genetics.”
In addition to the radio program sermons, brief videos featuring the series speakers will be made available on YouTube and at
The Day1 Faith & Science Series project is made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in these programs and resources are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.
“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 70 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.