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October 19, 2020

The Rev. Dr. Donna S. Mote, Missioner for Engagement and Innovation for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and Episcopal chaplain to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is the featured preacher Nov. 15 on Day1, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible as a podcast and online at Day1.org. Mote is also chaplain to the 76th Support Brigade, State of Georgia Department of Defense, and visiting professor of world religions at the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South.

“The Right Armor Is Light Armor,” Mote’s sermon for Nov. 15, is drawn from I Thessalonians 5:1-11, encouragement from Paul to the faithful waiting for the return of Jesus. “I suggest to you today that the full armor of God, the armor of light, is not the stuff with which we armor up in defensiveness or unresponsiveness.” Mote says. “Rather, this armor is the stuff that lets us live fully into our calling.”

The program includes interviews with Mote conducted by Wallace, who is also the executive producer.

Mote earned her undergraduate degree from Shorter College in Rome, Ga., and her M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. She earned a Ph.D. in religion from Emory University in Atlanta. She has taught in several universities including Emory University, Sewanee, and Hiroshima University in Japan. With Bishop Robert C. Wright, she wrote The Go Guide: 10 Steps for Innovations in Ministry from Luke 10.


Day1 has been broadcast every week for 75 years, formerly as The Protestant Hour. Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, Day1 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.