Sermon for the Feast of the Nativity

“Do not be afraid; for see-- I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people." The current blockbuster movie series "The Hunger Games" is set in the fictional nation of Panem, in a dystopian future. Panem is made up of the Capitol and twelve outlying districts, and the Capitol rules the … Continue reading Sermon for the Feast of the Nativity

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent

One thing I feel like it’s important for you to know about your pastor is that it would be hard to overstate how much the television show “The Simpsons” has influenced how I understand the world. Like all great satire, the show parodies the most extreme tendencies we all have, and sharply critiques our various … Continue reading Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent