Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent by Brother James Dowd

As you have no doubt gathered by now, this morning we mark the first Sunday of Advent. In our church calendar this is the beginning of the new liturgical year, and in our secular calendar and popular culture it is a kind of crossover from the Thanksgiving holiday to the Christmas holidays. And all of … Continue reading Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent by Brother James Dowd

Sermon for Christ the King Sunday, 2016

Two TV moments to start this morning. Sixteen years ago at this time, after George W. Bush and Al Gore had fought through a bitter and mean campaign (it seems pretty mild now), the country waited weeks and weeks to sort out what was essentially a dead tie between the candidates. Cynicism about politicians and … Continue reading Sermon for Christ the King Sunday, 2016