Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by The Rev. Alfred T. K. Zadig Jr (Page 2)

Why the Red Door

There are certain traditions in life with profound meaning, that if we’re not careful can become empty and meaningless over time.  Two quick examples…the tradition of churches with red doors, and that one word: Passover. If we don’t engage the deeper meaning of these two traditions, we will never understand Jesus and the miracle of…

Put On Your Shoulder Pads

In 1994 this guy was working as a $5.50 an hour grocery bagger.  Several years later, he would take the St. Louis Rams to the Superbowl twice, winning once.  His name was Kurt Warner, plucked from an Iowa grocery store to put on shoulder pads and play on football’s largest stage.  The Old Testament version…

King Ahaz vs Joseph

Sermon preached at 8pm on Christmas Eve 2018 Christmas is less of an event and more of a profound rescue mission.  It’s the story of God loving us so much-He sends Jesus, His Only Son to be born as an infant, who would free each of us from our sin, grant  forgiveness and enable us…

What is Peace?

Sermon preached at morning services on December 23, 2018 As we enter the final Sunday of Advent, we face directly into birth of the Prince of Peace.  Peace is one of those wonderful but overused words, overused in such a way that we wonder if its true meaning has been lost.  In the context of…

Kharma is Dead

Sermon preached on Sunday, December 16, 2018 It was the longest period of darkness I had ever encountered.  Yes, from Calcutta India, through New Deli then on to New York, 21 hours of travel in total darkness (we were flying west and and going away from the sun).  It was a profound way to end…

Unrelenting, Unshakable, Unwavering Love

Today’s reading from Genesis reads like a good old fashioned reality tv show.  After requiring Jacob to work seven years for his younger daughter’s hand in marriage, Laban substituted his older daughter Leah-and Jacob didn’t discover the deception until the morning after his wedding night.  Some men would have given up. Jacob on the other…

Your Dreams and God’s Promises

This week in our Gospel Project teachings, we come to Jacob’s ladder and a dream that would not ever be forgotten.  Genesis 28 is about God using a dream to remind Jacob that He really does keep His promises.  We don’t always pay attention to what happens while we sleep, but sometimes even our dreams…

God is a Promise Keeper

Have you ever been the victim of a broken promise?  On the other side of things, have there been times when you have been the one to break a promise?  Pain is deep and real in either scenario. We might even feel from time to time that God Himself has broken His promise to us…