The Rev. Dr. Kortwright Davis, rector of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., was the guest preacher on the fourth Sunday of Advent, December 24, 2000. A professor of theology and director of the doctor of ministry program at Howard Universitys School of Divinity, Davis trained for the priesthood and later taught at Codrington Theological College, Barbados. He earned a doctorate from Sussex University in England. His books include Emancipation Still Comin, African Creative Expressions of the Divine, and Can God Save the Church?