Coppertop Sermons

Leviticus, Oh Joy!

Sermon preached June 23, 2013
First United Methodist Church, Duluth

Texts: Leviticus 18:19-26; 19:9-15, 18-19, 33-34; 25:8-17, 25-28

So here is the Bible I received from my church in the spring of my third grade year – “Young Reader’s Bible.” Doesn’t this just look like the kind of Bible young readers would want to

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It Happens

Sermon preached June 9, 2013

Texts: Luke 13:1-9

Theodicy. It is the term for theological thinking about God and evil. If God is both all-good and all-powerful, how do we explain hurt, pain, evil, destruction? Why do bad things happen, and why do bad things happen to good people? These questions have vexed some

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Sticky Scriptures: Not Getting Stuck

Sermon preached June 2, 2013

Texts: II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 3:14-18

In 1616 Galileo went to Rome to persuade the Church authorities that the view he seemed convinced was correct – namely, that the sun was the center of the universe around which the earth rotated, a view proposed earlier by Copernicus, Galileo

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