Coppertop Sermons

Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sermon preached January 25, 2015

Texts: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20

Warren Zevon, “Lawyers, Guns and Money”

Later in the song, as the story of this person’s troubles continues, the singer will sing, “Send lawyers, guns and money… [life] has hit the fan.”  He uses a more crude term, one not appropriate for this

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Anything Good?

Sermon preached  January 18, 2015

First United Methodist Church, Duluth

Texts: John 1:43-51

One of my favorite poets is the Irish poet Seamus Heaney.  A few times I have mentioned how I heard him on Minnesota Public Radio in the mid-1990s, a broadcast of a 1996 reading he gave at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis as

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Sermon preached January 11, 2015

Texts: Genesis 1:1-5; Mark 1:4-11

Chicago, “Beginnings”

There is nothing like a little music to lighten a cold day.  Our worship service has been filled with music and with music references.  This song that I played a bit of is from the band Chicago.  If you listened to

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Sermon preached January 4, 2015

Texts: Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12

Arise! Shine!  Your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.  People shall come to your light, and to the brightness of your dawn.

Get out of bed!  Wake up!  Put your face in the sunlight, God’s bright glory has

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