Coppertop Sermons

B Knot A Frayed

Sermon preached  February 21, 2016

Texts: Genesis 15:1-2, 17-18a; Psalm 27; Luke 13:31-35

Morris Albert, “Feelings”

We are getting into our Lenten series on “challenging emotions.”  Last week we discussed how we are tempted to work badly with our emotions, but also noted that our emotions are good things, for the most part.  It

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Sermon preached February 14, 2016

Texts: Luke 4:1-13

Lent is often a time for honest confession, for coming clean.  So let me begin by acknowledging that I know not all of you are thrilled when I play music as part of my sermons.  Now some of you really like it, but I know some don’t, or

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Digging Deep

Sermon preached Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2015

Text: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Robert Bly is a Minnesota poet.  I first read one of his poems in a college English class, and found it intriguing.  I thought it was pretty cool that there was this poet from Minnesota being taught in college.  The poem itself was about

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Blinded By the Light

Sermon preached February 7, 2016

Texts: Exodus 34:29-35; II Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36

Bruce Springsteen, ‘Blinded By the Light”

November 29, 1978, St. Paul Civic Center, I heard Bruce Springsteen live.  It was a wonderful concert, so full of energy and joy.  Springsteen did not play this song that night, but it was

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