All posts by Dr. Larry Bethune

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Snake Bit

University Baptist Church, Austin, Texas Scripture Readings: Numbers 21:4-9 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 It’s late at night, I’m kind of sleepy, and I’m channel surfing to find something interesting to watch on TV. I see this guy lying on a sand spit in the Nile

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Do You Know Me?

Preached at University Baptist Church, Austin, Texas on August 22, 1999 I’m visiting Gina at the State Hospital one day back when she’s training chaplains there. As I’m waiting for her to get free, one of the patients walks up to me and says, “Do

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The Injustice of Grace

Preached at University Baptist Church, Austin, Texas on September 20, 1998 People usually get what they deserve, don’t you think? Leo Rosten tells the story of two guys, partners in a men’s clothing store, who made a fortune and put their eight children through college

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Living Inside Out

If there’s one thing everybody seems to like, it’s a short sermon. In February of ’87, Will Campbell, that salty saint of the Civil Rights Movement, was theologian in residence at Duke University Chapel. It was his last Sunday, and his duty to preach. And