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All posts by Dr. Larry Bethune

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Snake Bit

University Baptist Church, Austin, Texas Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent: 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

Glasses resting on Bible

Do You Know Me?

University Baptist Church, Austin, Texas Readings for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost: Exodus 1:8-2:10, Psalm 124, Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20 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

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The Injustice of Grace

University Baptist Church, Austin, Texas Readings for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Luke 16:1-13 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

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Living Inside Out

University Baptist Church, Austin, Texas Reading for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost: James 1:17-27 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