1. Matter Matters to God

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    July 16, 2014 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Pastor Ben & Barbara Brown Taylor at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis during the Festival of Homiletics.

    “Matter matters to God.” This nugget of wisdom came from the lips of one my latest favorite theologians, Barbara Brown …
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  2. Yokes

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    July 2, 2014 by Pastor Ben McIntire


    I’m so tired! I’m exhausted! I’m stressed out! These are probably the most common complaints that I hear in daily …
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  3. Daddy Moments


    June 11, 2014 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    We often assign more weight to the things in our life that feel urgent – we put off things that are “just for fun” as if they’re less important. But sometimes, there’s fun waiting to be had that will yield moments of connection and memories that last a lifetime.

    I’m not usually a very sentimental guy. When we moved I was much happier pitching a lot of stuff than …
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  4. Spreading the Love Around


    May 15, 2014 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Pastor Ben, Monica, Phoebe and Micaela at St. Mark Lutheran - Storm Lake, Iowa on Easter Sunday, 2014.

    It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an article on this blog, so to anyone who still bothers to show up …
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  5. Will & Grace


    January 31, 2014 by Pastor Ben McIntire


    “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift …
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  6. Frozen Hearts

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    January 12, 2014 by Pastor Ben McIntire


    As a father of young daughters, I get a steady diet of Disney Princess movies, books and toys. Frozen is …
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  7. Baby Jesus


    December 9, 2013 by Pastor Ben McIntire


    “Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because …
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