November 5, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire
Zanzibar cruises in my imagination like the triangular sails of a fishing dhow following the white sand beach of the island. Cinnamon, cloves, saffron, and Sinbad the sailor spice the mental images I have of this exotic island.
October 24, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire
This is the center of Lutheran theology, “We are saved by God’s grace alone, through faith, which comes from the hearing of God’s promises in the Word.”
October 15, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire
At 5:30am, Monica and I, fortified by PowerBars, climbed into Frank Mwakatundu’s van…
October 12, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire
It’s a strange feeling, stepping into a foreign place, stepping onto a continent where you’ve never been before…
September 23, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire
Saturday found us finally making our way to our companion congregation in Lupembe. We were greeted by church members who guided us, singing, into the church for a welcome ceremony…
July 31, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire
It’s August, and that means five weeks in a row when the Gospel readings in the lectionary come from John, chapter six which are all about bread.
June 27, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire
This Independence Day, as we gather to celebrate the birth of our nation and the freedom we hold so dear as American citizens, my prayers will be for the Spirit’s guidance to learn to be united as “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”