1. The McIntires’ Safari: Chapter 1


    October 12, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Amsterdam Airport

    It’s a strange feeling, stepping into a foreign place, stepping onto a continent where you’ve never been before…

  2. Kwa Jina la Baba, na la Mwana, na la Roho Mtakatifu


    September 23, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Processional at Udinda Lutheran Church

    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…

  3. Trail of Breadcrumbs

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    July 31, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Koi pond

    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.

  4. Freedom From Fear


    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.”

  5. Why I Am Religious, Not Just Spiritual


    June 17, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire


    I did not go to church last Sunday.

  6. Heralds of Good Tidings

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    May 15, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire


     I‘ve been blessed to attend the 23rd Annual Festival of Homiletics in Denver this week, and to be a part …
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  7. Far Side of the World


    May 7, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Buffett - Far Side of the World

    So it’s my birthday; 33 trips around the sun for this earth-bound astronaut.

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