1. Freedom From Fear

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    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.”

  2. Why I Am Religious, Not Just Spiritual

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    June 17, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

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    I did not go to church last Sunday.

  3. Heralds of Good Tidings

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    May 15, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

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     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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  4. Far Side of the World

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    May 7, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

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

  5. Red Carpet

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    April 27, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

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    We live in a celebrity culture these days. Famous people get special treatment, undue attention in the media, and the value of some people’s contributions to society are vastly overrated. I’m thinking here of one recent Red Carpet award ceremony, the Golden Globes…

  6. Hosanna!

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    March 31, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

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    Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna! It’s Holy Week. There was a contest once, …
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  7. The Truth About an Unusual God

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    March 1, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

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    It is March, a month named after the Roman god of war: Mars. In the Greco-Roman pantheon, Mars (or Aries in Greek) was the fiercest warrior that a nation could call on for divine assistance when going into battle.

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