Audio Archive

Mesenbring, David

David Mesenbring began teaching at Holden in 1979 after returning home from two years of work among South African churches. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School, ordained by African Christians, and an ELCA pastor. David is married to Maria Jimenez, a Spaniard and ordained deacon of the Episcopal Church. Working together, they have developed the world’s busiest maritime ministry at Seafarers’ House in South Florida’s Port Everglades. This ecumenical cooperation among Christians, Jews and Muslims cares for cargo and cruise ship crew who live where they work in order to support their loved ones far away.
David knew Steve Biko, the black South African leader beaten to death in 1978 while held without charge in police custody. In the weeks that followed, David gathered Steve’s banned writings and got them smuggled out of the country for a book that has been published in five languages and called “likely to remain one of the most important collections of political essays in the history of South Africa, if not the continent.” He served as lead consultant for a film on the Afrikaner prophet, Dr. Beyers Naude, nominated for an Academy Award as “Best Documentary.”
David has lectured and preached in more than 100 North American cities; worked in 25 African countries; and traveled widely in Europe as well as Central and South America. He claims that ecumenical priorities make him a poor Lutheran. A fluent speaker of Spanish, he loves aerobics, good rum and fine food. He lacks patience, musical education and a sense of humor. David and Maria will be in the Village for one week with their children, Hugo and Ana Maria.

Recordings

Steve Biko: Martyr or Revolutionary?

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1979

American and South Africa: A Christian Strategy

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1979

Who Are the Christians in South Africa?

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1979

History and People of South Africa

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1979

Southern Africa: Fiction, Fact and Faith

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1980

Christian Missions: Faith to Go Out in Self-interest

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1980

Women Under Apartheid in South Africa

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1980

US Relations with South Africa

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1980

Unclaimed Gifts: The Promise of African Culture

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1980

Exploring African Christianity

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1980

From Protest to Revolution in South Africa: Black Resistance Since1912

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1980

Steve Biko: Writing What He Liked

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1980

South Africa as a Microcosm of Western Crisis

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1982

Independent Churches in Africa: The Hope of Advent

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1982

Early '80s Politics in Southern Africa

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1982

What Is the Hope of Christ for Our World?

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1982

From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1983

Feasting on African Spirituality

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1983

Climb Boldly: Finding God Out on a Limb — Encountering African Christianity

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1999

Climb Boldly: Finding God Out on a Limb — Modern Martyr South Africa's Steve Biko

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1999

Climb Boldly: Finding God Out on a Limb — Strangership – Vulnerable Christian Presence

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 1999

Broadening Community to Better Discern the Summons – Part 1: Do "People of the Sea" Belong on Land?

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2004

Broadening Community to Better Discern the Summons – Part 3: Regime Change in South Africa: More Change and Less Violence

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2004

Broadening Community to Better Discern the Summons – Part 4: One People, One Planet: One Church Summoned

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2004

Broadening Community to Better Discern the Summons – Part 5: Summoning From the Grave: Steve Biko's Martyred Voice

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2004

How Maritime Ministry Can Help Your Church

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2008

Good Intentions are not Enough

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2008

Ecumenical Life

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2008

Millennium Development Goals

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2008

Steve Biko of South Africa

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2008

Eucharist August 30, 2009

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2009

Buried Treasure: Steve Biko & the Fall of Apartheid

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2009

Enduring Treasure: Why Steve Biko's Banned Writings Thrive

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2009

Revolving Treasure: Microcredit's Answer to Poverty

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2009

Our Treasure: Is There Apartheid in Israel?

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2009

Investing in a Better World: On White People, Liberals, and Other Christians of Good Intention

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2011

Investing in a Better World: The Power and Problems of Microcredit

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2011

Investing in a Better World: What's Wrong With Charity

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2011

Investing in a Better World: Service Learning Trips Versus Transformation Travel

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2011

Investing in a Better World: The World's Best Ecumenical Experiment

Presenter: Mesenbring, David / 2011

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