In a world of silly superstitions, Christianity is positively logical by comparison

One of the funniest critiques I hear lobbed against Christians is that we “believe in fairy tales”. “You Christians think your daddy in the sky created humans – how quaint and childish!” “Ok then,” I respond, “where do you think we came from?” “Well, of course space aliens from another planet colonized earth. What other logical […]

When God Wants You Unhappy

I recently got a Facebook message from a well-meaning Christian friend. It read as follows: “God has seen everything you’ve been going through, and He told me to tell you ‘IT’S OVER’! Your trial has ended, and now God’s about to open up the windows of heaven to bless you beyond your wildest dreams!!!!!” (Full […]

Dave’s Leadership Article Goes Nationwide

hold-bibleI’m so thankful Ron Edmondson, a great pastor and church planter with nearly 150,000 followers on his website, has allowed me to guest post on his site this week.

My article there gleans insights from over 25 years of working under other senior pastors. Because of this, I’ve gained a unique perspective.

Please go to RonEdmondson.com and read my article 5 THINGS EVERY STAFF WISH THEIR PASTORS KNEW

Happy Thanksgiving,


New Commentary in Naples Daily News


What would the world be like if there were no Christians? Just like George Bailey, you might not like what you’d find!

Read Dave’s provocative article A NOT SO WONDERFUL LIFE in today’s Naples Daily News, or click here- NOT SO WONDERFUL LIFE

A Not-So Wonderful Life

In light of the coming hubbub that will inevitably be ignited by random Nativity displays, not to mention fearful store employees wishing you a very PC “Happy Holidays” this month, one thing is clear (at least, to me)… Many people want a world without God. I know that’s rather blunt, but shouldn’t we cut to […]

Yes, I believe God heals. But sometimes it doesn’t happen in our way or in our time.

The ultimate healing comes when we see the Lord face-to-face. Then we will be made like Him.

That is the moment this little boy could finally walk…when he leapt into the arms of Jesus!


finger-pointingYou never speak louder about your relationship with Christ than when you react to someone else caught in sin.

When you truly know Christ and see someone caught in sin, you feel a sense of familiarity and empathy because you know you’ve been in that same place. You realize you’re both part of the “fellowship of the broken”.

I worry most for those who do not feel that empathy, and choose to point fingers and criticize as if they’ve never fallen either.

It may in fact prove that they’ve never experienced that amazing grace that the rest of us recognize we need so badly…

Say “Yes”

My 26th wedding anniversary is today (Nov 19, 2014), and I can still remember how awkwardly the proposal played out. I was a youth pastor with a group of 80 teenagers on a mission trip to New Orleans. My intended fiancé grew up in the suburbs there, so I thought it would be perfect to […]