After Easter

It's what you do after Easter that really counts

Today is the Tuesday after Easter. Did you go to church like most everyone else? I did, and boy am I paying for it! I preached a barnstormer of a sermon on Sunday – like most every pastor in the world, I gave it everything I had. In fact, I may have given it a […]

DUMBER Stuff People Say About the BIble

Unfortunately, "dumb" never takes a day off

Monday’s a rough day for pastors. The term “Monday morning quarterbacking” applies not only to football games but sermons as well. This morning was especially rough since we had a Super Bowl party at our house last night and now I’ve woken up with a terrific headache. …and NO, it’s not a hangover! It was […]

A Death In the Family

Lessons my dad taught me when mom passed away

So…today I’ve put a moratorium on “your mom” jokes.  A running joke in our family is that any statement can become a great joke simply by adding the words, “That’s what your mom said…” at the end. Try it, it almost always works. It started when my teenage son and I were in the car […]

“Would you ask my mom to come visit me?”

God never gives up on us, even when we give up on ourselves

The following is an excerpt from my new book LOSER. I hope you enjoy this preview, and I look forward to delivering you the rest this summer. God bless, Dave I served for one very long year as a jail chaplain. I guess you can get used to anything. After a few months, it didn’t […]

My Sacrifice Fly

Please bear with me - I'm using a sports analogy

My congregation loves to make fun of how little I know about sports. “Hey Pastor, it’s baseball season now! How many touchdowns do you think your team will make next game?” Snickering ensues, and I usually play along. “Baseball, huh?” I ask. “Is that the big orangy ball or the brown ovally one?” My limited […]