Designer Jesus

A young friend texted me last night. I hadn’t heard from him for months, and I got the feeling he’d been wandering from God. After a few awkward stabs at conversation, our talk quickly moved toward faith and my concerns about his relationship with God. On the phone, he argued: “I still believe in Jesus, […]

The Joy Thief

I’ve been distracted all week. I’ve been the target of a bit of unfair criticism. Someone started demanding their way. When that didn’t work, they accused me of lying to them. Now I know this is considered the coolest thing on political talk shows today. When we don’t like what someone stands for, but can’t […]

Second Childhood

Why heaven matters

I sat at the bedside of a dying woman this week. She had asked for a pastor to come to see her, and knew her time was limited. She’d been confined to a bed, and had oxygen running through a line to her nose. Life can be brutal sometimes. After a few pleasantries, I asked […]


There are moments in your life when everything suddenly changes...

  There are moments in your life when God is ready to change everything for the better. But He’s waiting on one important thing. He’s waiting for you to move first. Watch Dave’s message, recorded Live in St Louis…

Zombies Among Us

Today, I’m throwing a flag on some folks. It’s a BS flag. Interpret that however you like. But I can tell you, it doesn’t stand for “Bible Study”, “Baloney Sandwiches” or “Barbra Streisand”.  Though I do enjoy me some Barbra. Some folks think they’re activists, really affecting change. But in truth, they’re all talk. When […]

But have not love…

I Corinthians 13, commonly called the Love Chapter of the Bible,  reinterpreted for political addicts (in other words, most of the people on Facebook): “Though I speak with the tongues of politicians and pundits, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a 24 hour new channel. And though I have the gift […]

Should we forgive Kathy Griffin?

We need to relearn the fine art of disagreeing agreeably

So…should we forgive Kathy Griffin? For anyone who’s been 100 miles away from cell phone coverage this week, the comedian did a photo shoot of her holding what appeared to be the bloody, severed head of President Trump. It’s reported the president’s young son Barron saw the image and was quite disturbed by it. Response […]

The Little Woman

Something I wrote while my wife was making me a sandwich...

This is soup. My awesome wife Dawn made some for supper tonight. Author’s note: I did not force her to cook this meal in any patrician/male-dominating sort of way. I’m pretty sure she did not feel coerced to do it and it did not betray her femininity to take on such a traditional conservative role […]