Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Dave and I am the ‘pondering preacher.’ I have spent the last nearly 15 years in some sort of local church ministry. In that time I have learned a lot about myself (usually through mistakes) and I have seen the best and worst that the Church can offer. But rather than abandon the Church, I see her for what she is: a group of broken, mistake-filled people who, in their very weakness, demonstrate God’s might. I will forever be humbled by the fact that God considered me worthy enough to serve His bride.
Sometimes I fancy myself a Jedi-master of theology, blazing my way with the light-saber of truth, making the universe safe for humanity by cutting down lies from Satan and false philosophies from well-meaning but mistaken teachers. The reality is I am a country preacher who loves his congregation and is using the talents God has blessed me with the best I know how.
I am also a family man. My wife co-labors with me in ministry as well as in raising our four beautiful daughters. You will notice many of my musings focus on my family. Children have a way of understanding God that we as adults struggle to retain. Their trust and simplicity is something that adult believers would do well to mimic. I can honestly say my wife and children have taught me just as much about God as I have taught them.
This blog is a hodge-podge collection of my musings and observations. It contains lessons I have learned as well as questions I still have. Some articles may produce more questions than answers, but that’s okay because it is by asking questions that we learn. Scattered throughout are some book reviews that I do for Thomas Nelson. This is a service for myself as much as it is for them. I believe God wants us to never stop learning, so reviewing books gives me an opportunity to learn as well as an opportunity to pass some knowledge on to my readers.
I hope you enjoy the blog, and I hope it helps you as you journey with God.
Grace and Peace,
Dave is a husband, father, brother and son. He is also a minister. When he’s not preaching you can find him enjoying a book, cheering for the Yankees or sipping a good cup of coffee.