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NEW PODCAST: Can We Talk?

The Bad Pastor goes into forbidden territory: politics. We can no longer talk with people and disagree respectfully, and this could really be the start of a new civil war. And some people are suggesting the time for talking is over, and we need to take desperate action, no matter the cost. But if we’re…

NEW PODCAST: Your Happiness is Time-Sensitive

The Bad Pastor talks about the importance of taking advantage of the opportunities God brings. To take those opportunities, you must take huge risks. Dave gives examples of walking away from his job to start a new church, and adopting two little girls in his 50s. Along the way, he also mentions the musical Hello…

Not a Normal Pastor

It’s great to listen to what others tell you about yourself. To a point. Others can often see things in you that you can’t recognize. Their advice can take limits off you’ve put on yourself. Or, it can work just the other way around. Their expectations and lack of imagination can cripple you and rob…

Junebugs or Fireflies

When I was a fat little kid in northern Alabama, the arrival of summer brought with it some very special creatures. Now you Yankees from up north probably refer to them as “fireflies” (spoken with Thurston Howell the Third’s accent). But down south, they were just “lightning bugs”. Every year around June, we would stay…

PODCAST: A Very Fine Whine

The Bad Pastor warns about the dangers of whining to God, and how it can cause us to miss out on God’s opportunities in our lives. Listen to the audio version here… Watch the video below…

NEW PODCAST: Stuck in a World of Vanilla

While it’s not true you can be anything you want to be, you certainly don’t have to be like everyone else in order to be Christlike. The Bad Pastor pushes back on mediocrity in Christian music and movies, and a culture of conformity in churches. He encourages us that, in a world full of vanilla,…

My new office has a shower. Seriously.

So after 5 years of being pastor of a church plant with no building and no office, after spending countless hours working out of coffee shops and counseling people with the smell of fresh brewed espresso in the air, I have a wonderful, beautifully decorated, huge office. Last year I moved from the fledgling church…

How to Give Up on Being Good Enough

Everyone tells us to try harder and do better. But God knows that true “goodness” is beyond us. That’s why being a Christian isn’t saying you’re better than anyone else – it’s actually admitting you’re a mess! Listen to the podcast here…

Why You’re Really Having a Lousy Day

Sometimes we’re having a bad day and it just doesn’t make sense. But often it’s not just a coincidence. There’s a reason why something is eating at us, and the more you understand the strategy behind it the better you’ll be. Click here to listen to the podcast… Watch the live video…

At the End of Another Sunday

It’s been a good Sunday. I got to preach on Jesus this morning. I love doing that because every time I preach on Him I feel we become more intimately acquainted. The closer I get to Him, the more I want to be like Him and shed all these devices I use (we all use)…

THAT SERMON STINKS!

The Bad Pastor talks about what makes a good sermon, and why your pastor probably preaches the way he does. During the podcast, he takes the opportunity to vent about nearly every negative comment he’s gotten about his sermons…which are quite a few, by the way! Check out the audio podcast here Watch the live…