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Pastor Dave Scharf

Pastor Dave Scharf

Dave Scharf grew up in West Allis, Wisconsin, and served as pastor in Greenville, Wisconsin, from 2005 until 2015. He is currently a professor of theology at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife, Beth, and their six children.

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Life’s Challenges

Being a Christian is hard!

“Why is my life as a Christian so hard? It wasn’t this hard before.” That has been spoken or thought by many new Christians….

Living My Faith

You are the plan

There is an old legend—and I stress it is merely a legend—that illustrates a good point. The legend is that after Jesus ascended into…

Who is God?

Take the world, but give me Jesus

It is amazing how many giants of music and the arts today weren’t recognized as giants when they were alive. Schubert couldn’t find steady…

Bible 101

Who does that?

“Who does that?” That question can be a wonderful compliment, like when you hear a story of someone donating their kidney to a total…

Who is God?

Jesus woos, not woes

In one of Aesop’s fables, the wind and sun prepared to make a man shed his coat. The wind used its violence and force…

Living My Faith

Dispel our doubts

Fill in the blank to describe this well-known Bible character: ________ Thomas. I bet you got it: Doubting Thomas. He wasn’t there that first…

Living My Faith

Jesus is worthy of the center spot

Is Jesus at the center of your life today? Or do you need to take care of many other things before you can get…

Bible 101

Truth lasts forever

There is a legend told about a feast thrown by King Darius of Persia (the Daniel and the lions’ den king). He gathered 127…

Living My Faith

The most important of all

Name some of the most important people and positions in our world. What did you come up with? Maybe you said, “The president, corporate…

Living My Faith

I am Jesus’ witness

“I just want my life to mean something! I want to make a difference!” Have you felt that way? God also wants your life…

Bible 101

Do you have a good memory?

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “I was blessed with a bad memory.” The person who says this recognizes that it is a blessing not…

Living My Faith

Why do we always confess our sins?

Most people like to think positive thoughts and be surrounded by positive people. If you’ve been to a church recently, perhaps you’ve wondered why…