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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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Bible 101

Answering Skeptics, Round 3

Watch the entire series from this past week as Pastor Dave looks at more questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Who is God?

Follow God’s example

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children . . . just as Christ loved us” (Ephesians 5:1,2). Did you see that? You can…

Living My Faith

Answering Skeptics: Christians Are so Negative

Why are Christians always talking about hell and death and judgment?

Bible 101

Answering Skeptics: Rising From the Dead Is Impossible

Why should you believe that Jesus rose from the dead? Pastor Dave has six reasons why Jesus’ resurrection is historically reliable.

Bible 101

Answering Skeptics: Miracles Aren’t Possible

Nature acts uniformly. And since you’ve never seen a miracle, then miracles aren’t possible . . . right?

Bible 101

Answering Skeptics: But There Are Hypocrites in the Church

You might be turned off by the church because you see so many hypocrites. And you’d be right. Because Jesus said there would be hypocrites in the church.

Living My Faith

Answering Skeptics: Do I Need to Do Good to Get Into Heaven?

If I’m a good person, shouldn’t that be enough for me to get into heaven?

Living My Faith

Commitment to freedom

Today the U.S. celebrates the freedom that our country’s soldiers have won and fought to preserve for over 240 years. Thank you to all…

Living My Faith

Using God’s measurement

Oliver Smoot was a freshman sorority pledge at MIT. He and his friends were tasked with measuring the Harvard Bridge with a new unit…

Life’s Challenges

Do Not Be Afraid

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Dave reminds us that we do not have to be afraid.

Living My Faith

What Brings You Peace?

What do you need to find peace?

Bible 101

Angels Are With Me?

Yes, there is a whole army of angels fighting for you.