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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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Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Dave helps us deal with the challenges and dysfunctions our families face.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Ridicule

The smirks, the digs, and the venom that you face—how does any good come from that?

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Self-Esteem

It doesn’t matter what your family says about you. It doesn’t matter what you say about you. To know your true worth, there’s only one thing that matters.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Jealousy

Do you struggle with envy? Understand the root cause of envy so you can avoid where it leads.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Favoritism

Here’s how you can avoid looking like you’re playing favorites with your kids.

Friends & Family

How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Lies and Deception

Lies and deception can be destructive. But they can also be forgiven. How?

Who is God?

Answering Skeptics

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

Who is God?

Answering Skeptics: Why Does God Demand We Worship Him?

Is God so insecure that he needs our worship and praise? Is his love language affirmation and praise? To understand why God demands worship, you need to understand what worship is. This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Life’s Challenges

Answering Skeptics: But the Church Has Done Horrible Things

How can you support Christianity when the church has a shameful history of the Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, witch hunts, and abusive priests? This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Living My Faith

Answering Skeptics: Am I Expected to Just Forgive and Forget?

Can we really just forgive and forget those who have hurt us? Pastor Dave gives us three pointers to help us forgive others the way God forgives us. This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Who is God?

Answering Skeptics: Isn’t Christianity Just a Crutch for the Weak?

Yes, Pastor Dave says, there is some truth to the adage that Christianty is for the weak. And there’s no shame in admitting that. This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.

Who is God?

Answering Skeptics: Don’t All Religions Lead to the Same God?

There are truths we can all come to on the basis of the natural knowledge of God. But those aren’t saving truths because there is only one saving truth. This week, Pastor Dave looks at questions and objections that people have when it comes to Christianity.