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Dave Burchett is an Emmy Award winning television sports director, author, and Christian speaker. He is the author of When Bad Christians Happen to Good People and “Bring’em Back Alive – A Healing Plan for those Wounded by the Church.” Dave is available to bring his unique perspective to your conference, meeting, or broadcast. Dave and Joni, his wife of twenty-nine years, have three grown sons.
The Magic of Opening Day

In my mind there is no more special day in sports than opening day in baseball.

The Santa Clause is Comin' to Town Theology is a Lump of Coal

Today I poured over the new titles at the local Christian bookstore. The usual suspects dominated most of the shelf space. One of the most important books in my Christian journey was not prominently displayed. And that is a shame. Because this book has a message that needs to be heard.

More Gift Ideas for Jesus on His Birthday

Let’s be honest…giving the King of Kings and Lord of Lords a unique gift is really tough. I had hoped that examining what the Magi brought to the Christ child might jump start our gift giving ideas.

Gift Ideas for Jesus on His Birthday

So what can you give the Lord of the Universe? If you think your mother-in-law is tough to buy for what do buy for the Saviour who has everything?

The Silent Night Miracle Remembered

The Christmas carol “Silent Night” was responsible for a wartime Christmas miracle.

Occupy 'All Streets' With Christmas Giving

I often encounter people who say God is judging America because of this sin or that sin. I always tell them I don’t know if that is true. But I do tell them that I suspect that God would more likely judge this country because of the incredible wealth and influence His people have squandered.

Make Christmas About Love, not War

I am officially a pacifist on the “war on Christmas”.

The Island of Misfit Toys

Feeling like a misfit toy this Christmas? A lot of us can relate.

I'm Tired

Every week I do a devotional based on a song. This week the message hit very close to home.

When Bad Christians Happen to Good People

My first book, When Bad Christians Happen to Good People, is being re-released with new content and a study guide for small groups. Here is part of the intro from the book.

Here's to you, Mr. Robinson!

Jackie Robinson made his major league debut at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1947. It was a historic and significant day for baseball but maybe more so for our country. You can argue that the American civil rights movement was truly ignited when Robinson came to bat in Dodger Blue.

Stuck in a Groundhog Day Faith?

Seventeen years ago a funny and underappreciated movie came on the scene. Groundhog Day told the story of a self-absorbed news reporter (redundancy alert?) that finds himself stuck in an endless repeat of the same day.

The Touch of a Loving Father

God Makes Lemonade

The 'Noes' Have It...

Regular readers of the humble ramblings know that I started my journey in a legalistic church. We had several bound volumes of things that were a big NO!

God's Weight Loss Plan - Part 3

God's Weight Loss Plan - Part 2

God's Weight Loss Plan - Part 1

Another Gift Idea for Jesus On His Birthday

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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