Father Dave

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Was Paul crucified for you?

“For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters. What I mean is that each of you says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ.” Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Happy Epiphany

“In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.” (Matthew 2:1-2) January 7th, 2023 …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Jesus vs. Santa

“A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more” (Matthew 2:18) December 30th, 2022 Hi Fighter, These words are from this Sunday’s Gospel reading from Matthew. They echo the words of the prophet Jeremiah (31:15) that echo the words …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Merry Christmas

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) December 24th, 2022 Greetings, Fighter, and Happy Christmas. I sincerely pray that you find joy and peace this Christmas. It’s a special time of year, though I know that for many of us it’s an especially …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

The dysfunctional family of Jesus

“Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:18) December 17th, 2022 Finally, the story of Jesus begins! Well … not exactly. You may have …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Is Jesus really the one we are waiting for?

“When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” (Matthew 11:2-3) December 9th, 2022 Greetings, Fighter, I remember when I was in seminary, in the early 80’s, we had …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

That's my boy!

Christmas is upon us!

“But when [John] saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ” You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits that befit repentance … Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees; Every tree that does not bear good …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Left Behind?

“For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Jesus, remember me

“Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:42-43) Greetings, Fighter. I saw my first Christmas tree today – large, bright and tinselly – dominating a suburban square. I’m sure it’s not the first to be …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

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