Spiritual Leadership: A Biblical Theology of the Role of the Spirit in the Leadership of God’s People. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016.

Click here to preview the first chapter of Spiritual Leadership. (Used with Permission of Wipf and Stock Publishers)

Unpublished Papers

“Discipling Younger Men” – a workshop for the 2019 Men for Christ Rally

“Fit for the Master’s Use” – a sermon on ecclesiastical and personal holiness for the 2018 Conference on the Church for God’s Glory

“Should Christians Drink Alcohol?” – a statement from studying and preaching on this topic in 2018 at First Baptist Church in Rockford, IL

“New Testament Instruction on Congregational Singing: An Examination of Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16” – a statement from studying and preaching on this topic at First Baptist Church in Rockford, IL.

“Pornography: How It Works and How to Reverse Its Effects” – written for a 2015 men’s Bible study at First Baptist Church in Rockford, IL

Suggestions for Writing Better Papers – a short paper to sharpen the papers of my seminary students


“A Biblical Plan for Pastoral Succession.” Baptist Bulletin (Winter 2023): 24–27.

Please note, these next two articles were written by general or specific request. Divorce and remarriage are tough issues, and I am happy to agree to disagree with Christians who believe other than what I have written in these articles.

“First Corinthians 7:15, the Marriage Covenant, and the Nature of Desertion.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 21 (2016): 139–50.

“Divorce and Remarriage: Yes in Some Circumstances, as a Last Resort.” Baptist Bulletin (November/December 2020): 10–14.


Some of Dave’s articles are reposted with permission at two other blogs, Religious Affections (August 2021 and before) and G3 Ministries (November 2021 and after).