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An Open Letter To My Adult Children

In Fatherhood, Manhood, Men's Ministry, Priorities by David Dusek

  Dear Kids: We don’t talk much anymore, and I’m really not sure how that happened.  When I think back on times when you were small, it brings a smile, often accompanied by painful tears.  How I miss those times when I was your hero and you were my little prince and princess.  Your giggle, the way you said “Daddy” …

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Playing the Victim

In Manhood, Priorities, Spiritual Warfare by David Dusek

You know, when you drop an egg on the kitchen floor, it always breaks?  And if you ignore that stupid little gas-pump-shaped light on your dashboard, the car will eventually run out of gas?  100% of the time.  And, almost without fail, if you walk up to a really big dude and call him a “pansy”, you are going to …

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Supergroup?

In Men's Ministry by David Dusek

I have finally resolved that I am a superhero geek.  When I was a kid, I used to trace pictures of Iron Man out of comic books.  I had a garbage lid painted red, white and blue.  I wore capes around the house.  Don’t lie to me.  Most of you guys did the same thing.  There is just something so …

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Bad News

In Priorities by David Dusek

I’ve got bad news.  They don’t put music on 8-track tapes, vinyl or cassettes any more.  You can’t find a rotary dial phone anywhere, and even the cellular flip phones are off the map.  The Betamax videotape experiment failed, and you would be hard-pressed to find a VHS tape any place other than perhaps a garage sale table.  And CD’s …

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How to Succeed at Christianity (Without Really Trying)

In Evangelism by David Dusek

To bring the live “Rough Cut Men” Movie Experience to your church, brigade, battalion, or business in 2017, check the links at the end of this article. Or use the “Contact Us” page at www.roughcutmen.org Back in the late 80’s, I did a stint as a landscape guy.  I was a mower operator for a commercial company and I lived my …

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Dave is Dead

In Evangelism by David Dusek

Apologetics.  What an intimidating word that is.  Every time I hear it, I think of an apology for a total screw up.  Something like, “I’m sorry for forgetting our anniversary, honey”.  And within the context of being a Christian, it would sound like, “I’m sorry for believing in something that you don’t”. Webster’s Dictionary defines Apologetics as “reasoned arguments or …

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The Face-Off

In Spiritual Warfare by David Dusek

He was in the bathroom shaving when I decided to let him have it.  “You’re such a freaking poser, dude”.  He looked back at me with this blank “What do you mean?” stare. “You call yourself a Christian, bro?”  I lit into him, “You judge everybody.  You walk into church and avoid the people that you don’t like.  You mumble …

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It’s All About the “Fireteam”

In Spiritual Warfare by David Dusek

To bring the live “Rough Cut Men” Movie Experience to your men’s group, brigade, battalion, or business, use the “Contact Us” page at www.roughcutmen.org You know, the more time I spend with soldiers, the more I realize how completely upside-down our concept of “men’s ministry” is.  To add insult to injury, it’s becoming increasingly evident that our enemy— the same …

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Walking Away…

In Uncategorized by David Dusek

It was one of the best days of my life and probably one of his worst days.  I was in Annapolis, Maryland, preparing to speak at the United States Naval Academy when he walked in the door.  This kid was larger than life and a “Firstie”, or a Senior Midshipman.  He had started his academic career at West Point, but …

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The Idol of Ministry

In Uncategorized by David Dusek

With my travel schedule, it’s a rare occurrence that I’m actually in my own town on Sunday morning.  I can’t count the number of “home church” days that I’ve missed while sitting on airplanes miles from home.  No, I don’t pastor a church at home; I am merely a congregation guy when I’m there. As our pastor spoke on addictions …