Dave Bast retired as the President and Broadcast Minister of Words of Hope in January 2017, after 23 years with the ministry. Prior to his ministry and work at Words of Hope, Dave served as a pastor for 18 years in congregations in the Reformed Church in America. He is the author of several devotional books. A graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, he has also studied at both the Fuller and Calvin seminaries. Dave and his wife, Betty Jo, have four children and four grandchildren. Dave enjoys reading, growing tomatoes, and avidly follows the Detroit Tigers.
Recent Episodes featuring David Bast:
October 2 , 2020
Another major theme found in Leviticus is God’s instruction to Israel to care for the aliens...the immigrants...the strangers living in their midst. Studying these teachings, in the light of our salvation in Christ, can inform our thoughts and behaviors toward non-Christians and vulnerable people in our world today.
September 25 , 2020
Though we no longer need to offer ritual sacrifices, studying the sacrificial system in Leviticus helps us understand more fully our need for Christ’s ultimate sacrifice and deepens our gratitude for the unimpeded relationship we can have with our God, who lives in our midst, today.
September 4 , 2020
In order to best reflect on the social inequities and the calls for racial justice in our world today, we invite you to turn with us to scripture to better understand the meaning of biblical justice and what that means for our role in pursuing justice as Christians.
August 28 , 2020
“What is the Church?” Join us as we study scripture to discuss why being in a spiritual community matters and to reflect on our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic as we consider what we’ve learned and what it means for our relationship with God and with his people.
August 14 , 2020
As we experience lives altered by the COVID-19 pandemic and we come face to face with the disparity and inequality it has brought to light in our society, scripture helps us engage our faith and acknowledge our reality through lament.
May 22 , 2020
Study Scripture to better understand what it means to believe that our bodies too will be resurrected and what we know about everlasting or eternal life.