By Dr. Dave Baker | TRINICY.org
TRINICY: What spiritual habits and disciplines do you follow on a daily basis?
DAVE: I have a time of Bible reading/study, concerted prayer, then ongoing prayer throughout the day.
TRINICY: Out of all God’s attributes, which one amazes you most? Why?
DAVE: Forgiveness. While I can forgive and move on from when others have wronged me, I really do struggle to fully forget. Not only does God fully forget, His love for each of us continues to grow. Amazing!
TRINICY: Who led you to Christ? Who are you leading or hope to lead to Christ?
DAVE: My family led me and I have continued as a Christian throughout my life. My goal is to lead all who I come in contact with to a life of Christ.
TRINICY: What primary talents and gift(s) has God given you? How are you using them for the kingdom?
DAVE: His greatest gift is my ability to form relationships and lead.
TRINICY: Which person from the Bible do you resonate with the most? Why?
DAVE: Unfortunately, Job. I have faced trial and tribulation one after another, yet God has placed a calm within me to know He has not forsaken me and that He is always forging my path forward.
TRINICY: What social issue do you care most about? Why?
DAVE: The social issue that hits me most is the ability for Christians to outwardly proclaim our faith without slander, persecution, or silencing. We are the only religion in the U.S. treated this way and doing so is not only wrong on a human level, it also is contradictory to our Constitution.
TRINICY: What does being a Christian mean to you? Why Are you a Christian?
DAVE: To me, being a Christian means following the path Jesus Christ paved for us during His time on earth, which begins with loving others. I am a Christian because I believe in Jesus and the Trinity and seek to guide others into our Heavenly family.
TRINICY: What does being a Conservative mean to you? Why Are you a Conservative?
DAVE: Conservatives believe in the ability to manage themselves and their own affairs with as little government meddling as possible, which is why I am a Conservative. I believe in the need of local and federal government systems to maintain the peace and provide general oversight.
TRINICY: What has your experience been like as a Conservative Christian on and/or off campus?
DAVE: Being a Christian presents challenges, but adding Conservative creates the likelihood of even more because of the political turmoil now. I have been ostracized and berated for my beliefs on and off campus as a student and employee.
TRINICY: What were your first thoughts when you heard about TRINICY?
DAVE: I was so excited! These people are me!!
TRINICY: What book(s) do you recommend conservative Christians read to help strengthen their faith in a secular and/or liberal setting?
DAVE: The last book I read is The Northfield Way by Rick Dunn. It is focused on a basketball coach who instilled a set of non-negotiable, Christian-based values the entire town adopted over the course of his 30-year reign as coach.
TRINICY: What advice or resource would you offer to fellow conservative Christians today?
DAVE: Seek out other conservative Christians because, together, we are stronger.
TRINICY: What is an interesting/unusual fact most people don’t know about you?
DAVE: I spent 6 weeks in a coma, died many times, including an out-of-body experience, and am still alive and kicking!
TRINICY: What passion or dream keeps you up at night or wakes you up in the morning?
DAVE: My current dream is securing the job God has for me.
TRINICY: If Jesus were physically here now, what would you want to ask Him or talk about?
DAVE: I would want to give Him a hug, then have Him just tell me a story because it would be exactly what I would need in that moment.
TRINICY: What are the three greatest life lessons you’ve learned thus far?
DAVE: Be forgiving and understanding; work harder and smarter than you think the job will take; be open to God's direction for life.
TRINICY: Which Christian song best connects with you?
DAVE: Sidewalk Prophets - Help Me Find It, but letting go is a constant work in progress for me.
TRINICY: What legacy do you want to leave as a Christian?
DAVE: I hope to be a true guide for others to better connect with God and a more successful walk through life.
TRINICY: Which teacher has impacted you most? How?
DAVE: My sergeant in my Army training was such a poor teacher that my buddy and I took the class over. Until that time, I had resisted the call to teach.
TRINICY: What is your life verse? Why?
DAVE: Proverbs 19:21 because I need to be more open to needs God has for my life rather than me thinking I am in full charge of it.
TRINICY: Which world events have influenced, changed, or shaped your life?
DAVE: Ronald Reagan's presidency showed me leading unafraid with grace and determination with a foundation of Conservative Christianity is the way.
TRINICY: What is the most difficult thing for you about being a Christian?
DAVE: Society has made it so difficult, it would be impossible without His influence, mercy, and grace.
TRINICY: What, thus far, has been your greatest "praise report"?
DAVE: I live! Despite almost my entire medical team giving up, He never did!
TRINICY: What is a question you wish we had asked but didn't? What is your response to this self-selected question?
DAVE: I feel there is only one remaining question...What is your shoe size!? I wear a size 11 shoe! HA!!!
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