Top Posts from 2013

A look back at some posts from the past year:

Planting is for Every Church

It’s the way to reach new people, and it’s the way for the established Church to maintain its vibrancy.

Sabbatical Reflections Three Years Later

Here’s what I can say now, some of which I wouldn’t have realized then.

All That Remains

What will remain in our churches long after we’re gone?

Wrestling the Text

I think I know what the text is going to say, but as I study I find out that the text isn’t interested in conforming to my ideas. The wrestling match begins.

How Many Hours Should Pastors Work?

There’s no place for laziness in the pastorate, but there’s no place for capitulating to unhealthy cultural patterns either.

Weakness Evangelism

What if our weaknesses are actually part of the way God wants to use us in ministry?

Going to Pastor an Established Church?

I’d go about pastoring an established church differently than before. Here’s what I would do differently.

Learning Missional Community

I’ve read and listened to a lot of material on missional community, but this is one of the first examples I’ve seen of people living this way in Toronto.

Playing It Safe?

For the past couple of years, I’ve been thinking a lot about Jesus’ famous parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30).

The Forgotten Parts are the Most Important Parts

I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing apart from Jesus’ promise of his authority and presence. It’s the only way that church planting and evangelism could ever make sense.

Be Famous for Not Trying to be Famous

Be okay with being overlooked. Be okay with getting less than your due, a smaller share than what you had coming.

Hope for Difficult Churches

Learning to deal with churches that attack pastors is, I think, one of the key pieces we need to address if we’re going to see revitalization happen more.

Comfort and Contentment

Be on guard against drifting into a life of comfort. At the same time, work hard to develop a life of contentment.

Seven Reasons to Preach God-Centered Messages

Here are seven reasons why God-centered preaching is better than human-centered preaching.
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada