Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

3 Occupational Hazards for Pastors

  1. Adulation invites narcissism.
  2. Opposition provokes tyranny.
  3. Long toil induces exhaustion or depression.

A Quick 9-Point Illustration Checklist

Hopefully this quick checklist will be helpful as you plan your next message.

Why Join a Church

One of the most counter-cultural things you can do is become an engaged member of a faithful local church.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Leaving Your Church

Below are five questions to ask before leaving your church, as well as some suggestions for addressing the issues they may raise.

The Missing Ingredient for Sexual Purity

Until we repent of our discontentment and trust in God’s unending kindness, porn will continue to be the fruit from a bad tree.

7 False Assumptions Made About Introverts

Here are 7 false assumptions made of me as an introvert.

Church Planter, Rest Well

My purpose today is to encourage you, more than anything else, to rest in the finished work of Christ.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

Saturday Links

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7 Questions Leaders Should Use Often

Here are 7 examples of questions leaders should memorize and use often.

7 Statements Every Leader Needs To Use Often

Here are 7 statements leaders should memorize and use often.

Four Hard Questions Pastors Should Continually Ask Themselves

As leaders, we must give people an example of what it looks like to grow in the grace of Jesus.

First Steps in Leading Toward Change

Ten practical steps in leading change

Sermon Disconnect: Six Questions to Assess Your Preaching

Here are six markers to help you assess the obstacles that might exist between your sermons and the culture of your congregation.

Baptism, Baptists, and Children

The age of baptizing young professing children can be a contentious issue for Baptists. It is personal for parents, delicate for pastors, and forming for believers.

7 Areas of Unbiblical Conscience Binding

Consider the 7 following areas in which you have most likely witnessed such unbiblical conscience binding.

Why I Removed Extremely Effective Pop-ups from My Website

My objection to unrequested pop-ups isn’t just practical. It’s theological: Pop-ups should not be used because pop-ups do not put others first.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

2015 Is the New 1968

2015 is the new 1968. And I’m glad to be right here, right now, with you, for the most radical cause in history.

Rethinking Conversion in Context

Like the former missionaries, we must reconfigure our understanding and expectation of how people undergo gospel change and how disciples are made. We must be more open to “process conversions” while also guiding that process toward full commitment to Jesus as Lord.

Posture in Post-Christendom

I believe we are now living in a culture of Post-Christendom. While it may be the death of Christendom, I believe it is also the rebirth of Christianity.

What Do You Think Happened to the Emerging Church?

What happened to the emerging church? Let me give you a few reasons why I think it has passed.

The Life of the Mind for Knowing God

The Bible is not ambiguous about the fact that Christians are to be serious studiers.

When to Cover, When to Confront

Love, for the sake of the friendship, covers, ignores, blows off, makes light of, a multitude of sins when those sins are of the nature of a shortcoming. But the same love will risk the friendship with a bold rebuke when the behavior contradicts sound doctrine, when it denies the gospel, when it misrepresents the magnificence of Christ as something ugly and inhumane.

Hoping for Love

When some of us traditionalist Christians were moved by the pictures we saw of gay couples, or moved by the real-life visits with our gay friends, I think this is part of what we were feeling. We were wanting our friends not to be lonely and alienated from love, and we were wanting them to keep hoping and searching for Love Himself.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

How To Make Jesus The Hero of Every Sermon

In my sermon preparation process, I have found several questions to be helpful in discovering the Christ-focus of every text.

5 Questions I Wished My Accountability Partner Would Ask Me

Use these five questions as a launching pad for the kinds of conversations you should be having as you establish lasting and enjoyable accountability in your life.

Gospel Confidence

The confidence to tackle every daunting task I face as a follower of Jesus comes from Jesus himself.

5 Ways Your Church Can Adapt to “Digital Natives”

The question church leaders should be asking concerning Digital Natives is, “Is our church equipped to intentionally engage Digital Natives?”

The Curse of Peripheral Vision

Over time, it’s easy to become discouraged in your own work as you over-compare it to the work of others who are farther down the path.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

Worship and Evangelism Are Not That Different

When worship is the outflow of your heart because you really love Jesus, and you want to thank him for all he is and all he’s done for you, then evangelism need not be any more complicated or difficult than letting others overhear something of that passion.

Cautions Against Bi-vocational Ministry

There are serious challenges to bi-vocational ministry that those who advocate for it as a strategy do not consider — or at least do not mention.

Three Marks of a Healthy Culture

Is there a dependence on God displayed in prayer? Is there laughter in your halls? Are new leaders being developed and deployed?

How to Lead a Team of Two to Five

So, you have a team. What do you do now? How do you get started leading your team?

Expositional Imposters

Below are a dozen pitfalls: five that don’t make the message of the passage the message of the sermon and thus abuse the text, five that fail to connect the text the congregation, and two that fail to recognize that preaching is ultimately God’s work.

You Aren’t as Smart as You Think You Are...So Manuscript Your Sermons

Allow me to give you four reasons why you should consider writing manuscripts as a part of your sermon preparation.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.