The Blog of Darryl Dash

This blog is about how Jesus changes everything. He changes:

Our relationship with God

Our relationship with others

Our vocations - how we live and work in this world

Our ministries

This blog exists to explore some of the ways that Jesus changes everything. It provides resources and articles that will help you think about the ways that Jesus can change every part of your life.

The Lord himself invites you to a conference concerning your immediate and endless happiness, and He would not have done this if He did not mean well toward you. Do not refuse the Lord Jesus who knocks at your door; for He knocks with a hand which was nailed to the tree for such as you are. Since His only and sole object is your good, incline your ear and come to Him. Hearken diligently, and let the good word sink into your soul. (C.H. Spurgeon, All of Grace)

The Other Side of the Boundary

I'm not purpose-driven™, but I listened to Rick Warren at an event a couple of months ago and had to repent of my bad attitude.

I'm not a Pentecostal, but I sat in a meeting with Pentecostals a couple of weeks ago and realized that they are far more passionate about evangelism than I am. The lecture I heard busted through a lot of the stereotypes I hold about Pentecostals. Again, I had to repent.

I'm not egalitarian, but I spent some time recently with some brothers an sisters who are. I count these brothers and sisters as friends, and I value them and their ministries very much.

In the past few weeks, I've been amazed at the richness and diversity of the Body of Christ. I've sat with people from vastly different denominational, theological, and racial backgrounds, and I can honestly say I've learned from all of them.

Years ago Tim Keller said:

We can't avoid drawing boundaries. Everyone does it, and if they say you're not doing it, then you're drawing a boundary by saying you're not doing it. But what matters is how we treat the people on the other side of the boundary. We're going to win the younger leaders if we are the most gracious and the most kind and the least self-righteous in controversy toward people on the other side of the boundary.

It's not like I'm giving up my boundaries. But I'm continuing to learn from brothers and sisters on the other side of these boundaries. I'm continually humbled by what I see every time I do so.