Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading:

Five Ways to Deepen Your Preaching

Here are 5 lessons I’m learning along the way. If you are a fellow preacher, trying to climb this vast and steep mountain alongside me, I hope these might be helpful to you.

4 Kinds of Pastors

God has beautifully woven together different personalities and gifts within the leadership of His church.

9 Reasons We Must Connect our Churches with Cities

We are called to get the gospel to all peoples of the world (Matt. 28:18-20), and we will not do that if we shy away from the world’s cities.

The Mark of Christianity That Is Disappearing from Our Worship

It is puzzling to see one of the defining marks of a Christian’s identity quietly disappear from a church’s worship.

Why I May Not Fill out a Visitor’s Card in Your Church

I seriously wrestle with whether to complete the card. In fact, I may choose not to. Here’s why.

30 things that might help you finish strong

I am not sure I have any silver bullet for how to stay on the road but here is a not very comprehensive list of things things that I've learnt thus far about how to cultivate a healthy soul.

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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.

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3 Things to Remember Before You Criticize Someone’s Theology

Good criticism is hard work, and it’s necessary work until Christ returns. The above three points won’t prevent us from making every mistake, but they will help us be better critics and therefore better servants of God and truth.

Do All Infants Go to Heaven?

This is more than a theoretical issue designed for speculation. It touches one of the most emotionally and spiritually unsettling experiences in all of life: the loss of a young child.

Is The Smartphone Killing Weekend Church Services?

So the upside for online impact is staggering.

But that doesn’t make the church entirely virtual or downloadable.

The Danger of Comparison

Comparison, if allowed to root, will extinguish your worship to God.

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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.

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21 Things You’ll Never Regret As a Leader

Great leaders adopt practices, attitudes and positions that they quite simply never regret.

And that’s the key: there are some things you do as a leader that you’ll just never regret.

Simple Rules of Leading Well

Sometimes I think we make leadership more difficult than it has to be.

The 5 Types of Work That Fill Your Day

All work is not created equal. Try working with an awareness of the type of work you’re doing, and how it’s helping (or limiting) your progress.

How Being Non-Confrontational Has Held Me Back in Life

By trying to avoid direct conflict or tension, we’re actually making it worse.

Self-Care and Self-Denial

Many of us don’t consider the issue of self-care until a crisis forces us to wake up.

Exceptionally Ordinary

Live an ordinary and faithful life, ready to go where God calls you.

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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.

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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.