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)

Live from Boston

We have journeyed through snow squalls in Syracuse and exhaustion on the Massachusetts Turnpike. We have driven through desolate areas for miles with the gas tank empty and no gas stations to be found anywhere. We have braved the confusion of driving around Boston and didn't even get lost. Arrived around 1:15 a.m. Safely here and about to head down to the city. Nice to have arrived.

The Windows machine has left the building

My transition to Mac is almost complete. I'm just heading out to ship my PC to the person who won the auction. It's all tidied up like a new PC should be - a fresh install of Windows. Runs sort of nice when it's new and clean. I knew the transition was almost complete yesterday as I waited for my Mac to get fixed (don't ask). I took it to Carbon Computing. Even the kids think that is a cool computer store. Across the road is a lonely PC shop. The beige boxes look like the drab second cousins of the sexy Macs. I

Evaluating the emerging church

An article I wrote for The Evangelical Baptist has now been posted (in PDF format):
I find myself to be a bit of an apologist for the Emerging Church, not because I am blind to its faults, but because I believe it has sometimes been misunderstood and unfairly criticized. As I hope to make clear, I believe we should be concerned about some aspects of the Emerging Church movement. However, I also believe that the Emerging Church has something important to say. We need to engage in some of the questions it raises without dismissing it prematurely.
There's a discussion board on the article (read the ground rules first) as well.

Becoming Conversant release date delayed

0310259479.jpgThe release date for Don Carson's book Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church has now been pushed back to June. It was supposed to be released this month. The title has also changed slightly (from Emergent to the Emerging Church). I'm sure this delay is just part of the publishing process, but I hold faint hope that delay has been caused by more thorough, umm, conversation with emergent leaders. One can hope.