Blog: Leaning In

When the headwinds get strong and the path ahead is daunting… lean in!

Mimicking the Fruit: The Church Is Not an Entrepreneurial Endeavor

Those who grew up in a Christian context, know about the “fruit of the Spirit:” 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control….”  Galatians 5:22-23a The saving work of Christ should naturally result in a particular type of character: the character of Christ. It is not something…

We Have Lost Our Way

We have lost our way. I am not given to overstatement, so I reluctantly write these words, but I am growing in my conviction that the Church in America has badly lost sight of her purpose and values. This is not a question of theology per se. I believe it is a question of idolatry.…

Constructive Competition

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can…

God Has Purpose in Our Pain

One of the persisting questions I get as a pastor is the problem of pain and suffering. Heartbreak. Estrangement. Accidents. Natural disasters. Disease. Death. Why does God allow it? Does He not love us… love me? Is this suffering somehow my fault? One frequent answer is that God will use this pain somehow soon for…


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About Daryl

Daryl is a pastor, an organization consultant, a husband and a father to four children.

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