Darryl Dash interacts with Eugene Peterson and muses on an observation that preachers have a signature theme in their preaching, basically that they really preach one sermon, whatever the text. Sometimes it takes preachers a while to find what their signature message is, but usually they find it. Or it finds them. I recognise the …

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A thoughtful answer to a difficult to respond to question. Darryl Dash frames a response to the enquiry “How’s ministry going?” “It’s hard. It’s joyous. It’s difficult to measure.” My generic answer to that question or variations of it is “Along.” Dash concludes: In the end, I don’t know how my ministry is going. Only …

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Darryl Dash offers some counsel by which pastors can not only avoid covetousness, but nurture satisfaction and joy. We can fight pastoral covetousness in two ways. Positively: cultivate contentment. Find satisfaction in your work and your place. Pray for joy. Base your identity not on how well your ministry is going, but who you are …

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