Triple D Delivering the Truth

kinnon —  June 15, 2008 — 2 Comments

One of the problems with Christian ministry is that everyone is incompetent. Nobody – pastor, elder, teacher, leader – can transform a life, never mind transform a whole community of people.
Darryl Dash, Pastor, Husband, Father, Blogger, Friend…not necessarily in that order.

If you follow the supposed Christo-centric streams of the blogosphere, you will find other folk who will confidently assert (or have their acolytes assert for them) that they are the shepherds of the sheep. They are responsible for the flock. The language of me and mine predominates.

They worry about others stealing their sheep – which is rather confusing as the sheep don’t belong to them – for how can one sheep own another. They have confused themselves with the One who leads us. And He is quite capable of transforming a life, a family, a community – the world – even though we all be stubborn, smelly mutton. Even the ones with the microphone standing in the centre of the man made light.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

2 responses to Triple D Delivering the Truth

  1. Bill, great post! If I hear the term “sheep stealing” one more time from some offended “pastor”….well, someone else is going to hear the words “Duct tape on the ‘pastor’s’ mouth.” It is so anti-Kingdom mentality. I’ve had my fill, can you tell?

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  2. This will be my new phrase for such ill-informed ministers of the Word, “You better shut your mouth, or I’ll kick you so hard you’ll be wearin’ your ass for a hat.”

    See … then everyone will fall OUT laughing. Especially me … but that will break the ice and then we can have a conversation about how ever lovin’ stoopid that concept is. Jesus did not call us shepherds, He referred to Himself as “the” Shepherd … HUGE difference there folks.

    As Julia Roberts once said in my all time favorite scene in Pretty Woman … “Huge mistake … HUGE.” and walked out whistling.

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