Better Than Before? [Interview]

I hear a lot of people saying something like this: ‘I really want things to go back to how they were before COVID-19.’

I get it. There are a lot of things I’d like to see go back to how they were before as well. I’m looking forward to going to the park, family dinners, hanging out with friends, and hearing God’s people sing together in worship!

But I read an article by Darryl Dash, author, pastor at Liberty Grace Church in Toronto, Canada, and the director of the Advance Church Planting Institute. It was for The Gospel Coalition Canada and was called “Better Than Before.” [Click here to read it.] Even though this is a difficult time in our lives, he argues that we can see it as a time of personal growth. We might even consider it a kind of ‘reset’ button for various aspects of our lives so that they go back to being better than they were before.

I think this is a really compelling idea: Do you want things to go back to how they were before? Or do you want things to go back to better than they were before?

In light of all this, this video is a conversation I had with pastors Alex Douglas and Christine O’Reilly. We discuss community that is more appreciated, faith-at-home that is more intentional, and personal discipleship that is more central to our daily lives.

Here it is. Enjoy!


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