Hi, I’m Darryl Burling!

I want to help you level up your spiritual growth

Spiritual growth means growing to be like Jesus Christ. Whether you are a new Christian, or you’ve been walking with the Lord for many years, you’ll know there is a lot to learn. Wherever you are in your spiritual growth, I want to help you.  In the more than twenty years I’ve been a Christian, I have grown a lot, though I still have a lot to learn. I want to pass on what I’ve learned to you so that you live a life pleasing to the Lord, and that is fulfilling to you.

One of the fascinating discoveries I’ve made is that pleasing and glorifying the Lord and living a joy-filled life are the same thing. When our spiritual life or life generally isn’t satisfying, there is something wrong. When we don’t care about whether we please the Lord, there is something wrong. A well-lived life achieves both goals, though this takes maturity.

If there is a specific way I can help you in your spiritual growth, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a message or drop me a question to answer!

My background and education

I grew up in a small rural New Zealand town. The Lord graciously opened my eyes to see the supremacy of Christ and granted me repentance when I was 17. A few years later I married my wonderful wife and began an IT career. Eventually, I enjoyed a wide variety of roles at large and small companies. A number of years ago the Lord opened the opportunity for theological training in the United States.

Having completed a degree in Biblical Counseling and a Master of Divinity, I’ve returned to New Zealand, where I joined a small Bible College. Unfortunately, that institution closed at the end of 2016. So I continue working toward a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling with a minor in Biblical Spirituality while ministering in small ways to the saints at Faith Bible Church in New Plymouth.

Why this blog?

Christian blogging is not easy. The question of self-promotion conflicts with the call to humility. I feel that conflict.

However, for me, I really just want to use the gifts that the Lord has given me and provide resources for people to grow in maturity in Christ. The best way for me to do this is to write and build courses and educational opportunities that can be offered online.

It’s also my only way of supporting my family.

If you’d like to support my work there are currently four ways you can do this.

  1. Share my 8 Tips to improve your quiet time with others
  2. Purchase Transformative Quiet Times – my first online course
  3. Purchase a copy of Master New Testament Greek.
  4. Make a donation.

My hope is that these resources and those I create in the future will be a blessing to others and will help me encourage followers of Christ to mature into Christlikeness.

If you’re not in a position to support my work at this stage, I consider it a privilege to keep in touch and be a blessing to you through my weekly email! Just sign up below!