Who am I?  My name is Darian Gregory Burns.  I am a child of the living God defined by His grace.  I am a follower of Christ bought by His blood.  I am married to a wonderful and beutiful wife, Edith, and the father of three amazing boys,  Jonathan and Matthew (19 year old twins) and Micah (16).  I am the pastor of Dundalk Presbyterian Church and ordained within the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.  I have a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in History.  Although I live in Baltimore, where I minister, my heart will always call the northwest hills of Georgia home.   I love to read, listen to music, study history, travel, and spend time in the outdoors (as long as it is not cold – for the record cold is 40 or below for this southern boy).

17 responses

5 03 2008

Darian, This blog is a refreshing breeze in the world of the Internet today. I am going to enjoy reading your postings. This onetime Georgia girl from Colorado has moved to Costa Rica where the temperature is never under 75. You should think about my casa for a little travel and outdoors time in the sun!

5 03 2008
Chuck Holzman

WOW! What an ambitious and effective means of sharing: your heart for our Savior; the passion you have for growing in the Lord; the gifts Christ has given you to spread His love; and…how the ‘body of Christ’ can participate in this process!

6 03 2008
E Keith Wawrzyniak

Pastor, Teacher, and Servant – What a great way for you to share God’s Grace (God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense) directly from your heart.

6 03 2008

Peggy, How wonderful to hear from you. Edith and I would love to come to Costa Rica and visit you and Dick. How fitting that my blog about grace would be a blessing to one of the most gracious ladies I have ever worked with. After all your years of teaching I hope you retirement is a blessed time of refreshment.
Connie, Chuck and Keith thank you for the encouragement. It truly means more than you will know.

12 03 2008

I so enjoyed your blog – I started my own.


As always, you are an inspiration.

Thank you.

13 03 2008

That is very kind Becky. I pray it will be used by God for a great comfort and creative outlet in your life. Used fo rHis glory!

27 03 2008

Thanks for the insightful description of who you are. Now I’m embarassed “about” mine. Oh well, there is always time tomorrow to improve, right? Thank you for setting the bar on up there. Peace. Bryan (Dislocated Texan)

27 03 2008

Thanks Bryan!

30 03 2008

I agree with the previous comment. I like the feel and look and tone of your blog. I will be reading this for my personal encouragement and nurture. God bless you.

Standing on His promises,

21 04 2008

So you’ve been to Bonclarken. Great place. I won’t be going to synod this year, so I’ll miss the place. When you live in the flatlands of FL it is great to smell the mountain air and behold His glory in the hills.
I hope you are enjoying your entrance to blogging (a big assumption based on the newness of this blog).
And a fan of Ashley Cleveland.

21 04 2008

I love Bonclarken. I went two yers ago when Steve Brown was at A minsters reatreat. So relaxing. Ashley is great. I have only seen her once in person but it was powerful. I really enjoy your blog by the way. Thanks for the comment.

24 06 2008
seaton garrett

Stopped by after you left a comment at my blog (thanks, by the way)

Looks like we have a little in common. I have relatives in Rome GA, and one of my mentors just moved outside of DC, T.M. Moore. Your cultural redemption stuff made me think of him. He written at least a couple of books on the subject. In case you’re interested, here’s a link to him http://myparuchia.com

Also our reading list shares several authors in common.

Anyway, just wanted to stop in and say howdy. I’ll be back, I’m sure.

25 06 2008

Thanks Seaton. I have actually been to a Presbytery meeting where Moore spoke. It has beena few years but i remember his words being a great blessing. Thank you for the encouragment.

22 07 2008
Bo Lotinsky

Thank you for linking to our Sovereign Grace Music site – it’s really appreciated since we rely on sites like yours to make others aware of our music.

8 08 2008

Hey – great blog! You’ve definitely been busy over the past few months. Thanks for logging on to my blog Sonburn (http://quesoveritas.wordpress.com/) – I appreciate the kind words. I’ll try to check back to your site often. Maybe my blog will look as great as yours in a few months.

28 01 2010
Mark Lee

Can i tell you that i cried when i read some of your posts. I have felt very alone in the last few years as i became more and more aware of the role of grace in the believers life I have been labeled a liberal, and unbalanced in my view of Christianity….if i am unbalanced then God is unbalanced since it was all of His work and not mine, and it continues to be all of his work and not mine. I have been a Christian for 26 years and spent much of it in bondage to a works and people pleasing mentality. I have found freedom and it scare people to death.

Many of the books you have read are on my list as well, in particular Yancey and Steve Brown ( and although i have never met him would consider him my mentor).

I would love to bestay in touch with you….and add you to my blog
http://thewriter58.wordpress.com. Much of my blog has to do with m y discouragement with church and some of the people in it. I hope, if you read some of it, you will not find me too cynical.
Peace and grace to you,
Mark Schnitzer MS

1 03 2010


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