Daniel Darling is a bestselling author, pastor, and podcast host.
In 1976, the cover of Newsweek declared that, with a presidential election that featured the born-again Jimmy Carter, it was the “Year of the Evangelical.” Forty-five years later, the news media fascination with my spiritual family has not abated. From the heady days of 2004, when once again evangelicals were crowned a defining political force, to this moment when a cottage industry of books laments our influence, the world has looked in on us and we have looked in on ourselves and have asked a perennial question, “What is our future?” In one sense, this is a question born out of a variety of factors owing to…Continue Reading
Today it was announced what is next for me and my family. I’ve accepted a position as Director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I’ll also be serving as assistant professor of faith and culture at Texas Baptist College. I’ll continue to write for World Magazine as a columnist and contribute to USA Today. It’s a bittersweet moment. The bitter is the fact that we are leaving our home in Tennessee and moving to Fort Worth. We have absolutely loved Nashville, as it has been our home for eight years. We love our community and our church at Green Hill,…Continue Reading
I saw an offering plate before I was even old enough to attend church. My father was a lay elder and church treasurer. This usually meant I got to stay and play with my friends long after the services were finished, because Dad was counting the offering. The offering plate is as indelible in my mind as any image from over four decades of attending church—that smooth wooden bowl with a felt liner that got passed down the row every time we gathered for worship. I also remember watching my father help pass the plate on Sundays and hearing my…Continue Reading
After about a five month break, we are excited to be back and continuing important conversations with key Christian leaders and figures. Today we have Shannon Bream joining us on The Way Home podcast to introduce this new season. Shannon Bream currently serves…Continue Reading
Today Kevin Holloran joins me on The Way Home. He works at Unlocking the Bible, the teaching ministry of Collin Smith. They do great work helping people understand the Scriptures. Kevin is a thoughtful theologian, and he has a great book out…Continue Reading