Daniel Darling is a bestselling author, pastor, and podcast host.

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Daniel Darling is a bestselling author, pastor, and podcast host.

What We Learn from Peter’s Epic Fail

One of the most poignant scenes in the Easter narrative was written by someone who was not there, but who investigated the claims of the Christian movement and was able to paint for readers an agonizing scene of shame and betrayal. Luke, a medical doctor by trade and commissioned to chronicle the Jesus movement, zooms in on the ashen visage of Simon Peter as he utters his final denial of Jesus. Alone among the gospel writers, Luke captures Jesus’ slightly turned face, his eyes catching one of his most loyal lieutenants in his worst moment. Simon Peter seemed the least likely to feign…

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What Are You Building?

Too often our politics is one of mere deconstruction. Our advocacy is less about building coalitions of support to advance human flourishing or to advocate for a vulnerable people group but is instead a kind of performative activism.  This is why often the fights we see play out in the public square are less between opposing ideas but between people who, on a political Venn diagram, actually agree with each other. Building something takes hard work and ingenuity and patience. But online purity tests, launched with memes and snark, are easy. Today, our politics, our “speaking out” is not really…

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Why Is Our Activism So Mean?

From the time I can remember, I’ve been an avid follower of the news. When I was a kid the news came in two ways. It showed up every morning at the foot our driveway in the northern suburbs of Chicago in the form of three newspapers: The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Herald and The Chicago Sun Times. And the news showed up on the radio, as I listened to the WGN Radio or WBBM Newsradio, the all-news station, and sometimes at the top of the hour on Moody Radio. We didn’t have a TV. I also subscribed to magazines like U.S. News and World…

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The Way Home: Dana Perino on politics and media

Today, Fox News host Dana Perino joins me on The Way Home podcast. Perino has been in the journalism space for the last decade or so, and before that she worked in the White House as the Press Secretary to George W.…

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The Way Home: Shai Linne on ethnic unity

Today I am joined by my friend Shai Linne, popular Christian rap artist and pastor of Risen Church in Philadelphia. He loves the Lord and Scripture and is a great Christian voice speaking to a variety of topics. He has a new…

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The Way Home: Todd Nettleton on Afghanistan and Christian persecution

Today, Todd Nettleton, the voice of Voice of the Martyrs Radio, joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about the church in Afghanistan and the persecuted church around the world. Todd appeared with me on a special webinar I did…

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