Daniel Darling is a bestselling author, pastor, and podcast host. He is the Senior VP of Communications for NRB.

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Daniel Darling is a bestselling author, pastor, and podcast host. He is the Senior VP of Communications for NRB.

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: Dave Harvey on the plurality principle

On this episode of The Way Home podcast, Dave Harvey, a long-time pastor and author, joins me to talk about his latest book “The Plurality Principle.” We talk about what it means for a church to have a plurality of leadership—leadership that…

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The Way Home: Bryan Dik on work and calling

Theologian Bryan Dik joins me on this episode of The Way Home podcast. In his recent book “Redeeming Work: A Guide to Discovering God’s Calling for Your Career,” he not only talks about the theological basis for work—why work matters to God…

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The Way Home: Dr. Don Wilton on pastoring Billy Graham

In this episode of The Way Home podcast, I welcome Dr. Don Wilton, who had the distinction of being Billy Graham’s pastor. He has served as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina since 1993. In this conversation,…

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