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: Rebecca McLaughlin on Teens and Apologetics

In this episode of The Way Home podcast I am joined by Rebecca McLaughlin, author of several books including “10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) About Christianity” and “The Secular Creed.” If you have a teen in your life, Rebecca has…

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The Way Home: Brett McCracken on wisdom in a digital age

In this episode of The Way Home podcast I am joined by Brett McCracken, senior editor and director of communications at The Gospel Coalition. He is really discerning when it comes to understanding culture—whether it’s art or movies or music. In this episode,…

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The Way Home: Vaneetha Risner on suffering

In this episode of The Way Home podcast I am joined by Vaneetha Risner, author of “Walking Through Fire” and “The Scars that have Shaped Me.” She has an amazing story of how all of her suffering has helped her deal with the suffering…

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