Daniel Darling is an author, pastor, and leader. He is the director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dan is a bestselling author of several books, including The Original Jesus, The Dignity RevolutionThe Characters of Christmas, The Characters of Easter, The Characters of Creation, A Way With Words, The Biggest Best Light, and Agents of Grace (May 2023). He is the general editor of a small group study on racial reconciliation, The Church and the Racial Divide , author of a Bible study on spiritual gifts, and a contributor to The Worldview Study Bible.

Dan is an awardwinning writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. He is a columnist for World magazine and a regular contributor to USA Today. Dan’s work is often featured in Christianity Today, The Dispatch, and The Gospel Coalition and his op-eds have appeared in The Washington Post, CNN, Washington Times, Time, Huffington Post, National Review, First Things, and other leading outlets. 

Publisher’s Weekly called his writing style “substantive and punchy.”

Dan speaks and preaches around the country and is regularly interviewed on radio and television, including MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CNN and Fox.

He is the host of a popular podcast, The Way Home where he interviews Christian leaders, politicians, policymakers and journalists. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Dayspring Bible College, has studied at  Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is a graduate of  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dan has pastored churches in Illinois and Tennessee. He and his wife Angela have four children. They are members of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX.