Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

How to Find Peace in a Pandemic

I am, by nature, optimistic. Ask the people who know me best, and they’d all agree I tend to find the sunniest take on nearly everything, almost to the point of annoyance. But in this strange, uncertain season we are experiencing as the coronavirus ravages our communities and countries, I have been gripped, at various times, by palpable terror. One night in particular, I read a dire, worst-case scenario projection right before I went to bed and found I couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned and prayed all night, unable to find peace. Academically, I know all the reassurances I’ve often given people in times like these. I can quote the psalms and other passages that speak of the goodness of God, His sovereignty, His power over creation. Still, fear sits in the doorway of my heart like an uninvited guest, refusing to grant peace entrance. On some level, this is a perfectly...

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The Way Home: Jeanne Allert on offering hope to victims of human trafficking

Jeanne Allert is the founder and Executive Director of The Samaritan Women. She joins me to share how the organization helps those who have suffered from human trafficking and domestic violence find a place of shelter and hope to put their lives back together. This episode of The Way Home is sponsored by our friends at The Good Book Company, publisher of Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? by Sam Allberry, the latest from the bestselling Oxford Apologetics series. [powerpress] Show Notes Website: thesamaritanwomen.org ...

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Honor Thy Father and Mother: Why Elderly Populations Have Value

All life is created in the image of God and worth our greatest efforts to preserve and protect, and He alone is the one who should order the length of our days. — Joni Erickson Tada When I pastored my first church, I was not yet thirty. The church was full of people much older than me. Scripture, of course, is chock full of instruction for young pastors and their respect for their more senior brothers and sisters in Christ, but I experienced this fully during my six years at that church. I sat at bedsides, reading Scripture and praying with sweet saints on their way to glory. I held the hand of people as they breathed their final breath before entering Heaven. And I presided over quite a few funerals for both young and old after their lives on earth expired. As my friend Casey Hough says, “It is in situations like these...

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The Way Home: Jesse and Julie Masson on new challenges families face during COVID-19

Today on the podcast my colleague Julie Masson and her husband Jesse join me to discuss some of the new challenges and realities many are or will face because of COVID-19. The Massons are parents to three kids. Julie works from home and serves as the Marketing Director for the ERLC. Jesse is a counselor at http://MyCounselor.Online in Kansas City, Mo. This episode of The Way Home is sponsored by our friends at The Good Book Company, publisher of Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? by Sam Allberry, the latest from the bestselling Oxford Apologetics series. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @jessemasson and @juliermasson Website: mycounselor.online and erlc.com ...

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