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.

People Want a Church to Be a Church

This week I had a chance to interview Brett McCracken. Brett teaches at Biola and is a keen cultural observer. I’ve always enjoyed his work. He has written two books. The first, Hipster Christianity created quite a splash when it came out. He pushed back against the attempt by the Church to be “cool.” Recently Brett wrote a terrific piece on Millenials for The Washington Post. Now Brett has a new book out, Gray Matters, where he dives into delicate territory. How does the church handle the “gray areas” of life that are not specifically spelled out in Scripture and how does the Church…

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Why Words Matter to God

It’s a bit ironic that the human race’s descent into darkness began with the serpent’s own twisted misrepresentation of God’s words of instruction to His image-bearers. Words, after humanity’s fall into sin, can now be used either to injure or inspire. This is why King David prayed that the words of his mouth be “acceptable” in the sight of God. In a fallen world, we often don’t even understand the weight of what we say or, in this age, what we type. David’s son, Solomon, understood well the power of words. The wisest man in all the world often reflected…

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Three Reasons White Pastors Need To Start Preaching On Race

We have all watched, horrified, at the viral video of the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man arrested in Minneapolis. It is video evidence of a reality that most of our black and brown brothers and sisters in Christ have been trying to tell us for years. And a few weeks ago, an unarmed black man, Ahmaud Arbery, was killed by two white vigilantes after innocently walking through a construction site. It is clear we have a race problem in America. Thankfully, this has spurred many evangelical leaders toward a renewed emphasis on racial reconciliation. But how do individual, local churches begin to embody this…

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The Way Home: David Kinnaman on the state of the Church

David Kinnaman, president of Barna Group, joins me to talk about the 2020 research on the State of the Church. The decline of church attendance is well documented. What happened? Barna has committed this next year to empowering the Church with the insights…

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The Way Home: Daniel Grothe on wisdom and living well

Daniel Grothe joins me to talk about wisdom and the importance of learning from those your senior. Daniel is Associate Senior Pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This episode of The Way Home is sponsored by our friends at The Good…

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The Way Home: Derwin Gray on shepherding his church and ‘Finding True Happiness’

Derwin Gray joins me to talk about how he is shepherding his church through this difficult time, as well as his new book The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches about Finding True Happiness. He is the founding and lead Pastor of Transformation Church (TC)…

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