Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

The Way Home: Ben Watson on caring about pro-life issues and justice issues

Can Christians care about pro-life issues and justice issues at the same time? Ben Watson thinks so and has used his platform as a professional football player for the Baltimore Ravens. A former first-round pick and finalist for the NFL's Man of the Year award, Watson talks to me about his Christian faith, life in the public eye, and what life after football might look like. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @BenjaminSWatson Website: thebenjaminwatson.com Book: Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us. ...

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The Way Home: Sen. James Lankford on maintaining spiritual disciplines

He was trained for the ministry, but he serves in another kind of public role: United States Senator. What prompted Senator James Lankford to pursue a life of government service and how does he maintain his spiritual disciplines in a demanding, public life? Sen. Lankford discusses his unique calling, what issues drives him, and why he's so concerned with civility in our politics? [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @SenatorLankford Website: lankford.senate.gov http://www.bpnews.net/49768 ...

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Called to the cubicle: Regardless of where we work, we’re all in full-time ministry.

“Brother John gave up a lucrative career in the business world to enter full-time Christian service,” the pastor announced. “He’s working for Jesus now.” The church erupted in applause, but my heart sank because I felt sorry for the man sitting next to me. My father, a skilled tradesman, wasn’t leaving his business to enter “full-time Christian service.” Was he somehow less of a believer or less spiritual than those who received a paycheck from a Christian 501(c)(3)? These are questions that rattled around in my teenage brain. Fortunately, I later acquired a more robust theology of faith and work and came not only to appreciate so-called “laymen” like my father, but also to see all work, not just church work, as Christian service. But I suspect most believers, who labor every day in secular factories and offices, soldier on with a theologically deficient view of their calling. Mondays continue to...

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The Way Home: Erik Stanley on defending religious freedom

What compels a Christian to study law and defend religious liberty? Does working for religious liberty go against Jesus' command for his disciples to down their lives? Erik Stanley, from Alliance Defending Freedom, joins the podcast to discuss his life's calling and the importance of religious liberty. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @ADFErik Website: adflegal.org and adflegal.org/church-alliance ...

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