Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

Editor Series: How reading made Jamie Hughes a better editor

This year I'm starting an occasional series of interviews with editors. I've had the privilege of knowing, writing for, and learning from many fantastic editors in my writing career. In my view, good writers are good because they have good editors. Today I interview Jamie Hughes. I've worked with my friend Jamie for many years. She's the managing editor of In Touch Magazine, a beautifully edited and designed magazine. Jamie is a first-rate editor and a lover of words. Dan Darling: Let's talk about your calling. Has writing and editing been a lifetime pursuit or something you picked up late in life? And if so, what first interested in you in words?  JH: I’ve always enjoyed playing around with words and escaping into stories. I spent more time in sixth grade reading whatever book I had squirreled away in my lap than I did learning long division, so accountancy wasn’t in my future. Thankfully, my...

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Sanctity of Life Sunday Resources

This Sunday, January 15th, many churches around the country are acknowledging Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Some churches are doing this the following week on January 22nd. This is a good time for the people of God to stand up for the unique dignity of human life, from conception to natural death. If you are planning these services, we have some resources that might be helpful: Here is a bulletin insert/handout I wrote, published by ERLC. Here is a small group study guide I wrote, published by Lifeway's Gospel Project Leader guide Personal study guide Here is a great video explaining the concept of the imago dei, produced by ERLC. Here is a terrific video by Focus on the Family Also, don't forget to register (if you haven't already) for the Evangelicals for Life Conference, January 26-28th in Washington, D.C....

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The Way Home: James K. A. Smith

How do our habits form our desires? The author of You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit joins us to discuss the role of routines and rhythms, even those cultural liturgies we may not recognize. James K. A. Smith is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the widely respected author of several books, including his popular Cultural Liturgies series. He's also the editor of Comment magazine and a frequent speaker at conferences around the country. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @james_ka_smith Website: jameskasmith.com Book: You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit ...

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Editor Series: How writing changed Marvin Olasky’s life

This year I'm starting an occasional series of interviews with editors. I've had the privilege of knowing, writing for, and learning from many fantastic editors in my writing career. In my view, good writers are good because they have good editors. Today I interview Marvin Olasky. I've been reading World Magazine for almost two decades and have been reading Marvin Olasky's work at least that long. Marvin is the editor-in-chief of World. He is the distinguished chair of journalism and public policy at Patrick Henry college. Marvin has also trained and mentored hundreds of journalists. Dan Darling: Let's talk about your calling. Has writing and editing been a lifetime pursuit or something you picked up late in life? And if so, what first interested in you in words? Marvin Olasky: My lifelong internal call has been to be a second baseman on the Boston Red Sox. I haven’t received an external call, though, which makes sense...

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