Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

On My Nightstand

Books, for me, are therapy, a way of relaxing from the pressures of the world. My habit, lately, has been to physically read books on theology and the Christian life and to listen, via audiobook, history and biography. I'm almost always in the middle of reading a book and listening to a book. George Will recently discussed this kind of rhythm in a radio interview and I think it suits me pretty well. Currently, these books are in my book pile: From Weakness to Strength by Scott Sauls The best thing I can say about my friend Scott is that he preaches a beautiful gospel. I read everything he writes. This book is a unique leadership book in that it doesn't offer new systems or productivity hacks, but a vulnerable and biblical look at leadership. Scott's premise is that leadership in the kingdom of God is upside down: humility and weakness lead to spiritual strength....

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The Way Home: Dean Inserra On Evangelizing the Bible Belt

He planted a church, ten years ago, with a handful of people in his parent's living room. Today, Dean Inserra is pastor of City Church the biggest church in Tallahassee. But his method is not what you'd think: City attracts people, not with killer coffee and cutting edge music, but by building relationships in the city of Tallahassee and by preaching the uncompromising gospel. Dean Inserra is a great friend. We chat about church planting, college ministry, and the ageless Tom Brady. Be prepared to learn and laugh. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @deaninserra Websites: deaninserra.com; citychurchtallahassee.com ...

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The Way Home: Art Rainer on Ways We Can Handle Our Money Biblically

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who enjoy doing their finances and those who don't. For those who don't, like, me, we need help. Art Rainer, VP of Institutional Advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has written a helpful book, The Money Challenge. Art joins me to talk about ways we can handle our money biblically and how churches can teach sound financial concepts. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @ArtRainer Websites: artrainer.com Book: The Money Challenge ...

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The Way Home: Brett McCracken On the Blessed Awkwardness of Church Life

Most of us look for churches that make us feel comfortable, but perhaps the awkwardness of living in community with people different from us is part of God's plan for our sanctification. Brett McCracken, journalist and author, joins the podcast to talk about his new book, Uncomfortable: The Awkard and Essential Challenge of Christian Community.  Brett is a senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and also the author of Hipster Christianity and Gray Matters. He also writes regularly for Christianity Today and his website, BrettMcCracken.com. He lives with his wife in Southern California where he serves as an elder at Southlands Church. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter:@brettmccracken Websites: BrettMcCracken.com Book: Uncomfortable Evangelicals for Life: evangelicals.life. Coupon code: WAYHOME ...

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