Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

The Way Home: Michael Wear on serving in the White House

What is it like for a Christian to work in the White House? And should Christians be engaged in politics at the highest levels? Today I’m joined by my good friend, Michael Wear. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: He served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts. He joins me today to talk about his new book, Reclaiming Hope in which he shares his insights on working in the White House and what Christians can learn from his experience and why, despite the cynicism and failure, Christians should continue to be engaged on politics. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @MichaelRWear Website: michaelwear.com Book: Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America ...

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The Way Home featuring Erik and Catherine Parks

How should Christians approach movies? What does our art tell us about the world? Erik and Catherine Parks join me to discuss their favorite movies of 2016, what moves them, and how to evaluate cinema as a Christian. Catherine Parks is a writer who contributes to Christianity Today, Gospel Coalition, and other places. Erik is a well-regarded filmaker and writer. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @Erik_Parks1 and @CathParks Website: cathparks.com and awalkintheparksmovieblog.blogspot.com Book: A Christ-Centered Wedding: Rejoicing in the Gospel on Your Big Day ...

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Editor Series: David Bennett on the impact of storytelling

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 David Bennett. My friend David is a terrific editor. He serves at Lifeway Christian Resources as managing editor of Homelife, where I'm privileged to write a monthly column. I've been working with David for many years and am grateful for the way he's sharpened my writing. 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?  David Bennett: I've always loved stories. From my earliest preschool memories, I spent a great deal of time spread out on the floor of my family's living room illustrating and writing. I could have gone either way,...

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The Way Home featuring David Prince

What does our love of sports teach us about God? Can sports be used to glorify God and introduce others to him? David Prince, author, pastor, and professor joins the podcast to share from his excellent new book, In the Arena: The Promise of Sports for Christian Discipleship. He says that we make one of two mistakes with our relationship with sports: we either idolize sports or we dismiss sports. He says there is a better way. Prince also offers helpful tips for parents in making youth sports decisions and with pastors and their preaching and application. If you love sports (like I do) you will enjoy this podcast. And if you don't love sports, you will still enjoy this podcast. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @davideprince Website: davidprince.com Book: In the Arena: The Promise of Sports for Christian Discipleship ...

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