Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

Carrying Your Cross

Great quote for Sunday by one of my favorite preachers of the past, Dr. Ray Stedman If you belong to Jesus, every day will have its cross, every day will have something you ought to do but you don't feel like doing. That is your cross. "He who follows me must take up his cross daily and follow me," Luke 9:23). Every day has its bit of death in order that it might bring forth life. The end result is a life so glorious, so complete, so obviously what we were made for that I can hardly find the words to describe it. But the testimony of millions is that it's all true. Life comes only out of death. If you belong to Jesus, every day will have its cross, every day will have something you ought to do but you don't feel like doing. That is your cross. "He who...

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The Beautiful Power of Forgiveness

This is my Crosswalk.com column for this week: My wife and I recently viewed the movie Amish Grace, based on the tragic massacre of five little girls in the Amish community of Nickel Mines in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. We were deeply moved by the powerful story of forgiveness. I must confess I know little of the Amish, but what little I have experienced; I’ve often found their version of Christianity a bit more performance-based than grace-based. And yet, this movie moved and challenged me in ways I can’t begin to describe. If you’re not familiar with the story, in 2007, violence and mayhem, two elements typically isolated from the Amish community, entered their world. Five of their precious little girls were ruthlessly gunned down by a milkman everyone thought and knew to be a good Christian, husband and father. The movie swings back and forth between the home of the gunmen and the home...

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Why Easter Matters in 2010

Here is a sneak preview of some of my message for Easter at Gages Lake Bible Church. A few caveats: 1) I don't spell-check my messages 2) I don't edit them nearly as heavily as my articles and books 3) I write my messages for speaking, so it won't all make sense. Okay, here goes: Why Easter Matters in 2010: 1) Easter Matters Because We Need an Answer for Evil You don’t have to look very far to know there is evil in the world. You don’t have to be religious. You don’t even have to go to church or even have to believe in anything. But flip open a newspaper. Read the news online. Watch your favorite news show. I’ll guarantee you that on any given night, 60-70% of the news is focused on evil, on injustice, on something wrong in society. There is war, greed, unfaithfulness, cheating, death, rape, starvation. You wonder if the...

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Upcoming Media Appearances

My latest book, Crash Course, is set to launch on the first week of April and so I am going to appear in interviews in the next few weeks. You can typically go their website and listen live or hear the archives: April 8th Northland Notebook with Ted Elm April 13th - The Harvest Show on Lesea Broadcasting. This show is heard around the world on cable and satellite networks. May TBD - Women of Today with Vonette Bright Pray for me as I try to share what God has laid on my heart in the message of Crash Course....

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