Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

Evangelism After the Bible Belt: Why Sharing Christ is Both Easier and Harder in a Post-Christian culture

Evangelism is the one topic that is guaranteed to get the most amens in church and yet produces the most fear and guilt in those of us called to share the good news of the gospel. And today, in an increasingly post-Christian culture, the job of fulfilling the Great Commission seems more impossible than it was a generation ago. But there is good news for Christians: the same Holy Spirit who empowered the first century church and breathed life into every generation of the Church since is still active today. God is not surprised by your Muslim neighbors, your gay coworkers, and your stubbornly atheist sibling. And he is calling you to be the very announcement of the gospel to them. So how do we do this? Three things must happen to a follower of Jesus to motivate him to become a bearer of good news in his circle of influence: 1)...

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The Way Home featuring Leslie Leyland Fields

Many of the narratives in the gospels center around water. Leslie Leyland Fields shares with us why that is important. Leslie is an author and editor. She and her family live in Kodak Island, Alaska where their commercial fishing business helps them better relate to the Jesus who both walked on and calmed the water. Leslie talks to me about why water matters to the gospel story, about her own journey with forgiveness, and why parenting is not what we think it is. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @leslielfields Website: leslieleylandfields.com Book: Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas ...

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A modest, post-election goal for everyone

We just finished perhaps the most divisive election in modern history. The good news is that the election is over and we are experiencing what few countries experience: a peaceful transfer of power. It was good to see the President and President-elect meet and discuss the transition. But there is stil much division in the country. I can commend a few pieces to you on this. First one by my boss Russell Moore and another by a favorite pastor of mine, Erwin Lutzer. You might also read this great piece at Desiring God and this analysis of the election by Kirsten Powers. I also loved this beautiful gospel testimony by Ernie Johnson. We are a divided nation and, even if they give it their best, our political leaders and parties and movements cannot bring the kind of unity we need. Only neighbor-love, expressed by the people of God, can help show a...

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The Way Home featuring Jon Ward

What is it like to cover a presidential election? What is it like to work in journalism as an evangelical? Why should Christians care about good reporting and storytelling? Jon Ward joins the podcast to talk faith, politics, and his journey into journalism. Jon Ward is one of the most respected journalists in Washington D.C. Jon is a journalist for Yahoo News. He previously worked for Huffington Post and Washington Times. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @jonward11 Website: yahoo.com/author/jon-ward ...

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