Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

Five Great Reads on Theo Epstein

If you haven't heard, the Cubs just won the World Series. No really, they did. The pathway from a team mired in mediocrity to a first-class operation began with the brilliant hire, by new owner Tom Ricketts, of Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations. When Ricketts made this move in 2011, I knew the Cubs were finally serious about building a wining club. I've been indulging, lately, in profiles of Theo. Here are a few of my favorites: The Curious Have Won - a terrific Ringer piece by Rany Jazayerli on the vindication of the gradual move in baseball toward a data-driven approach. Theo's Curse Breakers - the Five-Thirty-Eight Treatment. Really the combination of Five-Thirty-Eight and Theo Epstein is like the nerd/analytics/data perfect storm Theo Epstein is the Man Behind the Cub Season - the Wright Thompson treatment. I love reading Wright Thompson and here he really gets inside Theo's world. A terrific...

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The Way Home featuring Jason Romano

What is it like to work, behind the scenes, at ESPN? Jason Romano shares about his love of sports and his Christian faith on today's Way Home Podcast. Jason is a social media strategist at ESPN, specifically working with the Mike and Mike morning radio show. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @JasonRomano Website: jasonromano22.com ...

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The Way Home featuring Christian George

What shaped Charles Spurgeon's early ministry? Christian George joins me to talk about a recently discovered trove of Spurgon sermons. George, curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is the world's foremost Charles Spurgeon scholar. On this episode we discuss Spurgeon's preaching style, his prolific output, and what he would say to young pastors today. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @_ChristanGeorge Website: center.spurgeon.org ...

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The Way Home featuring Eric Geiger

What does spiritual leadership look like? We ask Eric Geiger, the vice-president of church resources at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is also the senior pastor of Clearview Baptist Church in the Nashville area. Eric is the author of a brand new book, Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development coauthored with Kevin Peck, from Austin Stone Church. Eric and me discuss the difference between leadership and shepherding, why the church should be the locus for leadership, and what is on his reading list.   [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @EricGeiger Website: ericgeiger.com Book: Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development ...

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