Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

The Way Home: Ernie Johnson on sports and what his father taught him

What did this Emmy-award winning sportscaster learn from his father? Ernie Johnson, host of The NBA on TNT joins the podcast to talk about his childhood as the son of a famous sportscaster, his journey with cancer, and why he and his wife chose to adopt four children. Ernie is a world-class broadcaster, has broadcast Major League baseball, the NFL, and the PGA tour. He is best known for the lively NBA pregame show with Charles Barkely, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O'Neal. He is also a strong and vocal Christian, whose faith has been the centerpiece of his public life. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @TurnerSportsEJ Website: erniejohnsonjr.com Book: Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary ...

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The Way Home: Bryant Wright on refugees, the SBC, and presidential biographies

How can churches serve refugee populations in their community? What compelled Johnson Ferry Baptist Church to open their homes and their hearts? My friend, Dr. Bryant Wright talks to me about refugees, about his ringside seat during the SBC's conservative resurgence, and his favorite presidential biographies. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @bryantwright Website: rightfromtheheart.org ...

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The Way Home featuring Briana Stensrud

What does it mean to live out a holistic pro-life ethic? Why is human dignity so central to Christian calling? Briana Stensrud, Director of Sanctity of Human Life and Community Outreach at Focus on the Family joins me to talk about human dignity, the partnership between Focus and ERLC, and an important new resource to help churches embody the pro-life ethic in their communities. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @BriStenz Website: focusonthefamily.com ...

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Some Thoughts on Writers and Platform

There is a lot of conversation these days (mostly on digital platforms) about writers, publishing, and platform. The conversation has been stimulating and thought-provoking in some ways and unhelpful, I think, in other ways. Mostly, it seems, that some are frustrated about the difficulty of getting published and the demands publishers make and the reality that writers who have bigger audiences are often favored over those with smaller audiences. How should Christian writers think about these things? I have a few observations. These are not "thus saith the Lord", but more "here is Dan's opinion", which, if you add $5 will allow you to purchase a small caffeinated beverage: 1) Let's admit it is ironic to publish complaints about platforms and celebrity evangelicals. Most of the discussion about evangelicals and platform happens . . . on platforms. I've always wondered: someone who tweets these complaints, does he or she hope they are read, are retweeted,...

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