Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker / Posts tagged "Respect"

Saying Nice Things about People With Whom You Disagree

Can you say nice things about people with whom you disagree? On the anniversary of 9/11 I posted a nice comment on Facebook about the leadership of President Bush after 9/11. It wasn't a political statement, just a note of admiration. I was surprised at how many people (many Christians) who wrote scathing things about the President. Some were conservatives upset he wasn't conservative enough. Others were liberals who were convinced he was the 2nd coming of Hitler. I think this is a shame. I see this same dynamic when I post nice things about President Obama. Now a few words of explanation. I'm generally a conservative when it comes to politics. I didn't vote for President Obama and I'm likely to vote for a more conservative alternative in November. I'm glad our political system gives us this choice. But that doesn't mean there aren't things about President Obama to admire. So...

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Do This For Dad on Father’s Day

Okay, so this Sunday is Father's Day. We all know that Father's Day arrives with much less fanfare than Mother's Day. At church we usually hear a message citing statistics of how terrible fathers in the world are today or we hear a good inspirational message on fathering (my preference). At home, guys are just happy to get a chance to relax, watch a little ESPN, and eat their favorite meal. And of course we work hard to honor our Dads this Father's Day. As a young father of three (and one on the way), I thought I'd write a post of what you can do for the fathers in your life, especially the young dads.  Most fathers really want to be good dads. But deep down they lack confidence. Our culture hasn't really lifted up the biblical view of  manhood. You turn on sitcoms and you typically see dads as...

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