Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

The Way Home: Jessalyn Hutto on the pain of miscarriage

Enduring miscarriages can be one of the most painful experiences for a couple. When this happens, how can friends and family comfort those who mourn? And how can the church come around a grieving couple? Jessalyn Hutto, who experienced her own miscarriages, joins the podcast to give pastors and church leaders helpful advice. [powerpress] Show Notes Book: Inheritance of Tears: Trusting the Lord of Life When Death Visits the Womb Twitter: @jessalynhutto Website: jhutto.com ...

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Here is the Church, but Where is the Steeple?

Several years ago, a church I pastored went through a massive remodeling effort, updating a tired, ‘90s-era look with more modern, chic, 21st-century décor. Peeling wallpaper was replaced with fresh paint. Hideous brown siding was covered over with a beautiful new stone treatment. A landscaper transformed some tired and unkempt bushes into a beautiful garden walkway. Our building, which many mistook for an abandoned union hall or a Masonic lodge, now looked, to passersby, like a place that might have signs of life. Interestingly, though, we capped off our remodeling effort by adding a steeple. Yes, you heard that right—as part of our revitalizing, modernizing, moving-our-church-forward renovation, we added an architectural element straight out of the Dark Ages. A fresh logo. A modern auditorium. A welcoming lobby. And a steeple. The history of church steeples is a bit mysterious. Nobody knows for sure when the first steeple was built, but the oldest one...

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The Way Home: Kyle Mann of the Babylon Bee

Do you enjoy the humor of the Babylon Bee? Why is it important for Christians to laugh at themselves? We talk to Kyle Mann, editor-in-chief of the Babylon Bee, joins the podcast to talk about writing humor, the purpose of satire, and the most popular headlines. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @the_kyle_mann Website: babylonbee.com Book: How to Be a Perfect Christian: Your Comprehensive Guide to Flawless Spiritual Living  ...

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The Way Home: Jason Duesing on hope in an age of cynicism

Why hope in an age of deep cynicism and despair? Is hope naïveté or is it grounded in something real? Author and scholar, Jason Duesing joins the podcast to talk about the origins of Christian hope. He's the provost at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of the new book, Mere Hope: Life in an Age of Cynicism. We are giving away three copies of this book--listen all the way to the end of the podcast to find out how you can win. [powerpress] Show Notes Twitter: @JGDuesing Website: jgduesing.com Book: Mere Hope: Life in an Age of Cynicism ...

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