Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

The Way Home: Jana Magruder on encouraging kids’ faith

What critical factors help create environments for kids' faith to flourish? A brand-new Lifeway survey of 2,300 Christian kids and parents asks what factors encourage kids to stay in the church. Jana Magruder, LifeWay Director of Kids' Ministry, joins me to discuss the surprising results and offers hope and encouragement for parents. [powerpress] Show Notes Book: Kids Ministry that Nourishes: Three Essential Nutrients of a Healthy Kids Ministry Twitter: @jana_magruder Website: lifeway.com/kidsministry ...

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The glory we don’t see: Looking harder for glimpses of God at work around us

Every week I met with a drug dealer, a shady business-man, and a serial gambler. Only you wouldn’t know it, because sitting in the pew next to me, they looked just like church people. Middle class. Put together. Churchy. But here they were, trophies of grace, evidence of some strange and mysterious redemption. Glimpses of some other world where sinners become saints, not at all of their own making. Chances are, this is your reality, too, if you attend church regularly. It may seem everyone is gathering from the corners of your community on Sunday, dressed up and spiritual. But until you get to know some of these brothers and sisters and hear their stories, you will be oblivious to the sheer amount of redemption taking place around you. Because Christ’s kingdom is present but not fully consummated, we live in the tension of victories already won and victories to come. We should...

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The Way Home: Michael Kelley on demystifying discipleship

When we think of discipleship, we think of "growing up in the faith." But what if we have to "grow down" in order to understand the way of the kingdom of God? Michael Kelley, director of discipleship at Lifeway, stops by to demystify discipleship and teach us what it looks like to "unlearn" sinful patterns in order to learn the way of Christ. [powerpress] Show Notes Book: Growing Down: Unlearning the Patterns of Adulthood that Keep Us from Jesus Twitter: @_michaelkelley Website: michaelkelley.co ...

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The Way Home: D.H. Dilbeck on the legacy of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass used the power of gospel preaching to challenge the slave-holding religion of the white Christian church. Douglass used the biblical language of God's judgment and hope to shape the consciences of his generation. D.H. Dilbeck, author of a great new book Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet, joins the podcast to discuss the legacy of this heroic abolitionist. [powerpress] Show Notes Book: Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet  ...

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