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Daniel Darling Christian Blog and Commentary Archives

Daniel Darling

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Daniel Darling is the Vice President for Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC). For five years, Dan served as Senior Pastor of Gages Lake Bible Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and is the author of several books, including Teen People of the Bible, Crash Course, iFaith, Real, and his latest, Activist Faith. He is a weekly contributor to Out of Ur, the blog of Leadership Journal. His work has been featured in evangelical publications such as Relevant Magazine, Homelife, Focus on the Family, Marriage Partnership, In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley. He has guest-posted on leading blogs such as Michael Hyatt, The Gospel Coalition, OnFaith (Washington Post), and others. He is a contributing writer for many publications including Stand Firm, Enrichment Journal and others. Dan’s op-eds have appeared in Washington Posts’ On Faith, CNN.com's Belief Blog, and other newspapers and opinion sites. He is a featured blogger for Crosswalk.com, Churchleaders.com and Believe.com, Covenant Eyes, G92, and others. Publisher's Weekly called his writing style "substantive and punchy." Dan is a sought-after speaker and has been interviewed on TV and radio outlets across the country, including CNN, 100 Huntley Street, Moody Broadcasting Network, Harvest Television, The Sandy Rios Show, American Family Radio, the Salem Radio Network, and a host of other local and national Christian media. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Dayspring Bible College and is pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Angela have four children and reside in the Nashville area. Daniel is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Literary Agency
Strap Yourself to a Desk and Grind

The honest truth about finding success with your writing

Healing Generational Divides

With all the talk about Millennials and the Church, are we forgetting something?

We Are All Judgmental

We just don't admit it

Relationships And the Great Commission

You see, you can't simply carry out the Great Commission on a fly-over basis.

The Limits of Outrage and the Need for Joy

It's incumbent on those who've tasted His joy to make the grand gospel our melody.

Activist Faith Releases Next Week

A new book helping Christians engage difficult issues in their local communities

Between Eden and Heaven

The gospel answers both our longing for what we lost and the hope for a better future.

How to Think on These Things

We is it so hard to enjoy the good things God has given us?

Don't Judge Me By My Worst Day

Something I learned while listening to sports talk radio (yes you heard me right).

The Invisible Line

Yes, we all think we are pretty tolerant and open-minded. But what if my belief system says its okay to steal your iPad?

It's a BIg Boy Game

A simple, but powerful maxim I learned while watching the NBA Finals

5 People We Should Pray For Even Though We Don't Want To

Nobody will give you kudos for praying for these despised people. And yet you should.

5 Common Mistakes Christian Parents Make

We should avoid these dangerous tendencies

Resisting the Pound of Flesh

Like David, we must refuse the desire to see our enemies humiliated.

Finding Joy in a Fallen World

Christians should be on a quest for the beautiful, for in every unsoiled spot of beauty is a glimpse of the divine

The Grace of Radical Ordinariness

You can be both radical and faithful at the same time. And you can do it without disparaging your fellow Christians.

My Prayer Before the Illinois General Assembly

My wonderful opportunity to represent Christ in Springfield

Going to Church As an Act of War

Attending your local gospel-preaching church may not seem like a big deal. But it really is and here's the reason why

Why Your Spiritual Growth Matters

There may be spiritual infants depending on your discipleship ministry

A Prayer for Moms on Mother's Day

A simple pray to offer for the mothers in your life

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