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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
7 Ways to Get Started Writing

Want to write but don't know how to begin? Here is a guide to get your feet wet in the world of publishing

The Rhythm of Forgiveness and Repentance

What the Lord's Prayer teaches us about the practical effect of the gospel in us

How NOT to grow spiritually

Here are five ways to ensure you are the same person you were five years ago

5 Ways Adult Children Can Honor Their Parents

Living the tension between "leave and cleave" and "honor your parents" isn't always easy.

The Best Kind of Protest

How should Christians respond to insults and vitriol from the culture?

Easter's Big "If"

What are we saying when we celebrate Easter?

Thy Kingdom Come

Two great quotes about this phrase in the Lord's Prayer

The Rise of the Thin-Skinned Radicals

If you make a living criticizing the Church, be ready to receive criticism in return

5 Hard Truths About Parenting

Parenting involves hard truths. It is a way that God searches your heart, humbles you, and softens you for His service.

Embracing the Tension of God

God is both close and He is near. Embracing that tension has implications for the way we worship

Prayer That Starts With God

What the Lord's Prayer teaches us about the structure of our prayers

What Evangelism Is

Evangelism is really a natural human instinct. Every single one of us is an evangelist of something.

The 4 Elements of Courage

What bravery looks like on an exile

5 Reasons We Don't Share Our Faith

We all know we are suppose to evangelize, but why don't we?

You May Have Something That Michael Jordan Doesn't

For Michael fans like me, his life is a cautionary tale. It reminds us that those thing for which we so desperately grasp cannot ever, ultimately, satisfy the deepest longings in our soul.

5 Things Every Son Needs to Hear From His Dad

Raising sons is a joy. Here are the five things every son must hear from Dad.

Finding Joy in Winter

There is a subtle beauty in the hardest season of the year

5 Things a Daughter Needs from Her Dad

Intentional words and actions from a father to his girls

If There is No Sin, There Is No Grace

Why the gospel forces us to talk about two realities at the same time

When We Trade Unity for Clicks

What bothers me is that it seems that we are tempted to trade unity for blog traffic.

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