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Daniel Darling Christian Blog and Commentary Archives

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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
5 Responses to President Obama's Reelection

Okay, so the election is over. Now what?

The Sin About Which No One Will Speak

Yes, yes greed is a problem. But its cousin envy is more insidious.

Why Balance Matters in Ministry

A rather boring concept that brings radical fruit

5 Things Christian Leaders Can Learn from the Presidential Debate

Thankfully the election season is almost over, but let's not miss some key lessons for leaders.

Pastors, When We Add to the Scripture, We Hurt People

The subtle danger of legalism

The One Way You Can Most Help Your Church

You might think you know the answer to what ails your church. But you'd be wrong.

Why You Should Tithe To Your Local Church

What you are missing if you are not consistent in your giving

3 Reasons Pastors Don't Often Preach Politics in the Pulpit

It's not the IRS that keeps us from "speaking up" as some think we should. It's mission.

Chocolate Faith

What is it, exactly, that we are passing down to our kids?

  • Daniel Darling |
  • September 26, 2012 |
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Three Dangers of Simplistic Evangelistic Methods

Methods can be helpful, but also a dangerous crutch

  • Daniel Darling |
  • September 25, 2012 |
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What Pastoring Taught Me About Spiritual Growth

Here are five ways in which pastoring shaped my views:

  • Daniel Darling |
  • September 18, 2012 |
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Is there something wrong with our love?

Jesus said that love for the brethren would be the very thing that attracts those lost to Him (John 13:35). The purpose of the Church is to be a called-out community of Christ's own who love each other with a deep and abiding and supernatural love that is unseen in the world.

  • Daniel Darling |
  • September 11, 2012 |
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5 Ways Pastors Can Encourage Working Men and Women

Those of us privileged to do so-called Christian work for a living don't always understand the pressures of the American workforce. So here are five ways pastors can encourage the laity:

  • Daniel Darling |
  • September 04, 2012 |
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5 Attitudes Toward Someone With Whom We Disagree

Christians can be both civil and engaged, full of grace and yet firm in support of truth.

The Echo Chamber of Leadership

What may have hurt Todd Akin's candidacy also hurts Christian leadership, at times.

5 Things Love Isn't

Before we figure out what love is, maybe we should learn what it isn't.

What is Your Thing?

Special passions, callings, and emphases are good, but when they get out of balance, they become dangerous to gospel proclamation

Chick-Fil-A and the Mosque

Whether its Chick-Fil-A or a mosque in Murfreesboro, I think religious freedom is a fight worth waging.

5 Ways We Lie in Advancing the Truth

Christians are supposed be about the truth. We are to proclaim the truth, live the truth, and love the truth. But sometimes, in advancing the truth, we tell ourselves lies

In Defense of Christian bookstores, publishers, and Southern Baptists

At the risk of sounding old fashioned, let me push back on all of the white hot outrage among young evangelicals

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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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