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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
Asking the Wrong Question in Salvation

The questions a person asks when confronted with the gospel reveals a lot about their readiness for salvation

5 Myths about Spiritual Depth

It's good we want to "dig deeper", but we first need to destroy myths about what this looks like

5 Resolutions for Christian Communicators

Those privileged to communicate the good news, in any format, would do well to consider the weight of their words.

Killing the Jerk Gene in Leadership

There is a unwritten rule that leaders must be jerks in order to succeed. But Jesus showed us a different way.

5 Reasons Pastors Should Say "I'm Sorry"

A well-time apology actually builds respect rather than tearing it down

Preaching is Not Mere Communication

Preaching the Word is not less than communication, but is certainly more

The Wash Cycle of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not a one-time action. It's a way of life for broken people.

10 Things Christians Might Consider in this Political Season

Good behavior for followers of Christ in an election season

Ten Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Dad

You think you'll be a pretty good father, right up until the moment you actually become one.

Will They Find Us Singing or Whining?

How should Christians live after we've lost a major cultural battle?

5 Inconvenient Truths about the Writing Life

What you don't know about getting published

Why They Dislike Us: Christians and "Branding"

What the Scriptures says to a church obsessed with its image

Why Mother's Day Will Be Harder for Us This Year

Jesus helps you face losses on Mother's Day

Who Are You Calling a Culture Warrior

You're a culture warrior even if you don't admit it.

5 (Actually 6) Words for Millennial Christians

Some basic concepts next generation leaders might want to consider

Chuck Colson and Hope for the Next Generation

God is still in the business of meeting the lost on their road to Damascus. And He's not in Heaven wringing His hands about the next generation.

5 Leadership Lessons in 4 Years

So I'm not John Maxwell, but I have learned a few things about leadership in my four years of ministry

Say It Ain't So, Joe: The Real Message of Jesus

When it comes to Jesus' message, TV commentator Joe Scarborough is half right. But it's the other half he omits that is the most troublesome.

Five Convenient Christian Punching Bags

If you read a Christian book or hear a sermon, chances are you will find one of these easy marks

Why Christians Aren't the Point of Easter

The Resurrection is not just a nice capstone to the Christian story. It is the story.

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