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Conversations on Church, Community, and Culture

The Way Home Podcast Dan Darling

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 89 Ratings

Conversations on Church, Community, and Culture

    The Way Home: Kara Powell on parenting and discipling teenagers

    The Way Home: Kara Powell on parenting and discipling teenagers

    Today, my good friend Kara Powell, Executive Director the of the Fuller Youth Institute, joins me on The Way Home podcast. Fuller Youth Institute is a great resource, and Kara has been such a great voice in helping us think through spiritual formation in our kids. Her brand new book, “3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager,” looks at some of the questions that teens ask. Kara is a mom, and she talks about some of her experiences as a parent raising children. She also talks about the research around evangelical teens, what drives behavior, and how to raise kids who love the Lord and are ready to make a difference in the world.

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    Show Notes

    Kara Powell Biography: Kara Powell, PhD, is the Chief of Leadership Formation and Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange and speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara has authored or coauthored numerous books, including Faith in an Anxious World, Growing With, Growing Young, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family and the entire Sticky Faith series, and Can I Ask That? Kara and her husband, Dave, are regularly inspired by the learning and laughter that comes from their three teenage and young adult children.

    Website: karapowell.com

    Book: 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager

    Twitter: @KPowellFYI

    Facebook: Kara Powell

    Instagram: @KPowellFYI

    This episode is sponsored by Canopy.

    • 33 min
    The Way Home: Dana Perino on politics and media

    The Way Home: Dana Perino on politics and media

    Today, Fox News host Dana Perino joins me on The Way Home podcast. Perino has been in the journalism space for the last decade or so, and before that she worked in the White House as the Press Secretary to George W. Bush. She has a lot of insight and perspective on the nature of politics today. In this episode, Perino gives insights into the Bush Family and what it was like working with them. She also gives advice for anyone who wants to work in media and politics.

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    Show Notes



    Dana Perino Biography: Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino is anchor of “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino,” and a co-host of “The Five” on Fox News Channel.  She also appears as part of the political and election coverage teams on the Fox News Channel, and has a weekly political podcast, “I’ll Tell You What,” with Chris Stirewalt.  Prior to this, Dana served for seven years in the administration of President George W. Bush and became the first Republican woman to be named as the White House Press Secretary.  Dana joined the Bush Administration following the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001 as a spokesperson at the U.S. Department of Justice.

    Twitter: @DanaPerino

    Facebook: Dana Perino

    Instagram: @danaperino

    Website: danaperino.com

    Book: And the Good News Is





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    • 29 min
    The Way Home: Shai Linne on ethnic unity

    The Way Home: Shai Linne on ethnic unity

    Today I am joined by my friend Shai Linne, popular Christian rap artist and pastor of Risen Church in Philadelphia. He loves the Lord and Scripture and is a great Christian voice speaking to a variety of topics. He has a new book out called “The New Reformation,” and he is working to bring people together around racial and ethnic reconciliation. I believe that the Bible calls us to work for reconciliation and unity, and Shai Linne is one of the leaders in the Church who is trying to do that.

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    Show Notes



    Shai Linne Biography: Shai Linne is a recording artist who has released numerous acclaimed Christian hip-hop albums, including Jesus Kids. He is the author of God Made Me and You: Celebrating God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity and coauthor of It Was Good: Making Music to the Glory of God. After completing a pastoral internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., Linne cofounded Risen Christ Fellowship, an inner-city church in his hometown of Philadelphia. Linne, his wife, and three children live in Philadelphia.

    Book: The New Reformation: Finding Hope in the Fight for Ethnic Unity

    Twitter: @shailinne

    Facebook: Shai Linne

    Website: shailinnemusic.com





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    • 36 min
    The Way Home: Todd Nettleton on Afghanistan and Christian persecution

    The Way Home: Todd Nettleton on Afghanistan and Christian persecution

    Today, Todd Nettleton, the voice of Voice of the Martyrs Radio, joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about the church in Afghanistan and the persecuted church around the world. Todd appeared with me on a special webinar I did at NRB last week. The content was so good that I wanted to be sure to share it with you today. Voice of the Martyrs is an incredible ministry, and I’m grateful for their work and for the resources that they provide for the church.

    Read the prayer I wrote for Afghanistan here.

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    Show Notes



    Todd Nettleton Biography: Todd Nettleton is Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs and hosts The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians through writing, speaking and working with the media to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 70+ nations where they face persecution. Todd’s newest book, When Faith Is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians, was published by Moody Publishers in 2021. In the book, Todd invites readers to travel with him and hear 40 powerful stories from persecuted Christians.

    Book: When Faith Is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians

    Twitter: @todd_nett

    Facebook: @PToddNettleton

    Website: persecution.com



    Click here to support Voice of the Martyrs and receive a free copy of Todd’s book “When Faith is Forbidden”: https://www.persecution.com/forbidden/



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    • 53 min
    The Way Home: Michael W. Smith on his story and “The Way of the Father”

    The Way Home: Michael W. Smith on his story and “The Way of the Father”

    Michael W. Smith joins me today on The Way Home podcast. Smith is a Grammy Award winning artist. He has had enormous success, yet has never carried himself as if he’s a big deal. He is humble, loves Jesus, and loves serving the church. He has a great story, and today he joins me to talk about his new book “The Way of the Father,” moving to Nashville, getting his start in music, and how God redeemed his bad choices.

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    Show Notes



    Michael W. Smith Biography: Michael W. Smith has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 35+ years. During his storied career, he’s written and recorded over 36 No. 1 songs, been honored with three GRAMMY® Awards and 45 Dove Awards, one American Music Award, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 15 million albums. Amassing an in-depth catalog of achievements, Smith was also recently honored with a star-studded tribute concert in Nashville, TN to celebrate his 35 No. 1s, by a myriad of legendary performers.

    Book: The Way of the Father: Lessons from My Dad, Truths About God

    Twitter: @michaelwsmith

    Instagram: @mwsmithofficial

    Facebook: Michael W. Smith

    Website: michaelwsmith.com

    YouTube: MichaelWSmithVEVO

    Spotify: Michael W. Smith

    Apple Music: Michael W. Smith

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    • 37 min
    The Way Home: Governor Bill Haslam on faith and public service

    The Way Home: Governor Bill Haslam on faith and public service

    Today, former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joins me again on The Way Home podcast. He’s a very strong Christen. When he was governor, he demonstrated what it looks like to be an apologetic conservative but also lead in a way that is compassionate and in a way that shows wisdom and maturity in a time of division. He has a new book out called “A Faithful Presence,” which outlines his visual for leadership. It’s a really helpful book not just for leaders in the public square but also for leaders in any sphere. In this episode we talk about his faith and leadership, his calling to public service, and encouragement for believers engaging in the public square.

    This episode of The Way Home is sponsored by Canopy. How do you protect your kids online without compromising speed and accessibility? Canopy is a great resource to help families find this balance. Go to canopy.us/wayhome for 30 days free and 20% off forever.



    Show Notes



    Bill Haslam Biography: Bill Haslam is the former two-term mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, and former two-term governor of Tennessee, reelected in 2014 with the largest victory margin of any gubernatorial election in Tennessee history. During his tenure, Tennessee became the fastest improving state in the country in K-12 education and the first state to provide free community college or technical school for all of its citizens, in addition to adding 475,000 net new jobs. Haslam serves on the boards of Teach for America and Young Life. In the fall of 2019, Haslam became a visiting professor of political science at Vanderbilt University. He and his wife of thirty-eight years, Crissy, have three children and nine grandchildren.

    Book: Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square

    Twitter: @BillHaslam

    Instagram: @billhaslamtn

    Facebook: @TeamHaslam

    This episode is sponsored by Canopy.

    • 34 min

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89 Ratings

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The Way Home Podcast is a great mix of subjects covering church ministry, discipleship, parenting, culture, politics. There is something for everyone on this podcast. Daniel Darling is an excellent host asking conversational questions. I like that the podcasts are less than an hour too. It fits well into my lifestyle.

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