345 episodes

Conversations on Church, Community, and Culture

The Way Home Podcast Dan Darling

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 96 Ratings

Conversations on Church, Community, and Culture

    The Way Home Podcast: Jason Thacker on The Digital Age

    The Way Home Podcast: Jason Thacker on The Digital Age

    Today we have Jason Thacker joining us on The Way Home podcast. Jason Thacker is the author of several books including Following Jesus in the Digital Age and The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity.  He is a leading expert in the ethics and theology behind how Christians should view and use technology. Today, we discuss how to steward our lives in a digital age.



    Show Notes

    Jason Thacker Biography: Jason Thacker serves as chair of research in technology ethics and director of the research institute at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He also serves as an adjunct instructor of philosophy, ethics, and worldview at Boyce College in Louisville, KY. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. He also holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently a PhD candidate in ethics, public theology, and philosophy.

    Books: Following Jesus in a Digital Age, The Digital Public Square, A Student’s Guide to Social Media, The Age of AI

    Twitter: @jasonthacker

    Facebook: Jason Thacker

    Instagram: @jasonthacker

     

    If you like what we’re doing here on the podcast, with my books, and at The Land Center, I want to ask you to think about donating to The Land Center through Southwestern Theological Seminary. I also want to thank everyone for your general support in everything that we’re doing.

    Donate to the Land Center: https://join.swbts.edu/register/givelandcenter

    My book Characters of Easter is available as a great study for the upcoming Easter season.

    Click here to sign up for my new writing cohort with Chad Poe.

    • 33 min
    The Way Home Podcast: Collin Hansen on Timothy Keller’s Biography

    The Way Home Podcast: Collin Hansen on Timothy Keller’s Biography

    Today we have Collin Hansen joining us on The Way Home podcast. Collin Hansen is an influential Christian leader who just published a new biography about Timothy Keller who founded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York. Today Collin and I discuss the people who impacted Keller’s spiritual and intellectual formation like R.C. Sproul, C.S. Lewis, and Jonathan Edwards.



    Show Notes

    Collin Hansen Biography: Collin Hansen serves as vice president for content and editor in chief of The Gospel Coalition. He hosts the Gospelbound podcast and has written and contributed to many books. He is a member of Iron City Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he is an adjunct professor at Beeson Divinity School, where he also co-chairs the advisory board.

    Books: Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation, Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ Is Essential, Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age, Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime, Our Secular Age: Ten Years of Reading and Applying Charles Taylor

    Twitter: @collinhansen

     

    As we enter this new year, and if you like what we’re doing here on the podcast, with my books, and at The Land Center, I want to ask you to think about donating to The Land Center through Southwestern Theological Seminary. I also want to thank everyone for your general support in everything that we’re doing.

    Donate to the Land Center: https://join.swbts.edu/register/givelandcenter

    My book Characters for Creation is available as a great resource for your Bible study this year.

    To sign up for my writing cohort with Chad Poe on January 10th, you can fill out this RSVP form.

    • 38 min
    The Way Home Podcast: Ronnie Martin on The Christmas Season

    The Way Home Podcast: Ronnie Martin on The Christmas Season

    Today we have Ronnie Martin joining us on The Way Home podcast. Ronnie Martin is a songwriter, recording artist, author, and Lead Pastor of Substance Church (EFCA). His most recent solo albums are From the Womb of the Morning, the Dew of Your Youth Will Be Yours (Velvet Blue Music, 2022), and Bells Merrily: The Christmas Recordings (Velvet Blue Music, 2022). Today we discuss pastoring during the Christmas season, the meaning of Christmas in the midst of turbulent times, and why Christmas makes such a wonderful subject for art and creativity.

    Show Notes

    Ronnie Martin Biography: Ronnie completed his M.A. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is currently finishing his DMin at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ronnie is also the Director of Leader Renewal for Harbor Network, where he works alongside church planters and pastors in areas related to pastoral care. Ronnie has given talks and sermons around the country on a wide variety of topics including theology, pastoral ministry, small-town pastoring, worship, music, and Christian living.

    Ronnie’s writing has appeared in Lifeway Research, For the Church, The Gospel Coalition, and other places. He is the co-host of two podcasts: The Happy Rant (w/ Ted Kluck & Barnabas Piper) and The Art of Pastoring (w/ Jared C. Wilson).

    Books: The God Who Is with Us: 25-Day Devotional for Advent, The Happy Rant: Wandering To and Fro Through Some Things That Don’t Matter All That Much (and a Few That Really Do), The Best Gift Ever Given: A 25-Day Journey Through Advent from God’s Good Gifts to God’s Great Son, The Bride(zilla) of Christ: What to Do When God’s People Hurt God’s People, Stop Your Complaining: From Grumbling to Gratitude

    Music: Bells Merrily on Spotify

    Website: ronniemartin.org

    Twitter: @ronniejmartin

    Facebook: Ronnie Martin

    Instagram: @ronniemartin

    As we wrap up this year, and if you like what we’re doing here on the podcast, with my books, and at The Land Center, I want to ask you to think about donating to The Land Center through Southwestern Theological Seminary. I also want to thank everyone for your general support in everything that we’re doing.

    Donate to the Land Center: https://join.swbts.

    • 24 min
    The Way Home Podcast: Mark Sayers on Leadership in this Cultural Moment

    The Way Home Podcast: Mark Sayers on Leadership in this Cultural Moment

    Today we have Mark Sayers joining us on The Way Home podcast. Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. In his newest book A Non-Anxious Presence: How a Changing and Complex World Will Create a Remnant of Renewed Christian Leaders, Sayers charts how the church and world entered into our current cultural moment. Today we discuss disruptions in history that changed the world around us and the “gray zone” that we’re currently experiencing, between two disruptive moments.

    As we wrap up this year, and if you like what we’re doing here on the podcast, with my books, and at The Land Center, I want to ask you to think about donating to The Land Center through Southwestern Theological Seminary. I also want to thank everyone for your general support in everything that we’re doing.

    My new children’s book, co-authored with Bri Stensrud, called The Biggest Best Light is available for pre-order!

    Show Notes

    Mark Sayers Biography: Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about spiritual renewal and the future of the church. Mark is the author of a number of books including Strange Days and Reappearing Church.

    Books: A Non-Anxious Presence: How a Changing and Complex World will Create a Remnant of Renewed Christian Leaders, Reappearing Church: The Hope for Renewal in the Rise of Our Post-Christian Culture, Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience

    Twitter: @SayersMark

    Instagram: @marksayers

    Donate to the Land Center: https://join.swbts.edu/register/givelandcenter

    • 46 min
    The Way Home Podcast: Alisa Childers on “Live Your Truth and Other Lies”

    The Way Home Podcast: Alisa Childers on “Live Your Truth and Other Lies”

    Today we have Alisa Childers joining us on The Way Home podcast. Alisa Childers is a wife, a mom, an author, a blogger, a speaker, and a worship leader. Her newest book called Live Your Truth and Other Lies: Exposing Popular Deceptions That Make Us Anxious, Exhausted, and Self-Obsessed is now. Today we discuss key themes from her book, and Alisa invites us to examine the modern lies that are disguised as truths in today’s culture. Everyday messages of peace, fulfillment, and empowerment swirl around social media. On the surface, they seem like sentiments of freedom and hope, but in reality they are deeply deceptive.

    My new children’s book, co-authored with Bri Stensrud, called The Biggest Best Light is available for pre-order!

    As we wrap up this year, and if you like what we’re doing here on the podcast, with my books, and at The Land Center, I want to ask you to think about donating to The Land Center through Southwestern Theological Seminary. Be sure to designate your gift to The Land Center by selecting “Other” and typing in “The Land Center for Cultural Engagement,” if the Lord has placed this form of generosity on your heart. I also want to thank everyone for your general support in everything that we’re doing.

    Show Notes

    Alisa Childers Biography: Alisa Childers is a wife, a mom, an author, a blogger, a speaker, and a worship leader. She was a member of the award-winning CCM recording group ZOEgirl. She is a popular speaker at apologetics and Christian worldview conferences, including reThink. She has been published at The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk, the Stream, For Every Mom, Decision magazine, and The Christian Post. Her blog post “Girl, Wash Your Face? What Rachel Hollis Gets Right . . . and Wrong” received more than one million views.

    Books: Live Your Truth and Other Lies: Exposing Popular Deceptions That Make Us Anxious, Exhausted, and Self-Obsessed, Another Gospel?: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity, Mama Bear Apologetics™: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies

    Facebook: Alisa Childers

    Instagram: @alisachilders

    • 30 min
    The Way Home podcast: Bart Barber on Southern Baptist History

    The Way Home podcast: Bart Barber on Southern Baptist History

    Today we have Dr. Bart Barber joining us on The Way Home podcast. Bart Barber is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Farmersville, TX and serves as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Today we discuss pastoring in difficult times, why Bart feels called to this position of leadership in the SBC, and what makes Southern Baptist theology distinct from other evangelical traditions.

    My new children’s book that I co-authored with Bri Stensrud called The Biggest Best Light is available for pre-order!

    As we wrap up this year, and if you like what we’re doing here on the podcast, with my books, and at The Land Center, I want to ask you to think about donating to The Land Center through Southwestern Theological Seminary. Be sure to designate your gift to The Land Center by selecting “Other” and typing in “The Land Center for Cultural Engagement,” if the Lord has placed this form of generosity on your heart. I also want to thank everyone for your general support in everything that we’re doing.

    Show Notes

    Bart Barber Biography: Bart Barber has served FBC Farmersville since 1999 and was elected President of the Southern Baptist Convention last year. Bart has a B.A. from Baylor University in their University Scholars program, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and a Ph.D. in Church History also from Southwestern. Bart writes occasionally for the SBC Voices blog, and even less frequently for his own blog, PraisegodBarebones, which is named after a 17th-century religious and political figure in London. He is active in denominational life, serving Southwestern, the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, and the national Southern Baptist Convention.

    Twitter: @bartbarber

    Facebook: Bart Barber

    Instagram: @drbartbarber

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

PreacherKyleCaudell ,

Quick review

As a SBC Pastor, I thoroughly enjoy the Way Home podcast. In a world of hot takes and spouting opinions while fingers are simultaneously buried in ones ear, Dan’s communication style is a breath of fresh air. I also appreciate the variety of guest that come on the show. Though I wouldn’t see eye to eye with the views of a few of them, the Podcast gave me needed perspective in why they hold to the views they do

Dave Wernli ,

Refreshing, Practical, and Relevant

“The Way Home” podcast is refreshingly practical. I love the way Daniel Darling takes on relevant, real-world topics and addresses them with a solid Christian worldview. He chooses great guests, and together they make the topics fun, engaging, and most importantly, practical and actionable. Thank you Daniel, you’ve made my otherwise soul-sucking commute an uplifting and refreshing experience!

LDJPJJ ,

One of my new FAVORITE podcasts!

First of all, Daniel has such a calming and easy to listen to voice that I can relax while being educated, encouraged and challenged, all at the same time! His broad range of topics and diverse guests keep me looking forward to the next episode! I don’t even know how I stumbled across his podcast, but am so glad I did! Keep it up, Daniel and co!

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