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Author, Pastor, Speaker

The Way Home Podcast Dan Darling

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Author, Pastor, Speaker

    Drew Dyck on the Importance of Showing Up

    Drew Dyck on the Importance of Showing Up

    Today, we have Drew Dyck return to The Way Home Podcast! Drew is a speaker, author, and acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers. We discuss believer’s burnout, faithfulness on the small scale, and Drew’s new book Just Show Up: How Small Acts of Faithfulness Change Everything (A Guide for Exhausted Christians). If you want to know more about how to pursue faithfulness in day-to-day life, recover from burnout, or Drew’s work, then this episode is for you!

    Show Notes

    Drew Dyck: Drew is an acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers and a contributing editor at CTPastors.com, a Christianity Today publication for church leaders. He is the author of Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science (2019), Yawning at Tigers: You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying (2014), and Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Church…and how to Bring Them Back (2010) His work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and Relevant Magazine. He grew up in Alberta, Canada in a pastor’s family; now he lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Grace, and their two children. 











    Drew’s books: Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Church…and how to Bring Them Back (2010), Yawning at Tigers: You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying (2014), Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science (2019), Just Show Up: How Small Acts of Faithfulness Change Everything (A Guide for Exhausted Christians) (2023)

    Facebook: Drew Dyck

    Twitter/X: @drewdyck

    Instagram: @drewndyck

    As you move toward the cross this Lenten season, check out my book The Characters of Easter. 

     

    • 34 min
    The Way Home Podcast: Alexandra Hudson on Living as Christians in Modern Democracy

    The Way Home Podcast: Alexandra Hudson on Living as Christians in Modern Democracy

    Today, we have Alexandra Hudson joining us on The Way Home podcast. Alexandra is a writer, popular speaker, and the founder of Civic Renaissance. We discuss her new book, The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves, the distinctions between civility and niceness, how we as Christians are to navigate modern politics, and how we are to aid in cultivating civility in modern society. If you want to know more about how to produce civility in your home and community or want to learn more about Alexandra’s work, then this episode is for you!

    Show Notes

    Alexandra Hudson’s Biography: Alexandra Hudson is a writer, popular speaker, and the founder of Civic Renaissance, a publication and intellectual community dedicated to beauty, goodness and truth. She was named the 2020 Novak Journalism Fellow, and contributes to Fox News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME Magazine, POLITICO Magazine, and Newsweek. She earned a master’s degree in public policy at the London School of Economics as a Rotary Scholar, and is an adjunct professor at the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy. She is also the creator of a series for The Teaching Company called Storytelling and The Human Condition. Her first book, The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s press this October. She lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband and children.











    Guest’s Content: The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves(2023), Newsletter, Storytelling and The Human Condition(2023)

    Facebook: Alexandra Hudson

    Twitter/X: @LexiOHudson

    Instagram: @alexandrahudson

    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

    Check out my new book on Christian unity! Agents of Grace is now available!

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

    • 42 min
    The Way Home Podcast: Mark Dance on Pastoral and Vocational Ministry

    The Way Home Podcast: Mark Dance on Pastoral and Vocational Ministry

    Today, we have Mark Dance joining us on The Way Home podcast. Mark Dance is the Director of Pastoral Wellness for Guidestone Financial Resources (SBC). He was a lead pastor and planter for 27 years before becoming an associate vice president at Lifeway, the director of pastoral development for Oklahoma Baptists, and the co-founder/leader of the Care4Pastors Network. Today, we discuss his new book Start to Finish: The Pastor’s Guide to Leading a Resilient Life and Ministry and how to maintain wellness over long-term ministry. If you want to know more about how to thrive in pastoral or vocational ministry or want to learn more about Mark’s work, then this episode is for you!

    Show Notes

    Mark Dance Biography: Mark Dance has served as a lead pastor/planter for 27 years before launching LifeWay Pastors, the Care4Pastors Network, and Oklahoma’s Ministry Pipeline. He currently serves as the Director of Pastoral Wellness for Guidestone Financial Resources. Dance speaks at conferences and seminaries, and regularly contributes to books, blogs, and magazines. Dr. Dance earned degrees from Howard Payne University (BBA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min). Mark and Janet have two grown children and live in Dallas. They enjoy backpacking and leading ministry marriage conferences together across North America.

    Guest’s Content:  Start to Finish: The Pastor’s Guide to Leading a Resilient Life and Ministry(2023), Blog, Sermons,

    Facebook: Mark D Dance

    Twitter/X: @markdance

    Instagram: @markdance

    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

    Check out my new book on Christian unity! Agents of Grace is now available!

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

    • 28 min
    The Way Home Podcast: Jen Wilkin and J.T. English On What it Historically Means to be a Christian

    The Way Home Podcast: Jen Wilkin and J.T. English On What it Historically Means to be a Christian

    Today, we have two returning guests on The Way Home Podcast. Jen Wilkin is a well-known bible teacher and speaker. She is the Executive Director of Family and Next Gen Ministries and Resources at The Village Church in the DFW area. J.T. English is the Lead Pastor at Storyline Church in the Denver area. He is also an author and an excellent pastor-scholar. Today, we discuss the history of Christian theology as well as the new book they have written together, You Are a Theologian. If you’d like to learn more about what the Church has believed about the Christian life across history, as well as J.T. and Jen’s work, then this episode is for you!

    Show Notes

    Jen Wilkin Biography: Jen Wilkin is an author and Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. She has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. She is the author of several books and bible studies including In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character, and Better: A Study of Hebrews among many more. An advocate for Bible literacy, her passion is to see others become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God.

    J.T. English Biography: In April of 2020, JT English became the Lead Pastor at Storyline Church. Previously, he served as the pastor and founder of The Village Church Institute. He is the author of Deep Discipleship: How the Local Church Can Make Whole Disciples, and You are a Theologian: An Invitation to Know and Love God Well, co-authored with Jen Wilkin. He is also a co-founder of Training the Church and a co-host of the Knowing Faith Podcast. He received his ThM in Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and PhD in Systematic Theology from Southern Seminary. He is married to Macy English, and they have two children.

    Jen’s Content: You are a Theologian: An Invitation to Know and Love God Well(2023), Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands(2021), Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds (Second Edition)(2019), None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing)(2016), Abide – Bible Study Book with Video Access: A Study of 1, 2, and 3 John(2023), God of Deliverance – Bible Study Book: A Study of Exodus 1-18(2021), God of Freedom – Bible ...

    • 30 min
    The Way Home Podcast: Justin Brierly On the Decline of New Atheism

    The Way Home Podcast: Justin Brierly On the Decline of New Atheism

    Today, we have Justin Brierley joining us on The Way Home podcast. Justin Brierley is a freelance writer, speaker, and broadcaster known for creating dialogues between Christians and non-Christians. Today, we discuss the origins and current decline of the New Atheist movement, as well as Justin’s new book, The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God. If you’d like to learn more about the rise of pro-Christian sentiments in academic circles, as well as Justin’s ongoing work, then this episode is for you!

    Show Notes

    Justin Brierly Biography: Through creative use of podcast, radio, print, video and social media, Justin aims to showcase an intellectually compelling case for Christianity, while taking seriously the questions and objections of skeptics. Justin has worked in radio, podcast and video for over two decades. Until April 2023 he was Theology & Apologetics Editor for Premier Christian Radio, and hosted the Unbelievable? radio show and podcast as well as the Ask NT Wright Anything podcast. Justin was also editor of Premier Christianity magazine from 2014-2018, for which he continues to contribute articles.  He currently co-hosts the Re-Enchanting podcast for Seen & Unseen and is a guest presenter for the Maybe God podcast. His next book The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God (Tyndale) will be published in Sep 2023. Justin is married to Lucy, a church minister in Surrey, and they have 4 amazing children – Noah, Grace, Jeremy and Toby. When he isn’t working in a professional capacity, you’ll find Justin involved in youth work and worship leading at church.

    Guest’s Content: Re-Enchanting Podcast, Unbelievable?: Why After Ten Years of Talking with Atheists, I’m Still a Christian (2017), The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God: Why New Atheism Grew Old and Secular Thinkers Are Considering Christianity Again(2023)

    Facebook: Justin Brierley

    X: @JusBrierley

    Instagram: @justin.brierley

    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

    Check out my new book on Christian unity! Agents of Grace is now available!

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

    • 39 min
    The Way Home Podcast: Sissy Goff on Raising Kids Through Stress and Anxiety

    The Way Home Podcast: Sissy Goff on Raising Kids Through Stress and Anxiety

    Today, we have Sissy Goff joining us on The Way Home podcast. Sissy Goff is the director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee.  Today, we discuss her new book The Worry-Free Parent: Living in Confidence So Your Kids Can Too. If you have questions about what it looks like to be intentional about raising kids through anxiety and stress, or would like to learn more about Sissy’s work, then this episode is just for you!

    Show Notes

    Sissy Goff Biography: Sissy Goff, MEd, LPC-MHSP, is a prominent speaker and author on Christian counseling and the director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1993, she has been helping girls and their parents find confidence in who they are and hope in who God is making them to be, both as individuals and as families. Since 1993, she has been helping girls and their parents find confidence in who they are and hope in who God is making them to be!

    Guest’s Books: , Braver, Stronger, Smarter: A Girl’s Guide to Overcoming Worry & Anxiety(2019), Raising Worry-Free Girls: Helping Your Daughter Feel Braver, Stronger, and Smarter in an Anxious World(2019), Brave: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety(2021), The Worry-Free Parent: Living in Confidence So Your Kids Can Too(2023)

    Facebook: Sissy Goff

    Twitter: @masonking

    Instagram: @sissygoff

    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

    Check out my new book on Christian unity! Agents of Grace is now available!

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

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 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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