Daniel Darling is the Senior Vice President for Communications at NRB and teaching and discipleship pastor at Green Hill Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. For six years, he served as Vice President for Communications for the ERLC, an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination. Dan is a bestselling author of several books, including The Original Jesus, The Dignity Revolution, The Characters of Christmas, The Characters of Easter, and A Way With Words.
Our culture is no stranger to major leadership failures in church, in ministry life, and in the marketplace. Sometimes these failures are surprising, and we ask ourselves, “How could this happen?” But most of the time, if you know the leader and the culture he or she cultivates, you can trace the steady and sure path of their descent.
I remember, as a family, huddling up to the radio in our living room, waiting for “Sailor Sam” to come on 90.1 WMBI in Chicago. I loved listening to these spirited adventures, whisking me to unknown worlds and simultaneously drawing my heart toward Jesus.