ABOUT

Hello. I’m Daniel Passini, and this is my home base on the web. You can find the blog “Living By Christ,” information on how to connect with me on social media, contact information for speaking, coaching, or questions, and lots of other resources here.

 

I’m not going to talk about myself in the third person because, I want this to be about you and I having a conversation…and let’s be honest; it’s just weird to talk about yourself that way.

There’s a long version and a short version to this whole “about me” page.

Here’s the short version for those of you that hate to read, or just don’t want to stick around that long. (The long version is below this.)

I’m not perfect at it, but I love Jesus; and I want you to know and experience Him in a deeper way, so you can change your world.

My mission is to help you understand Christ and be transformed into His likeness, so you can tell the story of Jesus in a way that is compelling and convincing.

The short and skinny way of saying it is: Deeper faith, a changed world.

If that sounds like something you’re interested in, then you’ve come to the right place.

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The Long Version

Ok, here’s the longer version.

When I got saved, Jesus changed everything. I wasn’t perfect, and I’m still not, but “I was seized by the power of a great affection” and once “I caught the disease of Jesus” I became incurable, to quote Brennan Manning.

Our faith shouldn’t just be something that is compartmentalized into one or two days a week at a building down the street. It should infect every area and aspect of our lives.

It changes us down to the core. We have a new Spiritual DNA. We are new creations; we are now adopted and changed into the sons and daughters of God. (2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:10-11; Rom. 8:15; Gal 4:5) His life now lives in us.

The problem is we’ve been trying to do it on our own for too long, and the truth is, it doesn’t work that way. Paul tells us in Galatians 2:20:

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

The most effective way of telling the story of Jesus is with your life, and not your life, but His life living through you. Watchman Nee calls this, “The Release of The Spirit.”

Frank Viola once said, “Modern Christianity is 10 miles wide, and 1 inch deep.”

We have spread ourselves thin, and there’s no depth or substance.

It’s time to take our faith deeper, so we, as the ambassadors of a new kingdom, can have a greater influence in the world. Don’t stand against the world; stand ready to influence it.

The Problem: Shallow Christianity [faith] has produced an impotent Church of broken people, leading failing relationships, and therefore weakening our impact on the world.

Don’t believe me? Two of the most common words used to describe American Christians are: hypocrite and judgmental.

My mission is to help you understand Christ and be transformed into His likeness, so you can tell the story of Jesus in a way that is compelling and convincing.

I believe advancing the kingdom comes when we effectively connect the dots of the past, the present, and the future through the life of Jesus Christ that now lives in you and I.

His life should permeate every facet of your life. That comes by knowing Him and knowing about Him, so you can be transformed into His likeness. Then this can permeate into your marriage and family; and finally you can leave a lasting impact of transformation on your world.

This blog is all about equipping you to live by Christ’s life so you can have a deeper faith. Not more faith, as if it were something quantifiable, rather deeper faith that pierces the depths of your life and spirit. A deep faith that causes marriages and relationships to flourish. A deep faith that gives living water to a thirsty world. The deeper the reality of your faith, the greater the transformation that takes place.

Who is this guy ?!

I was born right outside Chicago, but now reside in Texas with my wife Amber and 2 dogs, Paul and Silas.

I have a couple degrees in Christian education and Theology, and I’m working on my doctorate in Semiotics and Future Studies with an emphasis on transhumanism and emerging technologies, but I know that pieces of paper and frontal lobe knowledge are never a substitute for an experiential relationship with Christ.

I also love being active outdoors: hunting, camping, and hiking and biking.

In all honesty, this blog isn’t really about me. It’s all about helping and equipping you. I’m passionate about coaching, teaching, and helping people know the Lord in a greater way, and helping them be the best at who He has called them to be. This blog and ministry just happens to be my opportunity to do so.

Here are the categories I write on in order to fulfill my mission:

Theology: I will unravel scripture, search out the immensity of Christ’s life, answer those deeper questions, and expose God’s eternal purpose. Basically, I want to help you know God, know His heart, and know His word.

Into His Likeness: Is all about the purposeful and continual pursuit of being changed into His likeness. It is about the practical application on how to go deeper in your walk with the Lord, and live by His life.

Marriage: Marriage isn’t just a social norm, it’s a spiritual sign-post. I approach it from the grander eternal understanding of what marriage represents to help you build a thriving Christ centered marriage.

Semiotics: The unpacking of symbols, signs, images, metaphors, and stories – so that we can tell the story of Jesus in a way that is compelling and convincing. (This will be a ever growing category as I continue through my doctoral program on semiotics at George Fox University.)

Your World: My goal in this category is to not only help you live a life that matters, but to interact with and leave a lasting impact on the world around you. I will discuss topics such as parenting, work, technology, relevant news issues, and more. I will show you how to approach them with a Biblical world-view without coming off like a jerk.

Mini-posts: The mini-posts are not emailed to you. – These include the quotes, photos, links, books, and audios I share. They show up in the regular blog feed, but you can view all of those HERE, or find them later under the Resources tab.

 

While all of the articles and resources on the site are free, I also offer some other collections of my best work for sale. I am regularly working on additional material, so be sure to check back.

You can find those in the store.

You can also find more resources for your faith, marriage, and to help build your library HERE.

 

I’d Love To Connect

My website is my home base. But you can also find me on the following social networks. I share additional content such as videos, quotes, beneficial content from other writers and speakers and much more. Let’s connect.

If you ever have a question, comment, blog idea, or just want to share a great cookie recipe (because who doesn’t love cookies), don’t hesitate to reach out through the contact page.

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You can grow deeper in your walk with Christ.

You can have a successful and thriving marriage.

And, yes you can make a lasting impact on the world around you.

All it takes is the intention and desire to do so, and I will equip you to do that.

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