Doug talks about the need for pastor Mark Driscoll to embrace the ministry of reconciliation before he publishes another book, preaches another sermon or starts another church. This is a thoughtful but focused discussion on why every minister must take reconciliation seriously and why Mark Driscoll’s new book is ultimately problematic.
Author Archive | Douglas Bursch
Doug talks about ministering for zero fame and zero gain. He looks at the story of the widow’s mite and his own struggle with selfish ambition.
On today’s show Doug provides advice for strange or “different” pastors. This show is for introverts, the overly-sensitive or any minister who just doesn’t fit in.
Today’s show is all about encouraging Christians to create, to write, to draw, to paint, to dance, to do what God has placed on their hearts. Doug talks about resisting the spirit of this negative, spectator, assessment age through creativity. He looks at how we need to expand our definition of Christian art and Christian […]
Doug talks about mental illness and the church. He looks at how the mind can be harmed like any other part of the human body. He addresses how Christians and the church should deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health problems.
Doug talks about God’s power being revealed through our weaknesses. He shares several stories about how God has been strong through his weakness, including a terrible example of how to minister to a man with one foot. A great show for anyone who doesn’t feel strong enough to do what God has called him or […]
On today’s show Doug talks about the myth of balance. Doug looks at how people often talk about balancing truth with love, forgiveness with justice or our emotions with our intellect. He challenges the very notion of putting these concepts on the same continuum. Today’s show is all about the myths we believe and the […]
On today’s show Doug talks about why the church growth movement needs to die. This is a strong, provocative show about some of the fundamental problems with a movement that is not growing the church or bringing more leaders into the harvest field. Doug pours out his heart calling for a better way to engage […]
Doug talks about how Christians view and handle church sex scandals. He looks at the big issues of power dynamics, legal consequences, repentance, reconciliation, truth, love and how we communicate about very controversial issues.
Doug talks about ways to assess the health of our spiritual lives. He looks at artist Thomas Hirschhorn’s concept of Energy-Yes, Quality-No; relationship versus legalism; the S/spirit of our theology and our ability to hear and follow the voice of Jesus. Also, there is a special brief apperance from Christian Mickey Mouse. Clearly the best […]