Doug talks about discerning God’s will. He looks at old forms and new forms of legalism, living according to the Spirit versus according to the flesh and how to practically discern God’s leading. A great show for people looking for practical discernment.
Author Archive | Douglas Bursch
Doug shares a special unfiltered interview of his guest appearance on the Fuel For Life Podcast, hosted by Bogdan Kipko. During the podcast, Doug talks about ministry and accountability, dealing with conflict, celebrity Christian culture, consumerism, the problem with options, the purpose of the church, spirituality versus sensuality, dealing with hurt in the church, spectating […]
Doug talks about fundamental problems with the church growth movement and gives suggestions on better ways to encourage pastors and churches to pursue God’s calling. Lots of provocative thoughts about why the experts are increasing but the church at large is still declining.
Doug talks about the problem with focusing our lives on trending topics. He examines how Jesus avoided addressing interactions that would have derailed his purpose for ministry. He looks at how we let social media or even Satan set the agenda for our days and spiritual lives.
[The following is a special free preview of my new book, The Community of God: A Theology of the Church From a Reluctant Pastor. Please read, enjoy and share. I believe these words will encourage anyone who believes Christian community is important but is tired of being hurt by people.] She screamed, “I don’t have […]
Sometimes you don’t know how soul worn weary you are, until you stumble upon a momentary resting place. And sometimes you don’t realize how much you need music, art and beauty until your eyes are tearing up in a darkened 5th Avenue Theatre watching the opening night production of Ragtime The Musical. America’s current, or […]
Doug talks about implementing and pursuing God’s vision for your ministry in the face of failure and lack of encouragement. He talks about his own calling to minister through weakness, instead of through power and platform.
Doug talks about radical faith in the face of profound disillusionment. Why we sometimes have to curse a tree that isn’t producing fruit, so that we can live for a mountain moving revolution.
In response to the trajedy in Las Vegas, Doug talks about why would a good God allow for evil in the world. He looks at issues related to God’s sovereignty and human free will. He also examines why Hell is included in the story of God’s great love for His powerful creation.
Doug talks about being fully human in community. He gives a passionate plea for the centrality of abiding in community to fully embrace the work of the cross.