Doug talks about faith for failures or succeeding when it looks like you are failing. He looks at the importance of Abram becoming Abraham and the role of faith in the life of Abraham and the life of every Christian. An encouraging word for anyone about to give up.
Author Archive | Douglas Bursch
The 5th Avenue Theatre’s presentation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame may have songs and movie title lettering from its Disney film predecessor, but this Seattle production has abandoned any pretense of Disney’s “Happiest Place on Earth” motif to thoroughly ground the musical in the tormented source material of Victor Hugo’s original novel. The themes are […]
Jesus told a room full of men to “leave her alone.” These words should serve as a warning to all of us as we process our current culture and the treatment of women in the church. Doug talks about why Jesus warned his followers to not judge the offering of a certain prophetic woman and […]
Doug talks about receiving correction. After last week’s show he had a conversation with a listener concerning how he could better communicate. Doug looks at our need to avoid defensiveness when being confronted about our weaknesses, growth areas or just plain old sin.
Doug talks about how church hate has become big business in the Christian ministry industry. He talks about the problem of assessing unhealthy community without faciliating better examples. He looks at the difference between a spectator and a reformer mindset. Lots of provocative ideas to contemplate on this week’s show.
When I told my wife, Jennifer that we were seeing the North American touring production of Love Never Dies at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, she asked me if it was a “new James Bond musical.” I said something such as “No, although I would totally see a James Bond musical, Love Never Dies is […]
Doug talks about a fundamental motivating passion of his life: the ministry of reconciliation. A powerful show for anyone wanting to facilitate a better conversation in life and online.
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.
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.