The following is an excerpt from my latest book, Posting Peace: Why Social Media Divides Us and What We Can Do About It.
Author Archive | Douglas Bursch
My Brain Contains Multitudes In Walt Whitman’s poem, Section 51, Song of Myself, we find this often-quoted stanza: “Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” In the context of the poem, Whitman might be addressing how we exist in the past, present and future. Our present […]
Doug looks at the actual reasons churches and church attendance are declining. The answers go far beyond bad pastors, bad churches and bad theology.
Doug looks at how bad theology is often used to defend the bad behaviors of bad pastors.
Doug talks about living with dyslexia and dyscalculia. He looks at the often overlooked or minimized signs of these learning disabilities and advocates for more awareness, sensitivity and consideration.
Doug looks at online divisiveness, church decline and relationship conflicts from a non-moral, non-ethical, non-spiritual perspective.
So…I wrote a book about Posting Peace. I really want my words to help facilitate better conversations and redemptive conflicts. However, I also don’t want to be hurt. I want to write and speak truth about our need to engage in the ministry of reconciliation, but I don’t want people to be angry with me. […]
I’m excited to announce that I’ve developed some resources to help people lead a small group study of Posting Peace or to actually preach through the book in a six-week sermon series. Anyone leading a group study of Posting Peace or preaching through the book will have the tremendous opportunity to facilitate discussions and activities […]
Doug talks about how complementarianism leads to the abuse of women. The Fairly Spiritual Show · Abuse and Complementarianism
Doug talks about the problems with a mission to Mars, trouble in the Suez canal and how faith is often like trying to change direction on a ship. The Fairly Spiritual Show · Mars, Suez and Steering Your Faith