[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 […]
Author Archive | Douglas Bursch
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.
Doug talks about whether or not social media can replace the role of gathering with a local church. He looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of social media community.
The touring production of the Broadway musical comedy farce Something Rotten opened last night at The 5th Avenue Theatre to uproarious laughter and applause from an audience that was well suited for the show’s greatest strengths. Something Rotten is a somewhat satirical, but mostly ridiculous, silly send-up of the American musical theater genre. It is […]
Doug talks about The Dark Side of Community. He looks at dealing with spiritual and physical abuse within the community of God. Doug also addresses the unique and often misunderstood challenges of ministering with people who have been abused.
Doug talks about elements that must be present in every healthy church. He also shares a sacred story about watching a church die before his very eyes.