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 […]
Author Archive | Douglas Bursch
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 […]
Every year Craig DesJardins provides me with a new Thematic Bible Reading Plan to share with my Fairly Spiritual friends. Here is the 2018 edition. Feel free to use this plan and to share it with others. Please make sure you credit Craig DesJardins for all his hard work. Enjoy and God bless! 2018 Click […]
Does voting for the other candidate make you a baby murderer? On today’s show Doug talks about the highly charged abortion debate and the current problems with Christian political discourse concerning the unborn. He looks at practical, real world ways to contend for life without being politically manipulated.
Doug talks about how to respond to disillusionment with the current Christian political climate and witness. He also talks about apathy as an expression of privilege. This show will encourage anyone who feels lost in the political madness.
There is no way for me to write my review of the 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn without sounding racist. Incidentally, when people use the qualifying phrase “sounding racist” they are usually just being racist. Here is the big problem. The 5th Avenue Theatre’s current, not racist version of Holiday Inn […]
Doug talks about why people don’t apologize, how a partisan culture works against repentance and how a better understanding of grace leads to saying your sorry.
Doug talks about how many have a very limited definition of grace that does not represent the full biblical meaning. He addresses how grace is more than just the absence of punishment but the fullness of God’s blessing and favor.