Doug talks about two seemingly competing ways of determining vision, mission and values for Christian communities. Is it the Moses Model or the Pentecost Model? Maybe it is both. Doug also talks about surviving Christian bootcamp!
Author Archive | Douglas Bursch
Doug talks about the power of seeing the church as the body of Christ and the temple of God. In isolation we cannot understand or express the fullness of God. He also talks about the dangers of destroying or dividing God’s church.
Doug talks about why the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost and how Pentecost reversed the curse of Babel. No snakes were handled.
You might not fully understand one of the primary reasons Christ saved you. Here is a hint: it is not about you! Doug talks about the powerful community implications of salvation by looking at God’s promise to Abraham.
Doug looks at abiding in community when we “don’t like people.”
Doug looks at something pastors and theologians seldom discuss: God limited human capacity and divided human community. A provocative show about the power of humans and the plan of God to stop us from destroying each other, his plans and his creation.
Doug looks at the dividing reality of sin and the uniting reality of healthy community. When sin rules a relationship, we use the language of division. When God rules a relationship, we use the language of “us.” On today’s show we examines how sin divides families, churches and even nations. Doug talks about how George […]
On today’s show Doug looks at trying to control God and people. We all do it, how come? Also, we examine the why behind the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the power of human choice. Doug also delves into his struggles with being an introvert. The Community of God: A Theology […]
To be human is to be in community. On today’s show Doug talks about how community makes us more human. He looks at why Eve was created last and why there is no such thing as a self-made person. He also talks about his struggles with dyslexia and his calling to be a writer. The […]
What is wrong with the church? There is a whole industry of books, conferences and experts talking about why the church is declining. On today’s show Doug talks about an answer many are overlooking. The Community of God: A Theology of the Church From a Reluctant Pastor is available through Amazon or this Website