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.
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.
Doug talks about the accountablity of our modern day Christian communication and the formation of Scripture.
Doug addresses a key element left out of so many Christian leadership books: In the New Testament, people ministered in ministry pairs or teams. Doug talks about how co-pastoring with Dan Behrens changed his life.
Doug talks about how Jesus discipled through community. He looks at discipleship as a relationship more than a process and examines the problem with making discipleship a church program rather than a way of living.
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!