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!
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 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.
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 […]
On today’s show Doug talks about Chapter One of his new book, The Community of God: A Theology of the Church From a Reluctant Pastor. He looks at the myth of utopian community and why a theology of Christian community is so important. The Community of God: A Theology of the Church From a Reluctant […]