Doug talks about the need for pastor Mark Driscoll to embrace the ministry of reconciliation before he publishes another book, preaches another sermon or starts another church. This is a thoughtful but focused discussion on why every minister must take reconciliation seriously and why Mark Driscoll’s new book is ultimately problematic.
Doug talks about ministering for zero fame and zero gain. He looks at the story of the widow’s mite and his own struggle with selfish ambition.
On today’s show Doug provides advice for strange or “different” pastors. This show is for introverts, the overly-sensitive or any minister who just doesn’t fit in.
Doug talks about God’s power being revealed through our weaknesses. He shares several stories about how God has been strong through his weakness, including a terrible example of how to minister to a man with one foot. A great show for anyone who doesn’t feel strong enough to do what God has called him or […]
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 […]
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.
Doug talks about discerning God’s will. He looks at old forms and new forms of legalism, living according to the Spirit versus according to the flesh and how to practically discern God’s leading. A great show for people looking for practical discernment.