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.
Doug shares a special unfiltered interview of his guest appearance on the Fuel For Life Podcast, hosted by Bogdan Kipko. During the podcast, Doug talks about ministry and accountability, dealing with conflict, celebrity Christian culture, consumerism, the problem with options, the purpose of the church, spirituality versus sensuality, dealing with hurt in the church, spectating […]
Doug talks about fundamental problems with the church growth movement and gives suggestions on better ways to encourage pastors and churches to pursue God’s calling. Lots of provocative thoughts about why the experts are increasing but the church at large is still declining.
Doug talks about the problem with focusing our lives on trending topics. He examines how Jesus avoided addressing interactions that would have derailed his purpose for ministry. He looks at how we let social media or even Satan set the agenda for our days and spiritual lives.
Doug talks about implementing and pursuing God’s vision for your ministry in the face of failure and lack of encouragement. He talks about his own calling to minister through weakness, instead of through power and platform.