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!
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.