Doug talks about faith for failures or succeeding when it looks like you are failing. He looks at the importance of Abram becoming Abraham and the role of faith in the life of Abraham and the life of every Christian. An encouraging word for anyone about to give up.
Jesus told a room full of men to “leave her alone.” These words should serve as a warning to all of us as we process our current culture and the treatment of women in the church. Doug talks about why Jesus warned his followers to not judge the offering of a certain prophetic woman and […]
Doug talks about receiving correction. After last week’s show he had a conversation with a listener concerning how he could better communicate. Doug looks at our need to avoid defensiveness when being confronted about our weaknesses, growth areas or just plain old sin.
Doug talks about how church hate has become big business in the Christian ministry industry. He talks about the problem of assessing unhealthy community without faciliating better examples. He looks at the difference between a spectator and a reformer mindset. Lots of provocative ideas to contemplate on this week’s show.
Doug talks about a fundamental motivating passion of his life: the ministry of reconciliation. A powerful show for anyone wanting to facilitate a better conversation in life and online.
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 the myth of balance. Doug looks at how people often talk about balancing truth with love, forgiveness with justice or our emotions with our intellect. He challenges the very notion of putting these concepts on the same continuum. Today’s show is all about the myths we believe and the […]