Today’s show is geared towards pastors of churches with 200 or fewer people. Doug talks about how easy it is to lose your identity pastoring in the church growth and assessment age. He gives advice on how to find and maintain your identity as a pastor of a small or normal sized church.
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Doug talks about mental illness and the church. He looks at how the mind can be harmed like any other part of the human body. He addresses how Christians and the church should deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health problems.
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 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 elements that must be present in every healthy church. He also shares a sacred story about watching a church die before his very eyes.
What is wrong with the church? There is a whole industry of books, conferences and experts talking about why the church is declining. On today’s show Doug talks about an answer many are overlooking. The Community of God: A Theology of the Church From a Reluctant Pastor is available through Amazon or this Website
I believe both men and women are called to preach and teach the word of God. These are the last days, and in the last days God has poured out his Spirit on all flesh. Therefore, the sons and daughters of God will prophesy the good news of the Kingdom of God to all flesh […]
(This was originally posted in The Evangelical Pulpit at Patheos) The Masculinity Myth: The Real Reason Men Don’t Go to Church Today during worship, we were singing a song about God being our loving Father. As we sang, I realized it was the kind of song manly-men Christian pastors hate. It’s the sort of song […]
So many respond to the Church from a place of idealized fiction. They rebuke the Church’s inability to measure up to their fantasy, unwilling to recognize that the Church is full of broken people, broken leaders and broken promises. The Church does not exist as an idealized oasis. It’s people, God and grace. God loves […]