(Update: A day after posting this piece I searched my name and the problem has been fixed in America! I am no longer a Dog Brush on their American search engine! Their Canada search still doesn’t recognize my existence. Oh well, it is a start! Thank you Amazon and thanks to the power of social […]
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Unfiltered Interview With Doug Bursch
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 […]
The Community of God: A Theology of the Church From a Reluctant Pastor
[The following is a special free preview of my new book, The Community of God: A Theology of the Church From a Reluctant Pastor. Please read, enjoy and share. I believe these words will encourage anyone who believes Christian community is important but is tired of being hurt by people.] She screamed, “I don’t have […]
Everyone on the Internet is Real-how to develop a philosophy of social media (part 2)
This is the second part of a conversation Tim Fall and I are having about social media. We asked each other some important questions about social media and responded without looking at each other’s answers. We found that we have a bit in common. Anyway, You can read the first post at Tim’s blog by […]
My Best Thoughts on Reforming the Church
Recently, I had the privilege of being a guest on Bogdan Kipko’s Fuel for Life podcast. We talked for an hour about really important topics related to reforming the Church. We looked at some troubling ideas Donald Miller has recently expressed concerning the church, we addressed the role of rebellion in ministry and I gave […]
Many Reasons to Leave the Church: Jesus is Not One of Them!
Rachel Held Evans recently wrote a blog for CNN on why millennials are leaving the church. After reading her thoughts, I decided to dedicate a large portion of my radio show to the assumption that people are leaving the Church because it’s not Christian enough. As a radio host and pastor, I have a unique […]
Poems from a Plane (2/15/2012): Starting over, Bitter Saint, A Thoughtless Offering, My Present Need, Barb. . . ara, and The Problem with Spiritual Fathers.
Poems from a Plane (2/15/2012) Starting Over by Doug Bursch Before I say goodbye to this life, I will begin again. And I will believe that a rebirth is better than an inevitable end. I’m sure it will seem irresponsible to some. . . But so few actually try. So even if I’m wayward, I […]
Spring Seems to Have Sprung.
Spring seems to have sprung. The flowering plum trees have given up on dormancy to once again burst on the scene, drawing pink poetic contrast to tornadoesque skies. Even so, this year the plum blossoms appear particularly susceptible to the whims of prevailing winds. A rain and wind, one-two punch, could quickly change that canvas. […]
Bury Me Upside Down, Coffin Lid Open
The Dust of Eden It’s all a bit odd. Dirt covers the earth and pavement covers the dirt. People travel the pavement in cars. They sit in their cars, on their phones, talking to someone else, somewhere else. Eden is buried, it’s beneath us. Dirt covers the earth and buildings cover the dirt. In the […]
Reasons not to believe in God
Reasons people don’t believe in God. . . God is immoral. Why would God allow for such pain and suffering? If God is good, why does he allow bad things to happen? I cannot follow a God who would allow bad things to happen. Shame on you God! Shame on your morality. God is indifferent. […]