Doug talks about how God works with people who diligently seek him, even though they have incomplete, inaccurate or even extremely errant theology. Doug looks at how faith grows not in having the right answers but in passionately pursuing Messiah. He gives examples of how God used astrologers, polygamists, and Pharaoh to reveal his will […]
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Doug talks about the extremely important and unimportant role Joseph played in the Christmas story. Doug looks at how we need to embrace our incredibly important and unimportant role in God’s plan for our lives.
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.
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 radical faith in the face of profound disillusionment. Why we sometimes have to curse a tree that isn’t producing fruit, so that we can live for a mountain moving revolution.
The following are two essential foundations for the study of Christian theology: A Theology of Presence Christian theology must be rooted in the abiding presence of God. Theology done well flows from authentic relationship. God speaks, God moves, God leads and we respond. Christian theology is initiated by our resurrect Christ through the guiding power of […]
Crumbling by Doug Bursch I am comforted by the crumbling. That this new development, with new marriages and new Starbucks, It will crumble…gradually to me, quickly to God, it will cease to be new. I am comforted by the fading. That this new thing will eventually become old, old and tired, old and spent. It […]
I will be amazed by Doug Bursch I tried to make a science out of my God, but He refused to get in my petri dish. I tried to tame and encapsulate my God, but He refused to be caged or leashed. I tried to use and consume my God, but He refused to be […]
The Bible is a radical document. When we read and believe the Word, it messes up our lives. The Word of the Lord will not serve our interests. Scripture was written to advance God’s interests. Consequently, a heavy dose of God’s Word will turn each and ever persons life upside down. This world will try […]
The Problem with Christmas Magic by Doug Bursch I enjoy Disneyland. Disneyland is square footage within a well fortified boundary. Within the boundary is magic; outside the boundary is Southern California. Southern California is less magical. My family and I regularly travel to Southern California for the purpose of abiding within the fortified boundaries, within […]