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.
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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 […]
I wrote this three years ago at the beginning of March. I’m reminded of all the amazing things God has done in that time! I have literally had hundred of doors open and the opportunity to speak to thousands of people, based on the faith steps included in this short letter to my church. I […]
If I really believe this thing called Christianity. . . then I better follow out the logic of my faith. If I’ve been set free from the power of death and sin. . . If I’ve been filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit. . . . If my future is eternal bliss with my […]
Every person, at least once in their lifetime, should experience the joy of setting up and knocking down a carefully spaced row of dominoes. Domino engineering has the perfect anticipation to payoff ratio. The more time one spends carefully aligning and designing a spiraling domino maze, the more rewarding the grand finale. Playing with dominoes […]