Doug talks about how we are only fully human in and through community. He looks at how community helps us understand God and ourselves.
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Doug shares his life verse and talks about God being strong in our greatest weaknesses. He also addresses his fear of being murdered while traveling alone and his disdain for most continental breakfasts.
Doug looks at something pastors and theologians seldom discuss: God limited human capacity and divided human community. A provocative show about the power of humans and the plan of God to stop us from destroying each other, his plans and his creation.
Clay Days by Doug Bursch Our tomorrows are clay men waiting for the breath of God. Someday God will choose to withhold His breath from the timetable of humanity. Until then, we take this enlivened day as a gift. The dust has been formed and animated by the breath of God. So we sing, dance, […]
I’d like to think that when God spoke the world into existence, it sounded more like a melody and less like a command, more like a song than an instruction. We try to make the way we communicate truth hierarchical. We give the sermon precedence over the song, the doctrine authority over simple heartfelt tears; […]
Too often, we present faith as the acceptance of theological distinctives, rather than the embrace of an eternal relationship. Sometimes we are more concerned with right thinking than right abiding. With this in mind, I’d like you to consider the condition of your relationship with Jesus. More specifically, what does your spiritual house look like? […]
What do Christians believe? Well that depends on enumerable variations on a theme. The source material is supposed to be biblical, but that is up for much debate. Within our popular culture discussions, Christianity has become like the word balance. Everyone says they are trying to live a balanced life, but no one really knows […]
Lately I’ve been wrestling with a dream, a God-given dream I cannot shake. Or maybe it’s not a dream, maybe it’s an unrealistic expectation or an overactive imagination. Maybe it’s my dream, not God’s? No! It’s a God given dream! It must be His dream, the kind of dream that requires faith for outcomes not […]
The Evil God Allows by Doug Bursch Abel’s offering was acceptable to God, it pleased God. Cain’s offering was not acceptable, it did not please God. Abel gave God his best, Cain gave something less. God told Cain to do that which is acceptable, “Do good, for evil is crouching in the corner, ready to […]
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 […]