Doug looks at how we sometimes desire to create utopians communities to escape the inevitable problems of existence. He examines the similarities between progressive and conservative leaders and the movements they facilitate.
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Doug talks about how to love someone with mind blindness and looks at how grace should influence how we treat the people we love who don’t always understand our needs.
On today’s show Doug talks about the myth of balance. Doug looks at how people often talk about balancing truth with love, forgiveness with justice or our emotions with our intellect. He challenges the very notion of putting these concepts on the same continuum. Today’s show is all about the myths we believe and the […]
Doug talks about how many have a very limited definition of grace that does not represent the full biblical meaning. He addresses how grace is more than just the absence of punishment but the fullness of God’s blessing and favor.
After reading various blogs concerning forgiveness, reconciliation, resignation and Pastor Mark Driscoll, (See Rachel Held Evans , Jonathan Merritt and Matthew Paul Turner) I decided to do a show on what true reconciliation should look like for Mars Hill, Mark Driscoll and any community dealing with broken relationships. The goal is to advocate for a […]
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 […]
2000 years ago Jesus said to experts of the law. “Woe to you if you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry. And then you yourselves will not lift a finger to help them.” (Luke 11:46) Little has changed in the intervening years. A prominent minister in our day confided to me, “If […]
Things to remember before you try to change the world. God is not a Republican. He’s not a Democrat, a Libertarian or a member of the Green Party. God is neither far right nor far left. He is definitely not a moderate. God’s not even an American. God will not show you His papers. God […]
The sun rises on the evil and the good. The rain falls on the wicked and the just. And grace defines the life of every person who has ever walked this earth. I woke up early to write today’s reflection. The house and world was dark and my mind was muddled. So I waited for […]