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Pastor and writer Doug Bursch talks about life, God and Christian community from a fairly spiritual perspective.

Pastor and writer Doug Bursch talks about life, God and Christian community from a fairly spiritual perspective.
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Pastor and writer Doug Bursch talks about life, God and Christian community from a fairly spiritual perspective.

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English


Episodes

Created for Community

10/19/2018
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On today's show Doug talks about how we are truly human in community. He looks at the creation of humans, the creation of community and the role community plays in helping us understand God, love and ourselves.

Duration:00:26:00

The Ministry of Encouragement

10/17/2018
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Doug talks about the importance of encouragement. He also talks about receiving his first negative call about the radio show!

Duration:00:29:06

His Strength in Our Weakness

10/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:29:54

Without Love the Supreme Court Means Nothing

10/5/2018
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Doug talks about how love needs to be the foundation behind all of our religious and political activity. Without love our witness is meaningless and our political gains are meaningless. Without love, the laws we change and the judges we appoint have no value in the advancement of the gospel. Doug also talks about a surprise visit from a coyote.

Duration:00:25:56

People of His Presence

10/3/2018
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Doug talks about what distinguishes Christians from the rest of the people on the face of the earth. And he talks about a seal hitting a kayaker with an octopus.

Duration:00:27:27

The Partisan Political Demon

9/28/2018
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Doug Talks about the difference between being political versus partisan. He looks at how Christians are called to not just be right, but reconciling. He also examines George Washington's Farewell Address and what it tells us about America's real problem.

Duration:00:25:57

Curious George According to the Spirit

9/26/2018
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Doug talks about what's wrong with Curious George's name and the spurious activity of The Man With the Yellow Hat. He also gives practical examples of how to live "according to the Spirit" instead of "according to the flesh."

Duration:00:29:56

The Favor of the Father

9/19/2018
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Doug Talks about why it is important to know who we are in Christ before we head out into the world. He looks at why Jesus was baptized and why Amazon keeps recommending people purchase dog brushes whenever they search Doug Bursch.

Duration:00:26:02

Unfailing Love

9/14/2018
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Doug talks about what is separating us from loving Jesus and loving others. He also talks about the best job in the world.

Duration:00:26:02

Forgotten Fruit of the Spirit

9/12/2018
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Doug talks about the foundational principles of the gospel that Christians have lost and the need to find them. He also talks about a cat that would not go away.

Duration:00:29:27

Known for Love

9/7/2018
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Doug talks about how Christians are to be known for how much we love. He also talks about the most unlucky man in America.

Duration:00:26:04

Faith for Failures

6/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:34

Leave Her Alone

6/6/2018
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Jesus told a room full of men to "leave her alone." These words should serve as a warning to all of us as we process our current culture and the treatment of women in the church. Doug talks about why Jesus warned his followers to not judge the offering of a certain prophetic woman and why he commanded the church to honor the offering of this woman whenever the gospel is preached. This is a powerful show for anyone who has been constantly scorned for their sincere Christ-focused ministry.

Duration:00:35:55

Receiving Correction

5/23/2018
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Doug talks about receiving correction. After last week's show he had a conversation with a listener concerning how he could better communicate. Doug looks at our need to avoid defensiveness when being confronted about our weaknesses, growth areas or just plain old sin.

Duration:00:25:24

The Church Hate Industry

5/16/2018
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Doug talks about how church hate has become big business in the Christian ministry industry. He talks about the problem of assessing unhealthy community without faciliating better examples. He looks at the difference between a spectator and a reformer mindset. Lots of provocative ideas to contemplate on this week's show.

Duration:00:31:55

Reconciliation: The Motivation of My Life

5/8/2018
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Doug talks about a fundamental motivating passion of his life: the ministry of reconciliation. A powerful show for anyone wanting to facilitate a better conversation in life and online.

Duration:00:36:40

Mark Driscoll and Reconciliation

4/4/2018
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Doug talks about the need for pastor Mark Driscoll to embrace the ministry of reconciliation before he publishes another book, preaches another sermon or starts another church. This is a thoughtful but focused discussion on why every minister must take reconciliation seriously and why Mark Driscoll's new book is ultimately problematic.

Duration:00:31:32

Selfish Ambition: Zero Fame and Zero Gain

3/21/2018
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Doug talks about ministering for zero fame and zero gain. He looks at the story of the widow's mite and his own struggle with selfish ambition.

Duration:00:35:08

Help for strange ministers

3/13/2018
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On today's show Doug provides advice for strange or "different" pastors. This show is for introverts, the overly-sensitive or any minister who just doesn't fit in.

Duration:00:44:01

Creativity in a Devouring World

2/28/2018
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Today's show is all about encouraging Christians to create, to write, to draw, to paint, to dance, to do what God has placed on their hearts. Doug talks about resisting the spirit of this negative, spectator, assessment age through creativity. He looks at how we need to expand our definition of Christian art and Christian creativity. A great show for people who need encouragement in their creative pursuits.

Duration:00:34:43