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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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United States

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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

Plank Removal Ministry

5/17/2019
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Doug talks about what motivates every sermon he preaches or show he produces. He looks at the ministry of removing the planks from our own eyes before we try to remove specks from the eyes of others.

Duration:00:26:00

Talking Weight Without Shame

5/10/2019
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Doug talks about issues of weight, weigh loss and health from an encouraging no shame perspective. He looks at the power of struggle, education and encouragement.

Duration:00:26:00

We Need More Christian Artists, Musicians, Poets and Dancers

5/3/2019
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Doug talks about the need for more Christian creativity. God is creative and we should express that creativity. The show looks at how and why we should encourage creativity.

Duration:00:26:00

Why Christ died for your sins

4/27/2019
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On today's show Doug talks about why Christ died for our sins. He looks at why Christ's death was needed to make us righteous. He looks at how Christ's death is an expression of God's love. Doug also looks at his dislike of superhero films. No Avengers: Endgame spoilers.

Duration:00:26:00

The Cross for the Sinned-Against

4/19/2019
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Doug looks at the cross for the sinned-against. He talks about how he used to neglect preaching the full story of the cross and how this hurt the abused and neglected. A great message on why the cross is about more than just the forgiveness of sins.

Duration:00:26:00

Christian Tipping Tips

4/12/2019
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On today's show Doug talks about how Christians could change the world if they were better witnesses in restaurants. He looks at tipping and the Sunday church rush. He also has a contest to win a free book.

Duration:00:26:00

Our Terrible Christian Witness

4/5/2019
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Doug talks about why Christianity is declining in America. He points out that it isn't the fault of those liberal "others," it is a reflection of our terrible witness. He looks at the duplicity of our Christian witness. He points out that many Christians learn about love on Sunday morning and follow people who preach hate the rest of the week.

Duration:00:26:00

The Breath of God

3/29/2019
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Doug talks about times of refreshing from the breath of God. He looks at the Holy Spirit as breath and life.

Duration:00:26:00

Mind Blindness

3/23/2019
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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.

Duration:00:26:00

The Problem with Asking for Forgiveness

3/15/2019
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Doug talks about why it might not be biblical to ask someone for forgiveness. This show delves into the process of repentance and looks at how sinners should pursue reconciliation with the people they have sinned against.

Duration:00:26:00

Toxic Church Growth Language

3/13/2019
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Doug talks about the toxic language that has crept into how leaders speak about church health and church growth. He advocates for leadership development that encourages more pastors to engage the harvest. This show challenges some of the fundamental assumptions of the church growth movement.

Duration:00:36:44

Who is Forming Your Voice?

3/9/2019
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Doug talks about who is forming our voice. He looks at why the disciples spoke like Christ and many Christians today speak like pagans.

Duration:00:26:00

God's Answer To Hopelessly Disconnected Relationships

3/6/2019
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Doug talks about God's answer to hopelessly disconnected relationships. He looks at how the Spirit can give us a voice that will reach every person, regardless of the divides.

Duration:00:26:00

Spirit-formed Identity

3/2/2019
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Doug talks about how our identity is often formed as a rejection or an embrace of the way we were parented. He looks at how people from authoritarian households reject or embrace their parents and how this rejection and embrace influences adult relationships.

Duration:00:26:00

God's Voice Through Bedtime Stories

2/25/2019
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Doug talks about how God spoke to us through the stories and movies we liked as children. He examines some of the childhood stories he loved and how they influenced his calling as an adult.

Duration:00:26:00

The Fire of God

2/15/2019
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Doug talks about the divided tongues of fire that rested on the believers in Acts 2 and that are available to every believer today. He looks at the prophetic authority given to both male and female at Pentecost.

Duration:00:26:00

Embracing Our Conflicted Selves

2/13/2019
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Doug talks about embracing our conflicted selves. He examines the concepts of duplicity, multiplicity and our human interior and exterior lives. Takes a deep look at human identity and wholeness.

Duration:00:36:59

Relationships vs. Roles (Masculinity, Marriage, Parenting)

2/8/2019
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Doug talks about how when our relationships aren't healthy we focus on roles, systems and structures. He looks at how an unhealthy focus on roles impacts our understanding of masculinity, marriage and parenting.

Duration:00:26:00

We Are Focusing On The Wrong Things

2/6/2019
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Doug sort of puts the show on hold and talks openly about his frustration with people focusing on the wrong things. He talks about his frustration with people giving their best energy to the wrong activities and advocates for change that is based on truly focusing in on what matters most.

Duration:00:26:00

Not Qualified For Our Calling

2/2/2019
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Doug talks about how the disciples picked someone to replace Judas based primarily on God's sufficiency to anoint ordinary people. He addresses how each of us can be the 12th apostle. A great show for anyone who doesn't feel qualified to move forward in his or her calling.

Duration:00:26:00