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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

Toxic Masculinity and Gentleness

1/18/2019
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Doug talks about a razor commercial, people freaking out, toxic masculinity and gentleness. A great show for anyone tired of the madness.

Duration:00:26:00

Sing a New Song

1/15/2019
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Doug talks about how our eternal, unchanging God tells us to sing a new song. Maybe it is time for you to embrace a new season in your life.

Duration:00:26:00

Are you a scoffer?

1/4/2019
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On today's show Doug talks about being a scoffer. Are we advancing the gospel or just sitting around ridiculing people?

Duration:00:26:00

Pursuing God When You've Been Forgotten

12/29/2018
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Doug talks about pursuing God when you've been forgotten. He looks at the life of John the Baptist to examine how we are called to pursue vision even when the world forgets about us.

Duration:00:26:00

Astrology, Polygamy, Pharaoh And Faith

12/19/2018
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Doug talks about how God works with people who diligently seek him, even though they have incomplete, inaccurate or even extremely errant theology. Doug looks at how faith grows not in having the right answers but in passionately pursuing Messiah. He gives examples of how God used astrologers, polygamists, and Pharaoh to reveal his will to the world.

Duration:00:26:00

Making Sacred Space in Every Day

12/14/2018
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On today's show Doug talks about making room for sacred moments in every single day of our lives, especially during the holiday season. He also talks about how he locked himself in his own shed.

Duration:00:26:00

Joseph vs Abraham Faith

12/12/2018
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Doug talks about the extremely important and unimportant role Joseph played in the Christmas story. Doug looks at how we need to embrace our incredibly important and unimportant role in God's plan for our lives.

Duration:00:26:00

The Dark Side of Community

12/7/2018
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On today's show Doug talks about how spiritual, physical and psychological abuse impact our ability to abide in community. He looks at how we need to be safe people who facilitate safe places for the sinned-against.

Duration:00:26:00

Worthy To Be Rescued

12/5/2018
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On today's show Doug talks about how you are worthy to be rescued and how God is strong enough to protect you during the storms of life. He shares inspiring music from his brother Dan's This Life and The Psalms Project albums. An encouraging show.

Duration:00:26:02

Abandon the Myth of the Perfect Church

11/30/2018
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On today's show Doug talks about abandoning the myth of the perfect church, family, friendship or community. Doug also talks about why he is praying for Robert Mueller and the Russian Investigation.

Duration:00:26:00

Vision for Small Church Pastors

11/28/2018
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Today's show is geared towards pastors of churches with 200 or fewer people. Doug talks about how easy it is to lose your identity pastoring in the church growth and assessment age. He gives advice on how to find and maintain your identity as a pastor of a small or normal sized church.

Duration:00:38:05

Never Minister Alone

11/24/2018
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Doug talks about how Jesus and his disciples ministered through community. He looks at how most Christian leadership books get the concept of Jesus and discipleship wrong.

Duration:00:26:00

Together a Temple, Alone in Trouble

11/17/2018
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On today's show Doug talks about the danger of being a lone, alone Christian. He looks at the biblical images of being the body of Christ and the temple of God. He also looks at the warning against destroying God's church.

Duration:00:26:00

A Fiery Furnace Calling

11/14/2018
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Doug talks about not giving up on our calling! He looks at the difference between being a spectator and being a doer of the kingdom. He talks about the power of not bowing down, no matter the fruitfulness of our calling.

Duration:00:32:38

Why Pentecost Matters

11/9/2018
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On today's show Doug talks about Pentecost and being a Pentecostal. He looks at the central reason the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost and what this means to us and our need for Christian community.

Duration:00:26:00

Why We Don't Repent

11/7/2018
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On today's show Doug talks about why people refuse to repent or to change course when their lives are clearly going in the wrong direction. Why do we justify our actions at the cost of spiritual transformation.

Duration:00:34:14

Saved for Community

11/2/2018
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Doug talks about how Christians have been saved to become a people that will bless the rest of the people on the face of the earth. Christ went to the cross to fulfill God's promise to Abraham. As Christians our lives are to be an expression of God's promise to Abraham. This means we live for community purposes.

Duration:00:26:00

Sin divides marriages, families, nations

10/26/2018
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On today's show Doug talks about how sin divides marriages, families and nations. He looks at the divided language of sin and the united language of Christ.

Duration:00:26:00

Pastor Appreciation

10/24/2018
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On today's show Doug talks about how you can influence the lives of thousands through encouraging a pastor or minister. There is no way to listen to today's show and not realize the difference you can immediately make in the world.

Duration:00:38:36

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