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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

Mental Illness and the Church

2/13/2018
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Doug talks about mental illness and the church. He looks at how the mind can be harmed like any other part of the human body. He addresses how Christians and the church should deal with issues such as depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.

Duration:00:31:04

Strength in Weakness

2/7/2018
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Doug talks about God's power being revealed through our weaknesses. He shares several stories about how God has been strong through his weakness, including a terrible example of how to minister to a man with one foot. A great show for anyone who doesn't feel strong enough to do what God has called him or her to do.

Duration:00:47:35

The Myth of Balance

2/1/2018
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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 danger they cause us when discussing ideas such as truth and love.

Duration:00:36:02

Time for the Church Growth Movement to Die

1/18/2018
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On today’s show Doug talks about why the church growth movement needs to die. This is a strong, provocative show about some of the fundamental problems with a movement that is not growing the church or bringing more leaders into the harvest field. Doug pours out his heart calling for a better way to engage a giant problem in the American church. This show will most likely offend and encourage.

Duration:00:46:10

Church Sex Scandal

1/12/2018
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Doug talks about how Christians view and handle church sex scandals. He looks at the big issues of power dynamics, legal consequences, repentance, reconciliation, truth, love and how we communicate about very controversial issues.

Duration:00:41:22

Energy-Yes, Quality-No: Better Ways to Assess Your Life

1/3/2018
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Doug talks about ways to assess the health of our spiritual lives. He looks at artist Thomas Hirschhorn's concept of Energy-Yes, Quality-No; relationship versus legalism; the S/spirit of our theology and our ability to hear and follow the voice of Jesus. Also, there is a special brief apperance from Christian Mickey Mouse. Clearly the best show of the year!

Duration:00:46:46

The Abortion Dilemma

12/13/2017
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Does voting for the other candidate make you a baby murderer? On today's show Doug talks about the highly charged abortion debate and the current problems with Christian political discourse concerning the unborn. He looks at practical, real world ways to contend for life without being politically manipulated.

Duration:00:33:25

Political Christianity Disillusionment

12/5/2017
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Doug talks about how to respond to disillusionment with the current Christian political climate and witness. He also talks about apathy as an expression of privilege. This show will encourage anyone who feels lost in the political madness.

Duration:00:37:42

Why Don't People Apologize

11/29/2017
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Doug talks about why people don't apologize, how a partisan culture works against repentance and how a better understanding of grace leads to saying your sorry.

Duration:00:41:10

Grace Upon Grace: It Ain't Just About Punishment

11/22/2017
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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.

Duration:00:22:55

Discerning God's Will

11/16/2017
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Doug talks about discerning God's will. He looks at old forms and new forms of legalism, living according to the Spirit versus according to the flesh and how to practically discern God's leading. A great show for people looking for practical discernment.

Duration:00:41:10

Unfiltered Interview With Doug Bursch

11/8/2017
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Doug shares a special unfiltered interview of his guest appearance on the Fuel For Life Podcast, hosted by Bogdan Kipko. During the podcast, Doug talks about ministry and accountability, dealing with conflict, celebrity Christian culture, consumerism, the problem with options, the purpose of the church, spirituality versus sensuality, dealing with hurt in the church, spectating versus doing, validation through popularity, how to judge success and many other topics of ministry. This is...

Duration:01:05:27

Church Growth the Musical

11/1/2017
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Doug talks about fundamental problems with the church growth movement and gives suggestions on better ways to encourage pastors and churches to pursue God's calling. Lots of provocative thoughts about why the experts are increasing but the church at large is still declining.

Duration:00:48:00

The Problem With Trending Topics

10/26/2017
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Doug talks about the problem with focusing our lives on trending topics. He addresses how Jesus avoided addressing interactions that would have derailed his purpose for ministry. He looks at how we let social media or even Satan set the agenda for our days and spiritual lives.

Duration:00:38:10

Pursuing Vision Without Power or Platform

10/19/2017
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Doug talks about implementing and pursuing God’s vision for your ministry in the face of failure and lack of encouragement. He talks about his own calling to minister through weakness, instead of through power and platform.

Duration:00:40:19

Faith that Moves Mountains

10/11/2017
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Doug talks about radical faith in the face of profound disillusionment. Why we sometimes have to curse a tree that isn't producing fruit, so that we can live for a mountain moving revolution.

Duration:00:30:23

Why does a good God allow great evil?

10/3/2017
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In response to the trajedy in Las Vegas, Doug talks about why would a good God allow for evil in the world. He looks at issues related to God's sovereignty and human free will. He also examines why Hell is included in the story of God's great love for His powerful creation.

Duration:00:39:12

I Am One in Community

9/27/2017
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Doug talks about being fully human in community. He gives a passionate plea for the centrality of abiding in community to fully embrace the work of the cross.

Duration:00:33:05

The Social Media Church

9/21/2017
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Doug talks about whether or not social media can replace the role of gathering with a local church. He looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of social media community.

Duration:00:34:29

Perfect Community in a Broken World

9/6/2017
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Doug talks about elements that must be present in every healthy church. He also shares a sacred story about watching a church die before his very eyes.

Duration:00:35:32

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