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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.




Discerning God's Will

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

The Dark Side of Community

Doug talks about The Dark Side of Community. He looks at dealing with spiritual and physical abuse within the community of God. Doug also addresses the unique and often misunderstood challenges of ministering with people who have been abused.

Duration: 00:33:37

Perfect Community in a Broken World

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

Christian Podcasts, Blogs, Celebrities and Accountability

Doug talks about the accountablity of our modern day Christian communication and the formation of Scripture.

Duration: 00:32:27

Ministry Together

Doug addresses a key element left out of so many Christian leadership books: In the New Testament, people ministered in ministry pairs or teams. Doug talks about how co-pastoring with Dan Behrens changed his life.

Duration: 00:33:11

Discipleship Through Community

Doug talks about how Jesus discipled through community. He looks at discipleship as a relationship more than a process and examines the problem with making discipleship a church program rather than a way of living.

Duration: 00:33:59

A Community-Sized Calling

Doug talks about two seemingly competing ways of determining vision, mission and values for Christian communities. Is it the Moses Model or the Pentecost Model? Maybe it is both. Doug also talks about surviving Christian bootcamp!

Duration: 00:35:06

One Body, One Temple, One Church

Doug talks about the power of seeing the church as the body of Christ and the temple of God. In isolation we cannot understand or express the fullness of God. He also talks about the dangers of destroying or dividing God's church.

Duration: 00:31:37

United Through Pentecost

Doug talks about why the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost and how Pentecost reversed the curse of Babel. No snakes were handled.

Duration: 00:33:30

Saved for Community

You might not fully understand one of the primary reasons Christ saved you. Here is a hint: it is not about you! Doug talks about the powerful community implications of salvation by looking at God's promise to Abraham.

Duration: 00:31:24

"I Don't Like People..."

Doug looks at abiding in community when we "don't like people."

Duration: 00:36:47

God Limits Humans and Divides Community

Doug looks at something pastors and theologians seldom discuss: God limited human capacity and divided human community. A provocative show about the power of humans and the plan of God to stop us from destroying each other, his plans and his creation.

Duration: 00:31:27

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