photo copy August 02

A Private Letter to Hurting Pastors

A Private Letter to Hurting Pastors by Pastor Doug Bursch NOTE TO READER: Recently, I wrote a letter to a good friend of mine who is also a full time pastor. At the time, he was facing some really difficult relational challenges in the church he faithfully serves. I’ve decided to share a modified version […]

68 November 03

Favorite With A Heart Instead of a Star: Not Twitter’s Best Idea

So Twitter came up with the terrible idea to turn their favorite button into a heart emoji. I just couldn’t resist ranting about it on Twitter. The following is a curated sampling of my response to the ridiculous change. Rumor has it twitter will replace the retweet sign with a clown riding a unicorn jumping […]

Church and Pumpkin October 19

Stop Platforming Mega Church Pumpkins to Help Normal Sized Churches

Eventually there will be more church growth books and articles than people who actually attend churches. Until then, here’s one more. As a pastor, no one has to convince me to desire church growth. On the saintly reason front, I totally want to share the good news of the Gospel with anyone who has ears […]

subterr-300x193 October 16

A Reflection on Subterranean: Rooting in Community

Dan White Jr. has written a new book called Subterranean: Why the Future of the Church is Rootedness. This post is part of the “Blog Tour” for the book. I’m focusing on Chapter 10: Rooting in Community.  When Dan White Jr. asked me to join the blog tour for his new book Subterranean: Why the […]

the Late Show September 17

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Has Room for Improvement

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert launched last week and the first shows demonstrate great promise but some weaknesses as well. As a big Colbert fan, I must admit that I’m rather biased in favor of rooting for his success. Thankfully, there is plenty to root for. – I’m glad to see Colbert has embraced […]

From the glass museum September 15

Things to remember before I try to change the world

Things to remember before I try to change the world. God is not a Republican. He’s not a Democrat, a Libertarian or a member of the Green Party. God is neither far right nor far left. He is definitely not a moderate. God’s not even an American. God will not show me His papers. God […]

kindness September 04

Without Kindness It’s Simply Not Biblical

I’d like to take a break from all the foolish talk and actually just focus on stuff the Bible talks about. So let’s talk about kindness. I have about 6 years of postgraduate theological education, but my theological background is not needed to figure out the Bible’s view of kindness. Just go to your favorite […]

Starbucks (I'm Bored) September 02

Starbucks Parenting

So a lawyer decided to test Jesus by asking Him one of those big theological questions everyone likes to fight about. He said, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” Jesus responded without hesitation, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all […]


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