The Ekklesia Podcast
By Mike Adams
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Mike Adams, a former pastor in institutional church settings is your host for this podcast. Jesus-centered and gospel-focused, the Ekklesia Podcast asks honest questions about the institutional church and religious/church tradition. Ekklesia (pronounced ek-lay-SEE-a) is a transliteration of the Greek word used in the New Testament that is most commonly translated "church" in our English Bibles. The word "church" comes from an old English wording meaning "a lord's house" and is a poor translation of ekklesia. Far from referring to a location or an institutional setting, ekklesia refers to a community of people living life together without the empty obligations present in institutional settings. Join me on this journey from church back to ekklesia.
||CleanEpisode 13 | #ChurchToo||If it leaves a trail of abused victims, it isn't Jesus. This episode of The Ekklesia Podcast is a cross-posting of an episode Susan and I did on our Grace Cafe Podcast concerning the #ChurchToo movement. I felt the content was a good fit for The...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 | Preach the Word?||Welcome to episode 12 of The Ekklesia Podcast. The Apostle Paul told Timothy to "preach the word". Tradition has convinced us over the years that what Paul meant was for Timothy to be active in doing expository, verse-by-verse teaching of Scripture...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 | Pulpits and Pastors||Welcome to episode 11 of the Ekklesia Podcast. Let's talk about pulpits and pastors. Almost without exception, the pulpit is central in institutional church settings. Everything points to the pulpit. The seating is intentionally arranged facing the...||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 | Community and Accountablility||Happy New Year and welcome to episode 10 of The Ekklesia Podcast. We've broken through the single-digit episode barrier on this first day of 2018! In this episode, let's talk about community and accountability. In our various church settings, we hear...||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 | Rethinking Formal Church Membership||Welcome to episode 9 of the Ekklesia Podcast. Let's talk about formal church membership. Is formal church membership necessary and why do most institutional church settings require it? Why am I viewed with suspicion if I don't become a formal member...||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 | Flirting with Moses||Welcome to episode 8 of the Ekklesia Podcast. As I take my place behind the podcast microphone for the first time in about 2 months, let's talk about some foundational truths that we'll be drawing on in future episodes. Let's talk about some of the...||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 | Performance Burnout||My Conversation with Rocky Glenn||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 | A Greater Than Moses||Welcome to episode 6 of The Ekklesia Podcast! So much of what we encounter in the institutional church setting has its roots in the Old Covenant. Sanctuaries, special days, special places, special people who alone, can intercede between God and the...||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 | Our Journey Out of the Institutional Church||Welcome to Episode 5 of the Ekklesia Podcast! The is the first episode in our new home at The Ekklesia Podcast. My wife Susan joins me again for this episode as we talk about our journey out of the institutional church setting and into a more...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 | UnSunday: Rethinking the Clergy/Laity Distinction||Welcome to the fourth episode of The Ekklesia Podcast. In this episode I crack open the lid on the clergy/laity distinction that exists within the institutional church. Like so many other topics we're going to discuss as this podcast continues to grow..||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 | UnSunday: Who Are the Pastors?||Welcome to the third episode of the Ekklesia Podcast! I'm still feeling my way through the newness of this podcast. Thanks for joining me on this journey. In this episode, I interact with Jon Zens' latest book entitled, Jesus is Family: His...||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 | UnSunday: How Did We Get Here?||Welcome to episode 2 of The Ekklesia Podcast! My wife Susan joins me in this episode as we escape the extreme heat of the southwest and find ourselves in the tall pines of Arizona. It was there that we decided to record this episode - a podcast in the..||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 | UnSunday: Introduction||Welcome to the Ekklesia Podcast! I'm labeling these first few episodes UnSunday because they are the episodes I started on my UnSunday Podcast and have since moved them here. Ekklesia more accurately describes this podcast, so I will be closing the...||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Whether you a a church member, thinking of leaving the church or are completely committed to a local body, this podcast will bless you, challenge and encourage you. It helps you feel that you are not alone.