The Ekklesia Podcast
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 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 Ekklesia Podcast as well. In this episode, we had an informal conversation about the different types of abuse in the modern church and the impact the #ChurchToo movement is having on exposing abuse. Victims of abuse are finding their voice and speaking up about abuse that has been going on for years, which the church has been working hard to spin, cover up, and keep quiet. It is our opinion that the top-down authority structures found in most institutional church settings is a huge part of the problem that feeds attempted cover-ups of abuse within its walls while silencing its victims through shame, threats, and intimidation. Join our conversation as we talk through #ChurchToo. You will find our Grace Cafe Podcast at: http://www.gracepodcast.cafe/ -Enjoy!
Episodes of This Show
Nov 5, 2017