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Jesus-centered and gospel-focused, the Ekklesia Podcast asks honest questions about the modern institutional church and what 2,000 years of religious/church tradition has given us. Are the churches we build a true expression of the one Jesus is building? My name is Mike Adams and I am a former pastor in institutional church settings and host and producer of The Ekklesia Podcast.

Join me in this journey from Church back to Ekklesia.

Apr 18, 2018

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...


Apr 5, 2018

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 from cover-to-cover and when he's finished, to start over. This is...


Jan 7, 2018

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 pulpit. The pulpit is probably on a raised platform. All of...


Jan 1, 2018

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 a lot about community and accountability. In fact, we often hear...