Welcome to the new Ekklesia Podcast! I’m labeling these first four episodes UnSunday because they are the episodes I started on my UnSunday Podcast and have since moved them to the new Ekklesia Podcast. Ekklesia more accurately describes this podcast, so I will be closing the UnSunday Podcast soon. All the Unsunday episodes are here and labeled UnSunday in the title.
In this episode, I introduce the podcast and talk about some of the subjects I want to cover in future episodes. I chose the name Ekklesia because I think it accurately describes my own journey out of the institutional church and into a more authentic reality that enables me to be more genuine about who I am. As a former pastor in the institutional church setting, I had to wear a lot of masks to cover up who I really was and what I really thought. As I mention in this episode, I love Christ’s assembly, but I question whether many of the practices in the modern institutional church setting are what Jesus had in mind and whether today’s institutional church is an accurate reflection of what the Ekklesia should be.
Join me on this journey as we engage in this much needed ongoing conversation.