Episode 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 major differences between the Old and New Covenants and how the church tends to confuse the two and get things mixed up. I mentioned in a previous episode that we don’t really know what to do with Moses. We like to keep enough of Moses around to use the Law for guilting people into supporting our institutions. We like to flirt with Moses by letting just enough of what he has to say creep into our New Covenant settings without getting too carried away. We like to use Moses to guilt people into jumping through more hoops than they already are, or to keep them jumping through the same ones they’re already jumping through.

But does the Law of Moses and the Old Covenant have any place in the ekklesia or in the New Covenant? Let’s talk about it!

-Enjoy!

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Episode 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 people, tithing, and observance of Old Covenant rules and regulations spot the institutional church landscape. But do these things have any place in the New Covenant ekklesia? Are these pictures that are all over the Old Covenant something we should be preoccupied with today, or are they done away in Christ?

Put your thinking caps on and let’s talk about some of the differences between the Old and New Covenants. It seems like we don’t know what to do with Moses. What is the role of the Old Covenant law of Moses in the ekklesia today? Does it even have a role? Let’s talk about it.

This episode coincides with the launching of The Ekklesia Podcast YouTube page. Yep, I started a YouTube channel for The Ekklesia Podcast. Check it out on YouTube

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Episode 5 | Our Journey Out of the Institutional Church

Welcome to Episode five 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 authentic and genuine experience of the ekklesia. We both hit a wall of performance Christianity in 2009 which started us on this journey we’re still on today. The notion of leaving the institutional church was foreign to us until we hit a wall of performance – and we hit it hard! After all, I was a pastor in institutional churches for 20+ years. Why would I leave when I was the one leading?

Join our conversation as we recount what that experience was like and what it continues to be like as we discover a fresh way to live apart from institutional obligations.

Enjoy!