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.