43 | Morning Coffee #4: Is the System of Church a Help or a Hinderance?

Welcome to episode 43 of The UnSunday Show. In this episode, I explore the question, Is the system of institutional church a help or a hinderance to the body of Christ and the exercising of spiritual gifts? This episode is also available in audio format in your favorite podcast app by visiting the UnSunday Show, and on the UnSunday Show YouTube Channel.

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42 | Morning Coffee #3: Did Jesus Say Church is Indestructible?

Welcome to another edition of Morning Coffee on The UnSunday Show. Today, let’s talk about some important distinctions between the system we call church and Christ’s ekklesia. Jesus never said the system we call church would never be overcome or ultimately defeated. But he did say that about the ekklesia. That difference is monumental. Let’s talk about the implications of that difference in this episode.

This episode of The UnSunday Show is available in both video and audio formats. The audio version is available in your favorite podcast app and the video is posted on my YouTube channel.

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Episode 28: The System We Call Church

Welcome to episode 28 of The UnSunday Show. At its core, The UnSunday Show is a podcast about the system we call church. To a very large extent, this system has come to us via church history, religious tradition, and theological distinction, not from the New Testament. Mike talks about that system we’ve inherited in this episode. He also makes an exciting announcement about the future of The UnSunday Show. Push Play and join the conversation.


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Episode 24: Who Put Pastors In Charge?

Welcome to episode 24 of The UnSunday Show. Since I’ve been absent for a while, I thought it would be a good idea to have a short refresher on some of the topics I’ve talked about in the past before moving on. In this episode I ask the question, “Who put pastors in charge?” How did we get so pastor-centric and pastor-dependent? Let’s talk about it…


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013 – One Body, Many Members

Welcome to episode 13 of The UnSunday Show. I finally bought a book that I first saw in 2008. It’s called A Church Building Every 1/2 Mile by Jon Zens. It’s subtitled, What Makes American Christianity Tick? I think the title says it all. It’s an excellent book that I really enjoyed reading so I thought I would share it with you by way of interacting with short excerpts from it. This will be the first of several episodes interacting with this book. I’m looking forward to seeing where this takes us.

My first exposure to Jon Zens was in 1995 and I had the opportunity to meet him later that same century (I’ve been waiting for a chance to use that “century” phrase!). If you’re not familiar with his writings, I think you’ll find them informative and encouraging. You can find Jon Zens on-line at Searching Together. Here’s a link to the book:

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