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The UnSunday Show asks honest questions about the origin and validity of institutional church rules, traditions, and practices. These religious rules and practices lead us away from the simplicity of the gospel and into an exhausting performance-based experience that is designed to perpetuate itself by placing ever increasing demands on its people and are of no value in Christ. If you're exhausted from trying to keep all the religious rules that have been placed on you, listen in to these conversations as we rediscover the freedom we've been given, apart from religion and empty religious obligation.

The UnSunday Show Mike Adams

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

The UnSunday Show asks honest questions about the origin and validity of institutional church rules, traditions, and practices. These religious rules and practices lead us away from the simplicity of the gospel and into an exhausting performance-based experience that is designed to perpetuate itself by placing ever increasing demands on its people and are of no value in Christ. If you're exhausted from trying to keep all the religious rules that have been placed on you, listen in to these conversations as we rediscover the freedom we've been given, apart from religion and empty religious obligation.

    A Militarized Faith

    A Militarized Faith

    This episode sprang from a conversation Susan and I had about the impact Christian nationalism has had on the body of Christ throughout its history. The use of military jargon within institutional religion has given us a military-style pecking order of top-down authority in the body of Christ. A quote I share in this episode is a clear illustration of this where the pastor is said to be the Company Commander who gets his or her orders directly from the Commander-in-Chief (Jesus) and we're obligated to follow them without question. Seriously. Just push Play. 

    • 24 min
    Justification by Faith or Works: Did James and Paul Disagree?

    Justification by Faith or Works: Did James and Paul Disagree?

    James: "You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone." (James 2:24)Paul: "For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law." (Romans 3:28)Mike Kapler and Joel Brueseke from the Growing in Grace podcast join me in this episode as we examine the topic of justification. Is our justification by faith alone as Paul said or is it a combination of faith and works as James said? Did James and Paul disagree on this important subject of justification? Listen in as we open the scriptures and compare the writings of both James and Paul concerning justification as well as the historical accounts dealing with this topic recorded in Acts 15, Acts 21, and Galatians.

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Growing in Grace episodes 778-799 (excluding the Christmas episode 786)Clash of the Covenants by Michael C. KaplerEnjoy!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Announcement: The UnSunday Blog

    Announcement: The UnSunday Blog

    I lost all my drive and passion to write following my crash and burn in 2009. As a pastor who spent years in performance-based Christianity, I hit a wall of performance in 2009 and I went from full-on to full-stop overnight. Relationships were lost, friendships were lost, and in the process my passion for writing and speaking evaporated. Recently, that passion has returned. There's a lot more to that story but perhaps another time.

    Today, I'm announcing the launch of my new blog, the UnSunday Blog. The UnSunday Blog is a companion site to the UnSunday Show and should complement it well. For those of you who prefer reading over listening to a podcast, the UnSunday Blog will give both you and me an opportunity to dive deeper into the topics I share. Here's the link to the UnSunday Blog:

    https://www.unsundayblog.com/

    Other Places You’ll Find Me

    The UnSunday Blog - https://www.unsundayblog.com/
    TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@unsunday.mike
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/unsundayshow/
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheUnSundayShow

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    • 4 min
    Bringing Moses Into The New Covenant: Additional Thoughts On The Law Abolished

    Bringing Moses Into The New Covenant: Additional Thoughts On The Law Abolished

    In this episode I talk through some additional thoughts and recap some topics from last week's episode with Joel Brueseke on the law abolished. In addition to what I talk about in this episode, my biggest question concerning this issue of the law is simply "Why?" Why do we tend to think the law, defined in scripture as "weak and useless", and given only to a specific people group in another obsolete covenant, is in some way binding on us today in the New Covenant? Some theological traditions slice the law up into sections in order to get some of it into the New Covenant, calling part of it "moral law" and insist that only this "moral" section applies to us in the New Covenant. But why do we tend to be so preoccupied with bringing Moses into the New Covenant? Where did this come from and why is it there?

    I also correct something that I believe I said in error in the last episode during my conversation with Joel. This has to do with being dead to the law.

    Other Places You’ll Find Me

    TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@unsunday.mike
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/unsundayshow/
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/TheUnSundayShow

    Music: Podcast Corporate, JD-Sound
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    • 29 min
    The Law: Fulfilled and Abolished

    The Law: Fulfilled and Abolished

    Joel Brueseke of the Growing in Crace Podcast joins me in this episode for a conversation about the Law of Moses, as we explore the important question, "Has the Law of Moses been abolished in addition to being fulfilled?". While most within the grace community would agree that it has been fulfilled by Jesus, not all agree that it has been abolished. Grab your favorite beverage and press Play as we explore this important question together. Our conversation led us to passages like Matthew 5:17-18, Colossians 2:13-14, and Galatians chapters 3 and 4.

    Joel, along with co-host Mike Kapler on the Growing in Grace podcast recently completed an excellent series on this subject. You'll find it in episodes 857-862 of their podcast at https://www.growingingrace.org/ or in your favorite podcast app. I recommend it to anyone interested in exploring this important topic.

    Other Places You’ll Find Me

    TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@unsunday.mike
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/unsundayshow/
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClJ1lcYOVaKXaj55kMp-g6Q

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    • 50 min
    Teaching as Commands, The Traditions of Men

    Teaching as Commands, The Traditions of Men

    If there's one thing reading church history has shown me, it's that we're swimming (or drowning) in 2,000+ years of religious traditions that we've been told are a necessary to stay in a good place or in good standing with God. But the problem of religious tradition has been around longer than that. Jesus confronted this issue with religious Pharisees of his day when they question why his followers didn't observe their religious traditions:

    "Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 'Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.' He answered them, 'And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?'" (Matthew 15:1-3)

    What are some of the religious traditions we've inherited from church history that organized religion has told us are necessary to keep God happy with us, but are nothing more than empty obligations to a system of conformity? Let's talk...

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

StefMills ,

Tyndale

I LOVED the Tyndale series. It was so good I immediately bought the book. This is another fantastic Grace podcast. I am so thankful for podcasts like this.

Poshible ,

5 Words

Hey Mike, loved your series on the five words that got William Tyndale killed! Very well done, encouraging and a unique approach to the biography. Thank you for putting it together. Your friend and brother in the gospel, el otro Miguel

Engravertom ,

Helpful and thought provoking

This podcast digs into scripture to examine our beliefs about “church”. I find the questions asked insightful, and the scripture given to support the answers offered accurately applied and helpful.

If you are on a journey of examining our cultural “church” context in search of a deeper and more scripturally based enjoyment of Christian community, this podcast should prove helpful.

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