What are our favorite Church icons? - The Whole Church Podcast

Episode 197

What are our favorite Church icons?

Rev Keno Cannady of the AME Zion Church and Pastor Will Rose of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) join us again to discuss their favorite icons in the Church! Hosts Joshua Noel and TJ (Tiberius Juan) Blackwell ask Keno and Will about icons from their own traditions and of other traditions that we all admire!


What are the icons of Christianity? What are icons in the Catholic Church? What are icons in early Christianity? Which church wanted icons? Should we use the plain Cross or the Crucifix? Why do some ministers, especially in the Black Church, wear the ankh? What is the meaning of the Celtic trinity knot? What is the painting of Jesus' harrowing to hell?


In this episode, we will:

  • Discuss the history of religious imagery with the Church
  • Explore the protestant iconoclastic ideas
  • Discuss icons in the Church
  • Explain why Christians disagree over imagery in worship


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Joshua Noel

I am from Knoxville, TN. Grew up in Florida and Charlotte, NC. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies, am preparing to attend Law School at the University of South Carolina, have co-hosted "The Whole Church Podcast" with my best friend TJ Blackwell for four years, and I have been involved in local ministries for 15 years now. I'm pretty huge into hermeneutics, U.S. Constitutional Law, and Biblical theology, and my favorite TV show is "Doctor Who".

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TJ Blackwell

TJ was born and now lives. He now co-hosts The Whole Church podcast

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