What traps should our churches look out for today? - The Whole Church Podcast

Episode 191

What traps should our churches look out for today?

Hosts Joshua Noel and TJ (Tiberius Juan) Blackwell host another ROUND TABLE! This time we are discussing the biggest and most dangerous traps the Church might fall for today. We look at times and situations where we have seen churches fall before, as well as symptoms of a toxic church. We discuss what might lead a local church away from its true mission and how we can prevent ourselves from falling for these very dangers. Joining this Round Table discussion is Joe Dea of "Buddy Walk with Jesus", Christian Ashley of "Let Nothing Move You", and Elizabeth Clyde of "Systematic Geekology" and "The Clyde's".


What are the signs of a toxic church? What are the three challenges to the church? What does it mean to be church hurt? What causes church hurt? What is an example of toxic leadership? What are the signs of a toxic leader? What leads to toxic leadership? What is the goal of religious nationalism? Is the United States considered a Christian nation? What is the Christian view of nationalism? What are the effects of Christian nationalism? What is accountability in Christianity? What God says about accountability? What does ecumenical mean in Christianity? What is ecumenical accountability?


In this episode, we wrestle with ideas like:

  • How to prevent toxic leadership in our churches
  • Why Christian nationalism is so dangerous
  • Why it is important to discuss sin in our churches
  • What are examples of good and bad warnings from the church
  • How to keep ourselves, our leaders, and our churches accountable


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About your hosts

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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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