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A Church Dismantled--A Kingdom Restored

Conrad L. Kanagy

Welcome friends! In May of 2020 an email to our congregation where my wife Heidi and I have served in ministry for fifteen years. My email was entitled “Why the church cannot be reopened." This began a series of blog-like postings that immediately attracted an audience on Facebook. As a result, I decided to try a podcast. One of the questions that I began to raise during that time was: “Is God's Spirit dismantling the church because we have so failed God's mission?” Prophetic or not, the idea I posited fifteen years ago of a dismantled church has only gained traction since I first posed it. The response to the podcast has been quite unexpected, now with more than 35,000 episodes downloaded in 73 countries and nearly 1,300 cities. The podcast seems to particularly resonate with those on the run from the church and feel alienated or marginalized by the church. The podcast has allowed me to draw upon nearly three decades of teaching sociology, thirty-five years of sociological research, fifteen years of church and denominational consulting, twenty years of ministry, my childhood and coming of age in a conservative Mennonite/Amish community, and my diagnosis three years ago of Parkinson’s Disease. The podcast consists of five ongoing seasons: 1)A Church Dismantled, 2)Miscellaneous interviews, 3)An Advent series "The Light still Shines," 4)A Lenten series "When Night Falls," and 5)interviews from my LIVE at 345 podcast that airs twice a week and where the videos are posted to YouTube. Thank you for listening and I can be reached at [email protected] Conrad L. Kanagy, Ph.D.

Recent Episodes

Live at 3:45: The abduction and death of Michael Sharp in the Congo as told by his father JohnApril 12, 2021 Episode artwork Jesus on the run from the Father--so that we would never have to be soApril 12, 2021 Episode artwork That little zebra just might have been JesusApril 11, 2021 Episode artwork When missing the mark is the pathway to sainthoodApril 10, 2021 Episode artwork Fleeing the church for the prodigals--only to discover God's love for meApril 10, 2021 Episode artwork Further thoughts on fleeing the church--and a long history of doing soApril 09, 2021 Episode artwork Live at 345: Pastors in a Pandemic and Pastors in a Church DismantledApril 08, 2021 Episode artwork "Doing church right" and escaping the worldApril 08, 2021 Episode artwork Fleeing the church to escape the devil only to run into the arms of JesusApril 08, 2021 Episode artwork He is Risen: What's for Dinner?April 07, 2021 Episode artwork A Church Dismantled: "Perhaps the world needs to hear more about Jesus' humanity and less his divinity"April 06, 2021 Episode artwork Live at 345 with Barbara Reed, Lancaster, PAApril 05, 2021 Episode artwork When Night Falls: "The good news about sin that the church never taught me"April 05, 2021 Episode artwork When Night Falls: "God is dead. And the downside of this side of the Resurrection.April 03, 2021 Episode artwork When Night Falls: "The more our darkness, the greater the love, and the less the shame"April 02, 2021 Episode artwork Live at 345 with Nelson Okanya: Leadership challenges and opportunities in the midst of a pandemicMarch 29, 2021 Episode artwork When Night Falls: "Jesus, Mary, Lazarus--deviant, deranged, or divine? March 29, 2021 Episode artwork Meet the Professor Series of Elizabethtown College's Alumni Association: Dr. Conrad Kanagy discusses "Parkinson's, a pandemic, podcasting, and prayer"March 28, 2021 Episode artwork When Night Falls: "God with PTSD?"March 28, 2021 Episode artwork When Night Falls: "Peering through the dark--knowing there must be Light out there"March 23, 2021 Episode artwork Live at 345 with Sunoko Lin, Maranatha Fellowship, Los Angeles CAMarch 22, 2021 Episode artwork When Night Falls: "Conrad, will you ever stop talking about the darkness (and A Church Dismantled)?March 22, 2021 Episode artwork Live at 345 with Ethan Shearer: A Millennial who addresses the evil present in the "body politic"March 18, 2021 Episode artwork When Night Falls: "There is no light without entering the darkness"March 17, 2021 Episode artwork When Night Falls: "I've already found that fountain--and mental illness is not sin!"March 16, 2021 Episode artwork