What are our favorite Church icons?

The Whole Church Podcast

Sep 27 2023 • 1 hr 10 mins

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!

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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?

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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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