19 episodes

A weekly-ish exploration of language, liberation, literature, and longing through one fellow’s translation of the Christian scriptures, one chapter at a time.

Found in Translation Brandon Johnson & Brandon Rhodes

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

A weekly-ish exploration of language, liberation, literature, and longing through one fellow’s translation of the Christian scriptures, one chapter at a time.

    Matthew 19 - That time Jesus said patriarchy disqualifies you for marriage

    Matthew 19 - That time Jesus said patriarchy disqualifies you for marriage

    Brandon and Brandon are startled by some deep shifts of meaning and scandal in Jesus' teaching:
    What Jesus was getting at concerning divorce;Whether Jesus' aside about eunuchs might be his deepest cut against patriarchy;eternal life vs age-long life;the renewal vs the reset...
    Brandon’s Translation “According to Matthew" (Google Doc) (PDF)
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    Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Matthew 17 & 18 – Transfiguration and Matthew's Favorite Metaphor

    Matthew 17 & 18 – Transfiguration and Matthew's Favorite Metaphor

    Brandon and Brandon get closer and closer to Jerusalem with Jesus, and ponder about one of the weirdest moments in Matthew's story:
    Transformed vs Transfigured,the relative non-jewishness of booths,how Jesus talks about his friends,what happens when you stubbornly surface one of Matthew's broadest and most layered word-pictures....
    Brandon’s Translation “According to Matthew (Google Doc) (PDF)
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    Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Decolonizing Translation: First Nations Version with Terry Wildman

    Decolonizing Translation: First Nations Version with Terry Wildman

    Brandon and Brandon are joined by Terry Wildman, the lead editor of the First Nations Version of the New Testament and co-founder of Rain Ministries. The First Nations Version is a dynamic equivalence translation that captures the simplicity, clarity, and beauty of Native storytellers in English, while remaining faithful to the original language of the New Testament. They discuss the damaging legacy of settler translation decisions among First Nations persons, what it is like to translate a text for cultures of oral storytelling, and what Bible words were the most gratifying to fine-tune in their work.
    Buy the First Nations Version online.
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    Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Matthew 16 – "Wicked & Adulterous," God vs Caesar, Church, Hell, and Jesus' Humanity

    Matthew 16 – "Wicked & Adulterous," God vs Caesar, Church, Hell, and Jesus' Humanity

    Brandon and Brandon continue through Matthew's midway point, exploring:
    oppressive and unfaithful vs wicked and adulterous,how Son of God who is alive was actually politically provocative,the risk of translating ekklesia as church,what to call what happens after death, andtranslating Jesus as a human, not a mannequin....
    Brandon’s Translation: According to Matthew (Google Doc) (PDF)
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    ...
    Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 49 min
    Matthew 14 & 15 – Unlawful, Eucharist, Little Faith, & the Naughty List

    Matthew 14 & 15 – Unlawful, Eucharist, Little Faith, & the Naughty List

    Brandon and Brandon straddle the center of Matthew's story:
    unlawful vs against Torah,parallels between feeding stories and the Eucharist,what to do when Jesus talks weird,mistrustful vs little faith, anda list of toxic behaviors, rendered less toxically....
    Brandon’s Translation “According to Matthew (Google Doc) (PDF)
    Join the community and get comment access.
    ...
    Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Matthew 13 – Parables

    Matthew 13 – Parables

    Brandon and Brandon get parabolic:
    how translation decisions muck our ideas of how the Hebrew Bible relates to parables,what's so evil about evil,this age vs the world, andtripped up vs took offense....
    Brandon’s Translation “According to Matthew (Google Doc) (PDF)
    Join the community and get comment access.
    ...
    Opportunity Walks by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 46 min

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