52 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 • 6 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.

    Longevity is Not the Point

    Longevity is Not the Point

    We've been pretty dogged about the point of the Jesus stories is not to go to heaven, and it sure as hell isn't about not going to hell. Jesus stories point to something far better than that.
    But what to do about all that eternal life language? That sure seems to direct us toward a living-forever-one-way-or-another fate. Turns out, the greek there is a window into a much more faithful way of telling the Jesus stories: one that's good news for soil and salmon and supernovae and even us human critters!
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    Translation (Google Doc): https://bit.ly/FIT-John-GDoc
    Translation (PDF): https://bit.ly/FIT-John-PDF
    Mobile-Friendly with endnotes: https://bit.ly/FIT-John-MobilePDF
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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/
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    #bible #Christian #theology #gospelofjohn #religion #spirituality #justice #bibletranslation #liberation

    • 42 min
    The Semantic Satiation of Glory

    The Semantic Satiation of Glory

    Glory to some people means one very specific thing – and at times one suspects how the use glory paints a picture of an insecure-but-big God needing lots of accolades. It's become a religious technical term with serious downsides.
    To others, glory is a blurry religious word that carries little meaning – it's a word that's become a sound. Hmmm.
    This week the Brandons try to make sense of this sound without ceding it to interpretive traditions that bow to an insecure authoritarian.
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    Translation (Google Doc): https://bit.ly/FIT-John-GDoc
    Translation (PDF): https://bit.ly/FIT-John-PDF
    Mobile-Friendly with endnotes: https://bit.ly/FIT-John-MobilePDF
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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/
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    #bible #Christian #theology #gospelofjohn #religion #spirituality #justice #bibletranslation #liberation

    • 50 min
    Rise Up!

    Rise Up!

    Metaphors, Wittgenstein said, have a way of dragging us along. And theologian Leonard Sweet speaks of divine authority in the Bible being found in its stories and metaphors, not merely word-for-word. But what happens when the pattern of a particular metaphor is stripped out of sacred literature? What happens when you bring it back?
    Pull a camping chair out into the field with us and let the fresh dawn of light, reveal, sleep, and rise up warm your spiritual imagination to new life.
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    Translation (Google Doc): https://bit.ly/FIT-John-GDoc
    Translation (PDF): https://bit.ly/FIT-John-PDF
    Mobile-Friendly with endnotes: https://bit.ly/FIT-John-MobilePDF
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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/
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    #bible #Christian #theology #gospelofjohn #religion #spirituality #justice #bibletranslation #liberation

    • 48 min
    In the Beginning was the Conversation

    In the Beginning was the Conversation

    Is reality a monologue or a conversation? Is the unity of all things singular, or is it generative unity among difference? What lies at the heart of the Divine and of the cosmos: a throne or a table?
    OK that may sound grandiose, but this change in John's legendary opening line may lead you to ask similar questions.
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    Translation (Google Doc): https://bit.ly/FIT-John-GDoc
    Translation (PDF): https://bit.ly/FIT-John-PDF
    Mobile-Friendly with endnotes: https://bit.ly/FIT-John-MobilePDF
    Join the community: https://donorbox.org/found-in-translation-1
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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/
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    #bible #Christian #theology #gospelofjohn #religion #spirituality #justice #bibletranslation #liberation

    • 27 min
    Introducing the Gospel of John

    Introducing the Gospel of John

    We're back for season four! As we explore the Gospel According to John (sus name btw), we will be offering shorter episodes that explore the literature thematically rather than sequentially.
    In this episode we'll be going over some of the distinctives of the fourth gospel, as well as the legacy it has in each of our own faith journey.
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    Translation (Google Doc): https://bit.ly/FIT-John-GDoc
    Translation (PDF): https://bit.ly/FIT-John-PDF
    Mobile-Friendly with endnotes: https://bit.ly/FIT-John-MobilePDF
    Join the community: https://donorbox.org/found-in-translation-1
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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/
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    #bible #Christian #theology #gospelofjohn #religion #spirituality #justice #bibletranslation #ethics #liberation

    • 32 min
    What comes next? Soon you'll see...

    What comes next? Soon you'll see...

    We've been busy! Listen in to know what to look forward to.
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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/

    • 2 min

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