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E9

May 17, 2022 00:43:45
The Good Story of Peace

The Good Story of Peace

In Part 2 of our conversation with Terry Wildman, lead translator and project manager of the First Nations Version of the New Testament, he explains the reasoning behind the translations of the names of biblical people and places as part of the effort to create a more meaningful, intuitive and accessible version of the New Testament for Native people.    Listen to Terry describe the etiology and translations of notable people and places of the Bible, including Mary the Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, other Marys, Noah, Esau and Jacob, Judas, Bathsheba, Sarah, Jerusalem, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Galilee, as well as the pushback he and his colleagues received for using a translated version of Jesus’s name.   Topics Discussed in This Episode: Why the translated names for Jacob and Esau were chosen The story behind Noah’s name Biblical place names, including Jerusalem, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Galilee The connection between “bitter tears” and “strong tears” with respect to Mary the Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene Differentiating among different people in the Bible who have the same names The translation of the name Judas and why it may be unexpected The pushback against using a translated name for Jesus How culturally relevant translations can help people better understand the New Testament   Related Links The Incarcerated Christian The Incarcerated Christian on Instagram The Incarcerated Christian on TikTok The Incarcerated Christian on Twitter Terry Wildman First Nations Version of the New Testament Native InterVarsity Rain Ministries ...

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E8

May 03, 2022 00:28:34
The Good Road

The Good Road

How and why did the First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament come to be? How does renaming people and places in a way that resonates with readers — especially Native people — influence the way they interpret and relate to the New Testament? Today’s guest, Terry Wildman, is the lead translator and project manager of the First Nations Version of the New Testament. In this episode, he talks about why he and others took on the daunting task of translating the New Testament into a more meaningful, intuitive and accessible version for Native people and how the First Nations Version has been received.   Topics Discussed in This Episode: The inspiration for a First Nations Version of the New Testament Why it made sense to translate the New Testament into English in a way that connects Native people to their heart languages How and why names of biblical people and places were translated in the First Nations Version The idea behind a thought-for-thought translation  The concept of sin in the First Nations Version Public reaction to the First Nations Version   Related Links The Incarcerated Christian The Incarcerated Christian on Instagram The Incarcerated Christian on TikTok The Incarcerated Christian on Twitter Terry Wildman First Nations Version of the New Testament Native InterVarsity Rain Ministries ...

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7

April 19, 2022 00:57:49
The Healing Power of Yoga

The Healing Power of Yoga

What roles do yoga, chants and gongs play in spirituality? What are the spiritual benefits of yoga, particularly Kundalini yoga? Kundalini yoga teacher Gwenn Ranbir Agiapal answers those questions in today's episode. Gwenn began her yoga studies and practice in 1974 and ultimately discovered Kundalini yoga. She became certified in Kundalini yoga in 2005 and is now a Level 3 Teacher Trainer. Listen in to hear her perspective on the meditative and healing effects of yoga, chanting and gong work. She also shares her Meditation Minutes. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Gwenn’s religious experiences with nature How her Sunday School teacher mom supported Gwenn's decision to leave the church Gwenn’s exploration of Buddhist studies The spiritual benefits of yoga Different forms of yoga and meditation The goal of energy-clearing work How chanting and yoga work together The positive impact of the gong's multiple layers of sound Gwenn’s teaching career Her interpretation of true self  Gwenn’s Meditation Minutes (below) Meditation Minutes These are the effects of meditation over time. 3 Minutes: Affects the electromagnetic field and blood circulation (attitude) 11 Minutes: Changes the nerves and glandular system (endocrine) 22 Minutes: Balances the 3 minds - Positive, Negative, and Neutral - so they work together 31 Minutes: Allows the glands, breath, and concentration to affect the cells ...

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April 05, 2022 00:44:34
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Was My Church a Cult?

How and why does someone get into a cult when they’re not raised in one? What makes them join and what makes them stay? In this episode, Aldo B. Martin, the host of The Reclamation Podcast, tells his story about growing up with no religious upbringing but becoming a member of a religious cult in young adulthood. He discusses how his depression affected his experience and status within the cult, what it was like to recruit others into the organization, what happened when he left it, and the importance of the word “reclamation” in his story.  Topics Discussed in This Episode: Aldo’s religious upbringing His depression and how a church group found him The feeling Aldo felt in church at the beginning Aldo’s experience as a recruiter The depressive bout that got Aldo kicked out of the organization How he was invited back What happened during Aldo’s second stint that made him want to stay How he realized he was in a cult Parents who let their children choose their own religious path The assumptions people make about individuals who join cults Why Aldo uses the word “reclamation” Aldo’s favorite spiritual practice Related Links The Incarcerated Christian The Incarcerated Christian on Instagram The Incarcerated Christian on TikTok The Incarcerated Christian on Twitter Aldo B. Martin Presents: The Reclamation Podcast Aldo B. Martin on Twitter Aldo B. Martin on Instagram   Annalise by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/56178 Ft: Kara Square ...

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March 15, 2022 00:48:50
Debra's Story

Debra's Story

What happens when someone returns to their roots after years spent mostly apart from the religious tradition in which they grew up? In today’s episode, you’ll hear from co-host Debra Levy Martinelli about her own religious upbringing and spiritual journey. Learn about Debra’s Judaic education, how she and her siblings experienced religion as children and then as adults, and the spiritual practices Debra is developing now. Topics Discussed in This Episode Where Debra was raised and the religious tradition in which she grew up What Judaic culture and education means to Debra How Debra and her siblings experienced religious education  How they experienced religion as adults Whether Debra stayed active in Judaism after leaving her parents’ house Debra’s return to her roots and the role grief and loss played in it How she finds hope in her spiritual practices The most difficult part of Debra’s journey How Debra rediscovered Yiddish The importance of physicality to Debra’s spirituality How she approaches both individual and community spirituality Related Links The Incarcerated Christian The Incarcerated Christian on Instagram The Incarcerated Christian on TikTok The Incarcerated Christian on Twitter   Annalise by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/56178 Ft: Kara Square ...

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March 01, 2022 00:50:32
From Shame to Sin

From Shame to Sin

How did the rise of Christianity during Roman antiquity change sexual behavior? In today's episode, Dr. Kyle Harper, the author of From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity, answers this question, describes the vastly divergent social and sexual roles of men and women during that period, and provides insight into how Christian sexual morality has both changed and stayed the same throughout history. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Why Dr. Harper wrote From Shame to Sin How the rise of Christianity fundamentally changed the ethics of sexual behavior   Dr. Harper's explanation of how the social concept of shame gave way to the theological notion of sin The social and sexual roles and rules for men and women during Roman antiquity How Dr. Harper sees the ancient transformation carrying forward to today Dr. Harper's favorite spiritual practice Related Links The Incarcerated Christian The Incarcerated Christian on Instagram The Incarcerated Christian on TikTok The Incarcerated Christian on Twitter Dr. Kyle Harper   Annalise by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/56178 Ft: Kara Square ...

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