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Word First Radio

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Word First Radio is the podcast of Word First Ministries. Keep up with the ministry, mission, and people of Word First with weekly episodes featuring discussion with the team, guest interviews, Q&A, and more.

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Word First Radio is the podcast of Word First Ministries. Keep up with the ministry, mission, and people of Word First with weekly episodes featuring discussion with the team, guest interviews, Q&A, and more.

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English


Episodes
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Ep. 75 - Mary: Virgin or Just a Young Woman?

7/8/2024
Jacob and Cam are joined once again by Dr. Julian Lysvik, this time to discuss the 2024 revision of the Norwegian Bible translation. They delve into some of the controversial changes and the public's reaction, from altering references to "the Jews" in the Gospel of John to the translation of "virgin" in Isaiah. They also tackle theological nuances in translating terms like "perish" in John 3:16 and "flesh" in John 1:14. This episode provides an in-depth look at the challenges and considerations involved in Bible translation, aiming to clarify misconceptions and explain the rationale behind various translation choices. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:31:36

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Ep. 74 - Meeting Bendik

7/1/2024
In this episode of Word First Radio, host Jacob O'Neill sits down with his good friend Bendik to discuss his journey from a non-religious upbringing in Norway to finding faith and community in San Antonio, Texas. Bendik shares his experiences of moving to the U.S., the cultural differences he encountered, and how he was introduced to Christianity through a local church group. Tune in to hear Bendik's inspiring story of transformation, the importance of community, and how he found his way back to Norway to help plant a new church. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:33:52

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Ep. 73 - What Did God Really Say?

6/24/2024
In this episode Jacob and Cam are once again joined by Dr. Julian Lysvik. In it, they discuss the preservation of the Bible and explore the complexities of how ancient texts were transmitted over millennia, addressing common misconceptions and the intricacies of textual variants. The discussion covers the differences between the Old and New Testaments, the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the methodological challenges faced by scholars in reconstructing the most authentic biblical texts. Dr. Lysvik also touches on the importance of humility and intellectual honesty in biblical scholarship, providing a nuanced perspective on the reliability and beauty of the Bible. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:51:16

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Ep. 72 - Fornication = A-OK?

6/17/2024
In this episode of Word First Radio Jacob, Cam, and special guest Ann Kristin for installment 4 in a series about the book Spørsmål - Korte Svar (in English: Big Questions - Short answers) by the Bishop of Oslo, Kari Veiteberg. The trio explores the nuances of cohabitation, the biblical perspective on marriage, and the sensitive topic of sex before marriage. They discuss the importance of understanding God's design for human sexuality and the potential pitfalls of a culture that often places personal boundaries above divine wisdom. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:01:02:57

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Ep. 71 - How Bible Translators Change the Word of God

6/10/2024
Jacob and Cam are joined by the insightful Dr. Julian Lysvik, the Senior Advisor for Bible Translation at the Norwegian Bible Society. In this episode, they dive into the fascinating world of Bible translation, discussing the challenges and intricacies involved in updating the Norwegian Bible. Dr. Lysvik shares his journey into his current role, his background in linguistics, and the importance of making the Bible accessible to new generations. The conversation covers the balance between word-for-word and meaning-for-meaning translations, the necessity of revisions, and the process of making these updates. They also address common concerns about changing the Word of God and provide a thoughtful perspective on the role of translation in preserving the faith. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok 🔑 Episode Keywords Bible Translation, Norwegian Bible Society, Textual Criticism, Linguistics, Phonetics And Phonology, Hebrew And Semitic Languages, Bible Revision, Sami Languages, Easy Reading Translation, Sign Language Bible, Biblical Hebrew, Greek Translation, Bible Competitors, United Bible Societies, Translation Process, Language Evolution, Idiomatic Vs. Concordant Translation, King James Version, New Testament, Ecumenical Translation ✍️ Episode References Norwegian Bible Society https://www.bibel.no/ University of Oslo https://www.uio.no/english/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) https://www.mit.edu/ University of Jerusalem https://en.huji.ac.il/ New Living Translation https://www.tyndale.com/nlt American Sign Language Bible https://www.doorinternational.org/ NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) https://www.nrsv.net/ NIV (New International Version) https://www.thenivbible.com/ King James Version https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/ Geneva Bible https://www.genevabible.org/ John Ankerberg Show https://www.jashow.org/ Dan Wallace https://danielbwallace.com/ Septuagint https://www.septuagint.net/ Vulgate https://www.vatican.va/archive/bible/nova_vulgata/documents/nova-vulgata_index_lt.html

Duration:00:42:31

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Ep. 70 - Now What?

6/3/2024
Jacob and Cam provide a ministry update in this episode, discussing the recent changes and future plans for Word First Ministries. They share the sad news that their friend and partner, Alan Jeffries, has had to return to the US due to immigration issues, and they reflect on the impact of his departure on their team and work in Norway. Despite this setback, Jacob and Cam remain optimistic about the future, celebrating their three-year milestone in Norway and the positive developments in their ministry. They also discuss their personal achievements, including Jacob and Motown's recent graduation and plans for further studies to continue their mission in Norway. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:23:22

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Ep. 69 - Qur'an: The NEW New Testament?

5/27/2024
Jacob and Cam are joined once again by special guest Ann Kristin Kristensen in this, the fourth installment of a series discussing the book Store Spørsmål - Korte Svar (in English: Big Questions - Short answers) by the Bishop of Oslo, Kari Veiteberg. In this episode we get begin the discussion of Veiteberg's book, focusing on the section, "Fakta: Biblen" ("Facts: The Bible"). For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:51:48

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Ep. 68 - Slavery: Bible-Approved

5/20/2024
Jacob and Cam continue the series "When Norwegians Ask" with a question posed to Jacob during one the church's weekly Skeptics Evening events. Slavery...Does God approve of it? Why does the Bible condone it? How could the Bible possibly be considered a good guide for morality when it's so wrong about such an obvious moral evil? For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:47:28

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Ep. 67 - Get More Fresh Air

5/13/2024
Jacob and Cam are once again joined by friend and churchmate John Ingve. In this episode they discuss their experiences with evangelism in Norway. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:43:35

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Ep. 66 - Is Church For Everyone?

5/6/2024
Jacob and Cam discuss what they mean when they say that our church is a "missional community." For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:38:05

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Ep. 65 - Mission Update

4/29/2024
April has come and gone fast! In this episode of Word First Radio Jacob and Cam give a quick update about Easter with the church plant, the crew, and ministry in Oslo. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:34:22

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Ep. 64 - When Norwegians Ask, Pt. 4

4/15/2024
Jacob and Cam continue the series When Norwegians Ask where they review some of the questions they've been asked and discussions they've had while evangelizing and discussing faith with people in Norway. In this episode they discuss whether the resurrection of Jesus from the dead matters at all to anyone's life. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:37:16

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Ep. 63 - Meeting John Ingve

4/8/2024
Jacob and Cameron are joined by their friend and church-plant-mate John Ingve Olsen. John Ingve discusses his life and experiences as well as his spiritual journey that led him to plant a new church with us! For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:43:06

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Ep. 62 - Myths About Jesus

4/1/2024
Jesus...maybe he existed...maybe not. Did he exist? What can we know about him with any degree of confidence? In this episode of Word First Radio, Jacob and Cam discuss these questions and the things they've heard about Jesus while talking to people in Norway. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:49:30

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Ep. 61 - We've Planted A Church

3/25/2024
It happened! And in this episode Jacob and Cam talk about it. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:35:54

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Ep. 60 - Big Questions, Short Answers Pt.3

3/18/2024
Jacob and Cam are joined once again by special guest Ann Kristin Kristensen in this, the third installment of a series discussing the book Store Spørsmål - Korte Svar (in English: Big Questions - Short answers) by the Bishop of Oslo, Kari Veiteberg. In this episode we get begin the discussion of Veiteberg's book, focusing on the second section, "Fakta: den onde" ("Facts: Evil"). For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:44:04

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Ep. 59 - When Norwegians Ask, Pt.3

3/11/2024
Jacob and Cam continue the series When Norwegians Ask where they review some of the questions they've been asked and discussions they've had while evangelizing and discussing faith with people in Norway. In this episode they examine whether people are able to pay for our own sins and whether we would be Muslims had we been born in the Middle East. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:32:45

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Ep. 58 -Big Questions, Short Answers Pt. 2

3/4/2024
Jacob and Cam are joined once again by special guest Ann Kristin Kristensen in this, the second installment of a series discussing the book Store Spørsmål - Korte Svar (in English: Big Questions - Short answers) by the Bishop of Oslo, Kari Veiteberg. In this episode we get begin the discussion of Veiteberg's book, focusing on the first section, "Om Troen" ("About the Faith"). For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:50:02

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Ep. 57 - Skepsisuken, Bergen

2/26/2024
Jacob and Cam are once again joined by Marissa and Allen on the train ride home from Skeptics Week in Bergen. In this episode they all take a look back on the week serving and evangelizing with Laget. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:52:09

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Ep. 56 - All Aboard

2/19/2024
In this episode of Word First Radio, Jacob and Cameron are joined by Marissa and Allen to give an overview of their week serving at Skeptics Week in Bergen, whilst riding the train from Bergen back home to Oslo. For more information about Word First Ministries, visit: Our Website To support Word First financially, visit: Our Online Donation Page Visit our social media pages on: Instagram Facebook TikTok

Duration:00:36:56