Word First Radio

Word First Radio

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.

Episodes

July 15, 2024 56 mins

In the latest installment of Word First Radio, Jacob and Cameron explore one of the most talked about topics in their discussions with others about God: The Moral Argument. Join them as they clarify misconceptions, answer objections, and briefly defend why God might be the best explanation for moral facts. 

 

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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 episod...

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July 1, 2024 33 mins

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 transformati...

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June 24, 2024 51 mins

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 face...

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June 17, 2024 62 mins

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 sexual...

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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...

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June 3, 2024 23 mins

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-y...

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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").

 

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May 20, 2024 47 mins

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?

 

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May 13, 2024 43 mins

Jacob and Cam are once again joined by friend and churchmate John Ingve. In this episode they discuss their experiences with evangelism in Norway.

 

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May 6, 2024 38 mins

Jacob and Cam discuss what they mean when they say that our church is a "missional community." 

 

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April 29, 2024 34 mins

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.

 

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April 15, 2024 37 mins

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.

 

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April 8, 2024 43 mins

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!

 

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April 1, 2024 49 mins

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.

 

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March 25, 2024 35 mins

It happened! And in this episode Jacob and Cam talk about it.

 

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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").

 

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March 11, 2024 32 mins

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.

 

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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").

 

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February 26, 2024 52 mins

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.

 

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