What is Transcendiots?
The Swedenborg Foundation is proud to announce it will host Transcendiots, a bi-weekly, interview-style video exploration, on its YouTube channel. Co-hosts Cory Bradford-Watts and Colin Amato were inspired to start the video project while in ministry training at the Center for Swedenborgian Studies of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Motivated by the depth of religious backgrounds of others they crossed paths with at the school, they decided to turn on their cameras and start talking—talking to people with all different kinds of spiritual and life experiences. Now, a year later, they’re launching their first series of videos in partnership with us so others can witness the magic that happens when ideas of heart and mind are exchanged between diverse people in the midst of their personal evolutions.
New interviews premiere every other Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. ET on YouTube. Subscribe to the Swedenborg Foundation YouTube channel to know when we post new episodes!
Aired Thursday January 10, 2019
Host Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts talks with Rev. Junchol Lee, pastor of the historic Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco, about how mystical experiences and an interfaith combination of Buddhism, Taoism, and Swedenborgianism have guided his spiritual journey.
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Aired Thursday December 27, 2018
Host Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts talks with Aaron Eaves, a seminarian of the Unitarian Universalist tradition, about how the storytelling aspects of gaming and religion can help us experience God and grow spiritually.
Aired Thursday December 13, 2018
Host Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts talks with Dr. George F. Dole about his newest book “The Universe and I: Where Science & Spirituality Meet.” Special guest: Roslyn Taylor.
Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts is an ordained minister with the Swedenborgian Church of North America and a member of the Swedenborg Foundation board of directors. His current ministry includes leading and officiating the Swedenborgian Online Community—an affirming interfaith group that meets weekly to grow in love and wisdom online. Cory was exposed to many different religious traditions growing up, but had little personal belief in Divinity. Then, after experiencing a mystical near-death experience as a young adult, he started to sense the spiritual qualities of life and developed a belief in the Creator. He eventually found himself drawn to the pluralistic, Christian nature of Swedenborgianism, and answered the call to uplift others wherever they’re at, no matter their creed or culture.
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