Transcendiots

Pilot Episode: Transcendent Beginnings with Cory & Colin

Episode Summary

Last year, co-hosts Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts and Colin Amato were inspired to create a webcast while in ministry training at the Center for Swedenborgian Studies. Motivated by a curiosity about the religious traditions and spiritual knowledge of others they crossed paths with at the Graduate Theological Union, they decided to turn on a camera and start talking! This interview also available as a video here: https://youtu.be/NyNZew4iiMs In this pilot episode of the Transcendiots webcast, filmed in spring 2018, Cory and Colin talk about what inspired the name of the show, what they hoped to achieve through the project when they started it, how spirituality, entertainment, and pop culture cross paths, and more!

Episode Notes

Last year, co-hosts Rev. Cory Bradford-Watts and Colin Amato were inspired to create a webcast while in ministry training at the Center for Swedenborgian Studies. Motivated by a curiosity about the religious traditions and spiritual knowledge of others they crossed paths with at the Graduate Theological Union, they decided to turn on a camera and start talking! This interview also available as a video here: https://youtu.be/NyNZew4iiMs

In this pilot episode of the Transcendiots webcast, filmed in spring 2018, Cory and Colin talk about what inspired the name of the show, what they hoped to achieve through the project when they started it, how spirituality, entertainment, and pop culture cross paths, and more!

Watch more episodes from our first season of Transcendiots -> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPjiozZeDDX8xHrggIpQ0uJv9CRoKTO_S

★RELATED RESOURCES★

Spirituality in Practice Blog: "Enlightenment, Swedenborg-Style" by Morgan Beard - https://swedenborg.com/enlightenment-swedenborg-style/

Spirituality in Practice Blog: "Rogue One: The Spiritual Lessons" by Colin Amato - https://swedenborg.com/rogue-one-the-spiritual-lessons/

Spirituality in Practice Blog: "Why Swedenborg Says You Don’t Have to Be Christian to Be Good" by Karin Childs - https://swedenborg.com/swedenborg-says-you-dont-have-to-be-christian/

★ABOUT★

The Transcendiots webcast is brought to you by the Swedenborg Foundation—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, independent, educational organization for those seeking to explore spirituality and interfaith. Every other week, we’ll bring you a new conversation with a guest or guests who have interesting insights to share about self-awareness and spiritual growth!

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★THE HOST★

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. Cory was exposed to many different religious traditions growing up, but he 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 he answered the call to uplift others wherever they’re at—no matter their creed or culture.

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