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For supporting Polycarp's Paradigm at $10 per month, you will get a personal letter in the mail with two Polycarp's Paradigm stickers in it. One sticker is for yourself and one is for you to give to a friend. Please provide your mailing address and keep spreading the word about the podcast!
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For your support of $20 per month I will send you a copy of my first book, "Thoughts of a Changed Mind: Letters from Father to Son". The many paradigm shifts I've experienced and the spiritual insights I've gained throughout my life are written in this book in a fashion that is both easy-to-read and challenging to the status quo. Enjoy!
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Why the name "Polycarp's Paradigm"?
There is a double meaning to the each of the words in the name. First of all, "Polycarp" refers to St. Polycarp (AD 69-155) who was a disciple of the Apostle John and bishop of Smyrna. No, I'm not making these names up! Polycarp was a mighty man of God, being known for his holiness of life and becoming a martyr at the age of 86. He provides a key link, along with other Early Church Fathers, between the Bible and the Apostolic Tradition and shows the catholicity of the Early Church. When I was an Evangelical Protestant my heart yearned to be part of the Church I saw in the book of Acts and was part of many non-denominational churches that had that same goal. Little did I know that the Early Church was actually Catholic until I read the stories and writings of these early Christians. This was a huge "paradigm shift" for me in how I viewed the world and the world of Christianity. Inevitably, after this discovery, among others, I became Catholic and took the name Polycarp in my Confirmation as St. Polycarp became my Confirmation and Patron Saint. Hence the second meaning to the name "Polycarp" is in reference to my new identity as a Catholic Christian.
The second word "Paradigm" refers to the goal of entering the perspective or worldview (i.e. paradigm) of the first Christians in taking a deeper look at the faith that was delivered to them. The term also refers to my own perspective and the various "paradigm shifts" that I underwent in my conversion to Catholicism.
Wherever you may be on your spiritual journey, I invite you to explore "Polycarp's Paradigm" with an open mind and heart. It's not easy to undergo paradigm shifts. For me, learning more about the Catholic Faith has felt like drinking from a fire-hydrant. My hope is to distill what I've learned to make it accessible to you and to all those who listen to the podcasts or watch the YouTube videos. Despite what our relativistic culture may think, every human being longs to know the truth, for it is in knowing the truth that we are set free. To align ourselves with the truth, no matter what previous paradigms we may have held, is the openness to which I invite you. With your support, Polycarp's Paradigm, can spread the message of truth, the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ, to the ends of the earth. This is both exciting and daunting. Let's go for it with all we have and see what God does!
Grace & Peace,
Eric "Polycarp" Robinson