Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion and society, often times with a bent towards critical analysis... with a healthy dose of banter and politics thrown in.
April 9th, 2018 | 29 mins 45 secs
Dr. Thomas J. Whitley and The Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss things we pass down and the best way to sign off.
March 29th, 2018 | 38 mins 36 secs
discord, facebook, privilege, security, social media, twitter
Dr. Thomas Whitley and The Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the term "partners" in its modern context and whether or not it is performative for certain couples. That leads to a discussion about the role of social media in our lives if we could, in fact, delete Facebook.
March 20th, 2018 | 50 mins 18 secs
church social media, facebook, instagram, twitter, whatsapp
Dr. Thomas Whitley and The Rev. Samuel Harrelson discuss The Great Social Media Reckoning of 2018, broadcast media vs social media, why you need a website (and why your church needs a GOOD website), and the importance of bringing it all back home.
March 7th, 2018 | 50 mins 31 secs
Dr. Thomas Whitley and the Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss boys' weekends, gender assumptions, the Documentary Hypothesis, the historicity of the Gospels, and Justice850.
March 1st, 2018 | 25 mins 36 secs
Dr. Thomas Whitley and The Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the fierce urgency of now, and why the church should be the gadflies of tension in a time of transition.
February 25th, 2018 | 52 mins 23 secs
isaiah, jesus, literacy, new testament, old testament
Dr. Thomas Whitley and the Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss British trivia shows, the concept of literacy in the ancient world, what accent Jesus might have had, and whether we now have historical proof of the prophet Isaiah.
February 16th, 2018 | 54 mins 53 secs
bible, parkland, trump
Dr. Thomas Whitely and The Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss wearing Clerical Collars every day, our country's normalized hermeneutic of violence, and a new podcast.
February 8th, 2018 | 57 mins 54 secs
cooperative baptist fellowship, david bowie, elon musk, trump
Dr. Thomas J. Whitley and The Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss beards, Life on Mars, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's hiring policy (and past, present, future).
February 2nd, 2018 | 58 mins 19 secs
amazon, apple, google, jesus, toxic masculinity, trump
Dr. Thomas Whitley and The Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss "toxic masculinity" and compare Trump with Jesus, Apple's woes, and voice assistants.
January 22nd, 2018 | 50 mins 17 secs
hq trivia, kierkegaard, lost, the good place
Dr. Thomas J. Whitley and The Rev. Samuel B. Harrelson play HQ Trivia and go to The Good Place to discuss Squab Goals.
“My name is Kierkegaard and my writing is impeccable. Check out my teleological suspension of the ethical.”
January 10th, 2018 | 41 mins 1 sec
android, apple, ios, meltdown, oprah, politics, spectre, trump
Dr. Thomas Whitley and the Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss quantum hacks, the evolution of reality TV and its impact on our Gen X lives, and why 2020 will be a different political landscape than 2016.
January 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
bible, canon, new testament, old testament, trump
Dr. Thomas Whitley and the Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the Bomb Cyclone, The Myth of Progress, The Apotheosis of Captain Cook, Lectionaries and conflating Gospels, and the need for a new political dialogue in our country.
December 21st, 2017 | 59 mins 49 secs
advent, bible, christmas, hymns, jesus, john lennon, new testament
Dr. Thomas Whitley and the Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss nativity scenes, bad Christmas songs, Epiphany, the War on Christmas, and bad Apple (batteries).
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
December 13th, 2017 | 1 hr 11 mins
Dr. Thomas Whitley and The Rev. Sam Harrelson are joined by The Rev. Lauren E. Larkin, Prof. W. Travis McMaken ("McBacon"), and The Rev. Merianna Neely Harrelson in an extravaganza of epic proportions. They discuss Clash of the Titans, why you should write a book, gendered religious language, Ancient Aliens, Alex Jones, flogging, and hate watching the world burn.
December 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
#metoo, franken, pence, trump, twitter
Dr. Thomas Whitley and The Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the #metoo Revolution, amplifying voices, and whether anything is worth trading your integrity.