About the Show
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.
Episode 60: Thinking Religion: You Only Want a New Cultural War When You’re Losing the Last One - Thinking.FM
June 17th, 2016 | 1 hr 8 mins
Dr. Thomas J. Whitley, Rev. Sam Harrelson, and Chad Gardner discuss cultural gnosticism. Show Notes Chad on Twitter Let’s Have a Better Culture War | NYT Religious Studies in the Time of Trumpism | Michael Altman SBC Sees 9th Year of Membership Decline...
Episode 59: Thinking Religion: An Eclectic Text - Thinking.FM
June 8th, 2016 | 1 hr 14 mins
Dr. Thomas J. Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the gender politics of Sam’s new personal assistant, language as a power mechanism, a listener question about Paul’s Gospel, and what in the world The Donald is thinking. Show Notes Meet Amy | x.
Episode 58: Thinking Out Loud 114: Recognizing Your Tells - Thinking.FM
June 7th, 2016 | 49 mins 57 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the world of podcasting as self-publishing and how Serial has introduced a format of audio stories that might just bring back storytelling as an artform. Could we be returning to an oral storytelling-centered culture?
Episode 57: Thinking Religion: The Weird Thing That Happens When You Realize People Know You - Thinking.FM
June 1st, 2016 | 1 hr 1 min
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss conference outfits and gear, “Uber Boomers,” Thomas’ new leather good, and the need for female leadership in a male dominated society. NAPS Carrie Schroeder’s Tweets Sam’s Footnote Eagle Creek Packing S...
Episode 56: Thinking Out Loud 113: You Might Also Like - Thinking.FM
May 30th, 2016 | 41 mins 40 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the changing dynamics of choosing books and hearing recommendations. How will Merianna’s 8 year old and almost 6 year old read books? Will they go to a store and ask an attendant or will their Netflix-recommended-minds...
Episode 55: Thinking Out Loud 112: Association Does Not Mean Causation - Thinking.FM
May 24th, 2016 | 52 mins 31 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about writer identities. Are you a plotter or a pantser or perhaps a plantser (like most of us)? They talk about overcoming imposter syndrome and how there is not one way to become a writer. They steal from Dr.
Episode 54: Thinking Religion 78: Homoeroticism, Paul, and James - Thinking.FM
May 20th, 2016 | 1 hr 14 mins
This week, Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the cloud, smaller phones, homoeroticism in the Bible, the Jerusalem Church and Paul, and why social media is not making us pick or choose our beliefs.
Episode 53: Thinking Religion 77: Figuring It Out - Thinking.FM
May 13th, 2016 | 54 mins 17 secs
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss figuring out email workflows, whether woman should be ordained as deacons in the Roman Catholic Church, and the United Methodist Church’s current debate over LBTQi and wider cultures.
Episode 52: Thinking Out Loud 110: This Isn’t the Story I Thought I Was Going to Write - Thinking.FM
May 12th, 2016 | 1 hr 13 mins
How do you know when you have a draft and when you have a manuscript ready to shop to publishers, especially in a time when you can publish anything that’s in the writing process? You can’t get to the point where you want your draft to be a book so b...
Episode 51: Thinking Religion 76: Can’t Stop The Feeling! - Thinking.FM
May 6th, 2016 | 1 hr 8 mins
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson are back this week (fresh from Dr. Whitley’s graduation) to talk about Evernote, iPads, Apple’s lineup, their favorite bags and pens, Justin Timberlake’s new song of the summer, #JesusSoWhite, taco bowls,
Episode 50: Thinking Out Loud 109: Trunkin’ It - Thinking.FM
May 2nd, 2016 | 55 mins 52 secs
Do I really have to write THAT story? Elisabeth and Merianna talk about how to write the tough parts of the story and how to recover after you write about difficult subject matters. They also talk about trashing the dress and leaving stories floating i...
Episode 49: Thinking Out Loud 108: Whose head am I in? - Thinking.FM
April 25th, 2016 | 51 mins 53 secs
“Elisabeth”and “Merianna” talk about head hopping, naming characters, and feminism. They also talk finally, finally about the ending of Allegiant and what Veronica Roth is working on now. The reasons you were not promoted that are totally unrelated ...
Episode 48: Thinking Religion 75: Supersessionism as a Tortured Metaphor - Thinking.FM
April 25th, 2016 | 52 mins 16 secs
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson talk about The Rains Down in Africa, cultural adoption, gender identities, and the supersessionism of “The American Dream.” Mentioned: Thinking.FM is a Launch Partner on Google Play Music Podcasts Kristen and...
Episode 47: Thinking Out Loud 107: Hey, I Know A Writer! - Thinking.FM
April 15th, 2016 | 42 mins 20 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about what to do when opportunities get dropped in your lap, the dangers of comparing yourself to other people, and who to listen to. Ray Bradbury said, “jump off the cliff and learn how to make wings on the way down.
Episode 46: Thinking Religion 74: Trump 3:16 - Thinking.FM
April 15th, 2016 | 1 hr 4 mins
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson talk about soup, signal cues, sex demons, and how a Trump Standard Version of the Bible (TSV) would translate passages. There’s also a BeardCast segment at the end for Friends Of The Show.