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 38: Thinking Out Loud 103: Feast or Famine - Thinking.FM
March 15th, 2016 | 48 mins 35 secs
Will I be able to afford groceries this month? Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the peaks and valleys of the publishing and writing world and how it’s hard to predict what each month or each day is going to look like. How exciting!
Episode 37: Thinking Religion 69: Act Like You’ve Been There Before - Thinking.FM
March 11th, 2016 | 1 hr 2 mins
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss messaging apps and the future of the web, how Acts 2 connects with presidential debates, Trump’s nativism, world religion and acts of classification, and star bellied sneetches.
Episode 36: Thinking Out Loud 102: Flipping the Switch - Thinking.FM
March 4th, 2016 | 52 mins 42 secs
Can you trust book reviews? Are they all paid for by authors looking for five stars? Elisabeth and Merianna talk about where to find their next book to read and what sources you can trust and what sources you can’t.
Episode 35: Thinking Religion 68: There Is No Such Thing as Christianity - Thinking.FM
March 3rd, 2016 | 48 mins 33 secs
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss Thomas’ Class on Sex, Hillary Clinton as the modern Thecla, sermons on sexuality, questions of identity and why we get attracted to the things we do, and a Bonnaroo for academics.
Episode 34: Thinking Out Loud 101: Coming Into the Light - Thinking.FM
February 29th, 2016 | 42 mins 28 secs
Elisabeth talks about how she might want to hide in the shadows because she’s not ready to be considered a writer but the really amazing things that happen when you do finally step into the light. You have to be who are you without wanting the affirmat...
Episode 33: Thinking Religion 67: A Little Gnod to the Gnostics - Thinking.FM
February 25th, 2016 | 1 hr 4 mins
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss Dan’s White Vans, the new Thinking Religion schwag giveaway, Syriac Valentine poems, new pens, Trump as Cyrus the Great, a Trump presidency, evangelical mono cultures, Monty Python’s take on Jesus,
Episode 32: Thinking Out Loud 100: You Brought Your Whistle - Thinking.FM
February 22nd, 2016 | 50 mins 31 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna celebrate their 100 episode! They relive how it all started and all their best soapbox speeches and conclude if you are adding your voice to the mix, don’t just be a part of the chorus. Stand out!
Episode 31: Thinking Out Loud 99: Speaking of Happily Ever Afters - Thinking.FM
February 17th, 2016 | 54 mins 4 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the power of false climaxes to turn a plot and making your characters more interesting. They also cover the importance of soul feeding as you transform from writer to author,
Episode 30: Thinking Religion 66: The Barbeque Equation of Religion and Politics - Thinking.FM
February 16th, 2016 | 1 hr 25 mins
Thomas is now Dr. Whitley, Sam is too old to understand the Grammys, Thomas does an on-air unboxing of This Is Ground’s Mystery Box (use this link for $10 off an order there), Justice Scalia is dead, and South Carolina is changing.
Episode 29: Thinking Out Loud 98: Putting Yourself Out There - Thinking.FM
February 9th, 2016 | 53 mins 1 sec
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the importance of developing a personal brand as well as a professional brand. They talk about public profiles and David Bowie as well as upcoming projects. Of course they talk about the upcoming Episode 100!
Episode 28: Thinking Religion 65: Gotta Have Faith - Thinking.FM
January 28th, 2016 | 1 hr 4 mins
This week, Thomas and Sam discuss the live streaming of life and debates, the Trump Red Zone™, Presidential endorsements by leading religious figures, the myth of evangelicalism, and performativity in public religion.
Episode 27: Thinking Out Loud 97: Say What You Need to Say - Thinking.FM
January 25th, 2016 | 43 mins 41 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the use of said in a manuscript and how it can’t be overused. They talk about other bad writing advice that writers take to heart and winter weather and good books. Show Notes: Are You Overusing Said?
Episode 26: Thinking Religion 64: Two Corinthians Walk Into a Bar… - Thinking.FM
January 22nd, 2016 | 50 mins 15 secs
This week, Thomas and Sam discuss their favorite bags to carry their everyday items, what’s wrong with college admissions, Two Corinthians, Climate Change, Dura Europos, and the intentions of heavily armed angry white men.
Episode 25: Thinking Out Loud 96: Crying for Strangers - Thinking.FM
January 15th, 2016 | 44 mins 18 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the deaths this week of some great creative geniuses and how it impacts them. They also talk about inspiration in artists and characters and how true great artists teach us something about ourselves.
Episode 24: Thinking Religion 63: Defining Yourself By The Controversies Around You - Thinking.FM
January 14th, 2016 | 1 hr 12 mins
This week, Thomas and Sam discuss some of their New Year’s Resolutions (and how they are holding up), tonight’s Republican Debate in North Charleston, and how early christianities developed orthodox beliefs and creeds from the contentious arguments ove...