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 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...
Episode 23: Thinking Religion 62: No one gets crucified for being too nice - Thinking.FM
January 8th, 2016 | 57 mins 31 secs
Thomas and Sam discuss the demise of Evernote but their renewed use, why app stores are the new platform, their love of This Is Ground products, and how Christians should and could deal with violence. Show Notes: Lame-O | Urban Dictionary Evernote’s De...
Episode 22: Thinking Out Loud 95: We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby - Thinking.FM
January 5th, 2016 | 50 mins 15 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their New Year’s Resolutions including reading, writing and personal challenges. They also talk about how far they have come since they first started podcasting and some exciting plans for 2016!
Episode 21: Thinking Religion 61: “We took the toys out of the box and now we get to play with them a little bit.” - Thinking.FM
January 4th, 2016 | 48 mins 30 secs
Thomas and Sam discuss the past year of Thinking Religion, add some new commentary, and talk about what’s next in 2016 for the podcast. Show Notes: Most popular shows by downloads: Episode 45 – 2,280 Episode 41 – 1,990 Episode 39 – 1,
Episode 20: Thinking Out Loud 94: There Are Sharks in This Water - Thinking.FM
December 21st, 2015 | 31 mins 21 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about when your writing is ready to reveal to someone else. They talk about the danger of releasing it too soon when you haven’t had enough time to mold it and shape it. They also discuss that if you put your writing out the...
Episode 19: Thinking Religion 60: The When, Where, and Why of the Nativity - Thinking.FM
December 18th, 2015 | 26 mins 50 secs
This week, Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson examine the When / Where / Why of the Nativity and discuss historical accuracies of the stories as we’ve interpreted them in our present culture. Show Notes: 6 Misconceptions about the Nativity | The Blaze Cr...
Episode 18: Thinking Out Loud 93: Working Out the Wrinkles as Writers - Thinking.FM
December 14th, 2015 | 53 mins 37 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna are reunited and it feels so good! They discuss finding reason, meaning, and purpose in writing in decisions we make as writers. They also discuss creating purposeful pauses rather than head-scratching confusion.