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 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.
Episode 45: Thinking Out Loud 106: Introducing… - Thinking.FM
April 11th, 2016 | 42 mins 16 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the art of writing and the powerful way writing can impact people’s lives. Why are you scared to share your story? There’s someone out there who needs to read it. Start introducing yourself!
Episode 44: Thinking Religion 73: Unknown Futures - Thinking.FM
April 9th, 2016 | 1 hr 6 mins
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the future of medium sized churches, marketing to millennials, and the role of self-selecting in our identity formations. Mentioned: Lotteries: America’s Shame | The Atlantic Facebook Live | FB Pope F...
Episode 43: Thinking Religion 72: The Hustle - Thinking.FM
April 1st, 2016 | 1 hr 2 mins
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss marketing yourself and finding jobs in bleak and uncertain times. Mentioned: Podcast Method | 5by5 Why “Make America Great Again” is a Brilliant Slogan | Washington Post Francis’ widely anticipated docu...
Episode 42: Thinking Out Loud 105: You’re Going to Be An Author, How Do You Feel About That? - Thinking.FM
March 29th, 2016 | 53 mins 4 secs
Are you stuck in the transitional phase where you can see yourself as an author? Elisabeth talks about the exciting news regarding her book and progress in the revision process. They also talk about the dangers that exist for people trying to publish...
Episode 41: Thinking Religion 71: Something About Easter? - Thinking.FM
March 26th, 2016 | 1 hr 6 mins
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the how apocalyptic religious movements become religions, insider and outsider language, the uniqueness of christianities, their ongoing personal revelations about privilege,
Episode 40: Thinking Out Loud 104: Yours, Mine, and Ours - Thinking.FM
March 21st, 2016 | 36 mins 3 secs
How many writing projects are you working on? Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their joint writing project, individual projects, and ghost writing projects and how to keep them all going at the same time. They also ask the question,
Episode 39: Thinking Religion 70: “And you never ask questions when God’s on your side” - Thinking.FM
March 18th, 2016 | 1 hr 10 mins
Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the religion of college football, Rip and Dip vs Common Cup vs Shot Glasses, Rubio’s odd theological farewell speech, the power of professing God’s Will, and why the Republican Party enabled Trump.
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,