Fireside 2.1 ( Thinking with Sam Harrelson Blog Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:00:00 -0400 Thinking with Sam Harrelson Blog en-us Welcome Back Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:00:00 -0400 3dc2b322-f854-4cbb-a7ec-c7671c860110 A reboot of Thinking Religion Thinking Religion has been a podcast for almost a decade. Thomas and I were having weekly conversations about our seminary work, life, tech, and theology... so we decided to start recording those and make an intentional podcast. Putting together a podcast in 2008 was a much different experience than it is in 2018, and life happened to get in the way of our recording schedule resulting in sporadic episodes those first few years. Around 2014 and 2015, we decided to "take it seriously" and started holding each other accountable for a more regular recording schedule. The result is the first batch of 146 episodes of the show. While Thomas has had to move on from the show, what we were experimenting with and creating over the last ten years is a space for people to talk about sex, politics, and religion in an open and inviting space. I hope to keep honoring that as we move ahead with this next iteration of Thinking Religion.

New Format

Episodes will be broken into three ~15 minute segments:

Scripture Verse: I'll pick a verse, read it, and then the guest host will walk through their interpretation or interpolation of the passage.

Interpretation Question: This can be something based on that scripture verse or a topic that I know the guest is passionate about in relation to discerning their own faith walk or academic journey etc.

What are you reading?: Just what it says... reading isn't limited to books, of course.

We'll try to keep all of that to 45 minutes, but no promises.

Here's to the future!

Mondays Sun, 14 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400 ad269a7c-ad0a-4c4b-9873-79d628dc7693 Should we post shows on Monday or does it matter? We're thinking of posting shows on Mondays given that the weekdays are when we receive the most downloads. Of course, in a world of podcast apps and subscriptions it technically doesn't matter.

However, I know there are a number of podcasts I listen to regularly that have certain days they post on and it always makes me sad when they're not ready on that day of the week. We humans like our schedules, right?

Let us know what you think on Twitter @samharrelson and @thomaswhitley.