Episode | September 18th, 2020 | 5 mins 19 secs
bible, jonah, nineveh, old testament, religion
We'll get back to Genesis, but here's a test recording I did when we were reading through Jonah for Thinking Religion. Here are some quick thoughts on Jonah's final encounter with God after Nineveh proves to be a little more receptive than first thought...
Text available here: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=176000971
Episode | September 17th, 2020 | 14 mins 25 secs
adam, bible, cain, enoch, genesis, lamech, noah, old testament, sumerian
Another creation story, how we get from Adam to Noah, and Sumerian King List (with a little Dylan)
Episode | September 16th, 2020 | 16 mins 24 secs
abel, adam, bible, cain, documentary hypothesis, eve, genesis, julius wellhausen, kent rollins, lamech, seth
SC voting stuff, iOS 14 is out, I'm making steaks tonight, and we get into the origins of civilizations with ... polyamory. Lamech and Seth.
Episode | September 15th, 2020 | 22 mins 10 secs
abel, adam, bible, cain, documentary hypothesis, eve, genesis, julius wellhausen, kent rollins
Today, we go over salmon recipes, Documentary Hypothesis, J's and G's in German, our new farming unit at homeschool with the 4 year old, and the tragic story of Cain and Abel and the Mark of Cain. Where did Cain's wife come from?? Listen and let's find out.
Episode | September 14th, 2020 | 21 mins 45 secs
adam, creation, eve, genesis, gilgamesh, mesopotamia, satan
Q&A and follow up from Gen 3:20-24 post
Episode | February 7th, 2020 | 45 mins 28 secs
acts, bible, bultmann, canonization, colossians, ephesians, luke, matthew, mitt romney, nancy pelosi, new testament, old testament, paul, politics, prayer breakfast, trump
This week we take a look back on a fascinating week of religion news and discuss how to talk to people who don't think the same way you do before closing out with a little history lesson on Acts 4-5.
Episode | January 31st, 2020 | 24 mins 6 secs
baptists, bible study, childcare, church, jesus, micah, old testament, sex, worship
Merianna and Sam discuss church schedules, life of the pastor's spouse, missing Sunday morning worship, Micah 6:8, and high church baptists.
Episode | January 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
bible, documentary hypothesis, doomsday clock, interpretation history, jonah, new testament
This week, Revs. Merianna Neely Harrelson and Sam Harrelson discuss canonization, the politics of commentaries, Jonah's Whale, interpretation history, Doomsday Clock, Harrowing of Hell, and masturbation lessons from Sunday School.
Episode | January 22nd, 2020 | 24 mins 5 secs
david bowie, gospel of john, john the baptist, new testament, sermons
Bonus episode here as the main show will be coming out a little later this week. This is audio from Sam's sermon on John 1:29-42 this past Sunday at Garden of Grace UCC in Columbia, SC about sin, community, identity, and why he started going to church.
Episode | January 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
acts, bible, bultmann, canonization, colossians, ephesians, luke, matthew, new testament, old testament, paul
Sam is joined by The Rev. Merianna Neely Harrelson to discuss babysitters, how she approaches Acts in church Bible studies, canonization, ascension vs resurrection vs transfiguration, the problem with a seminary education, and 4 listener questions.
Episode | January 6th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
acts, facebook, galatians, hebrew bible, james, new testament, north dakota, saskatchewan, shale oil, twitter, wayne gretzky
Sam is joined by Matthew Klippenstein this week to discuss fracturing of denominations, late dating of biblical texts, what an American has to learn from a Canadian, why the Dalai Lama might want to consider the lilies, and why ACTS might be the best book in the New Testament.
Episode | December 25th, 2019 | 2 mins 40 secs
christmas, newton, podcasting
Big news in this one… we’re coming back weekly for 2020! Starting around New Year’s Day, we’ll be back with all new guests and voices (and voices of guests) as well as some fun book giveaways, and a number of insider downloads drawing from the show’s past (and present and future).
Merry Christmas from Merianna, Sam, and the Harrelson family and more soon!
Episode | May 10th, 2019 | 35 mins 55 secs
Merianna and Sam discuss cultural transitions and how churches of all sizes and shapes are positioning themselves in the midst of societal shifts.
Episode | May 2nd, 2019 | 59 mins 34 secs
bible, chronicles, old testament, trump
Merianna and Sam discuss the notion of generational divides in politics, mattress buying, and church attendance.
Episode | February 28th, 2019 | 49 mins
asbury hills, bible, southern baptist, united methodist church
Merianna and Sam discuss old friends, new parenting techniques while attempting to figure out what makes the church different from the garden club.
Episode | February 22nd, 2019 | 39 mins 13 secs
bible, narrative preaching, obama, preaching, united methodist church
Merianna and Sam (and newborn Baby Girl) discuss insider language in denominations, the LGBTQ question facing the United Methodist Church, narrative preaching, and the difficulties of studying for a sermon in 2019 in the age of unlimited entertainment.