Thinking Religion

A podcast (theoretically) about religion, life, experience, and adjacent topics

About the show

Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Rev. Sam Harrelson and tackles various topics that deal with the intersection of religion, the Bible, faith, and culture.

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Episodes

  • Episode 109: Evangelicals and Covfefe Theology

    June 5th, 2017  |  56 mins 10 secs
    history, politics, religion, trump

    Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss "the new normal" and the how things change all of sudden.

  • Episode 108: Everyone's Just Winging It

    May 18th, 2017  |  49 mins 19 secs
    ai, allo, apple, donald trump, google, whatsapp

    Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss that sickening feeling you get when you realize that adults are all just faking it.

  • Episode 107: Words Are Hard

    May 12th, 2017  |  45 mins 38 secs
    bible, canon, old testament, rob bell

    Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the death of the Old Testament and whether biblical literacy matters to contemporary Christians and cultures.

  • Episode 106: Are Kids Growing Up in a Post-Christian America?

    May 4th, 2017  |  47 mins 44 secs
    clinton, donald trump, evangelicals, generation z, jesus, post-barthian

    Thomas and Sam debate renewing Evernote Premium, Donald Trump's Christianity, Evangelical logic, and whether Generation Z is growing up in a "Post-Christian" world.

  • Episode 105: Consider The Dogs of the Valley

    April 26th, 2017  |  1 hr 17 secs

    Thomas and Sam discuss life changes, beard growth, corporate philosophy officers, existentialism 2.0, and whether the Canon should remain closed or be thrown open.

  • Episode 104: Disrupting Jesus

    April 12th, 2017  |  1 hr 16 secs
    airpods, apple, apple watch, bannon, barth, bloomberg, cats, disruption, politics, religion, tech, thisisground, trump, white house

    Thomas and Sam discuss generational gaps in worldviews and the God-shaped hole at the heart of current American culture.

  • Episode 103: MAKE EASTER GREAT AGAIN

    April 6th, 2017  |  50 mins 52 secs

    Thomas and Sam discuss the importance of Easter and whether Pastors should be dressing up like the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus or letting the Wise Men into the party before January 6.

  • Episode 102: Let Me Move That Glass Over Here

    March 31st, 2017  |  57 mins 4 secs
    airpods, apple, apple watch, bannon, barth, cats, politics, religion, tech, thisisground, trump, white house
  • Episode 101: The Sounds of Silence

    March 23rd, 2017  |  57 mins 16 secs
    ipad, religion, technology, theology, todoist, workflow, wunderlist

    On grieving, loss, loving, caring, sharing, and voice.

  • Episode 100: "The last thing I would consider myself is a theologian."

    March 9th, 2017  |  1 hr 8 mins
    philosophy, podcasting, theology, thisisground

    Thomas and Sam celebrate 100 episodes and discuss Thomas' bent towards Process Theology.

  • Episode 99: It’s Hard to Put the Cat Back In the Bag

    March 4th, 2017  |  55 mins 26 secs
    airpods, apple, apple watch, bannon, barth, cats, politics, religion, tech, thisisground, trump, white house

    Thomas and Sam discuss Just War Theory, Karl Barth and where we go from here. Show Notes: Jewish cemetery vandalized in New York, third case in two weeks | Reuters Hate Map | SPLC Four Mosques Have Burned in Seven Weeks – Leaving Many Muslims and Advoc...

  • Episode 98: The Pull of Nostalgia

    February 23rd, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min

    Thomas and Sam discuss what makes things great. Again. Show Notes: The Religion of Donald Trump | Chicago Tribune Bill would make Bible state book in West Virginia | Herald-Dispatch Drop in teenage suicide attempts linked to legalization of same-sex ma...

  • Episode 97: Prayer Breakfast

    February 2nd, 2017  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Show Notes: Trump Gave a Doozy of a Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast | Washington Post Leaked Draft of Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Reveals Sweeping Plans to Legalize Discrimination | The Nation Free Speech | XKCD American Christianity is in ...

  • Episode 96: Nintey Six

    January 24th, 2017  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Thomas and Sam discuss Google Voice, Alexa, Evernote, and how the Democratic Party has failed voters but especially the next generation of public officials (and what we can do about it). Google Voice!!!!1! | The Verge COMPUTER | The Verge Trump and Net...

  • Episode 95: There’s Always a Drum Circle

    January 19th, 2017  |  56 mins 20 secs

    Thomas and Sam debate the social implications of protests and political actions in the new America.

  • Episode 94: Any Religious Left or Any Religion Left?

    January 13th, 2017  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Thomas and Sam discuss the upcoming inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, and what that means for the country’s religious landscape. How Trump is Paving the Way for a Revival of the ‘Religious Left’ | Washington Post Indivi...