Year: 2016

Episode 92: Apostles, Disciples, and Facebook Live Viewers

Thomas and Sam discuss new Macbooks and the problem with trying to count your followers in relation to your success. The post Thinking Religion 92: Apostles, Disciples, and Facebook Live Viewers appeared first on Thinking.FM. Support Thinking Religion

Episode 91: Let’s Talk About Bob Dylan and Evanglicals

In which Thomas and Sam discuss Bob Dylan and Evangelicals. The post Thinking Religion 91: Let’s Talk About Bob Dylan and Evanglicals appeared first on Thinking.FM. Support Thinking Religion

Episode 90: No Bread, No Bag, No Money

Thomas and Sam discuss titles, office spaces, new jobs, being unplugged from the hive mind during the work day, and everyday carries (along with some deep philosophical ideas you’ll have to stick around for). FSU Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards AgFirst Farm Credit Mod Tablet 3 | ThisIsGround The post Thinking Religion: No Bread, No Bag, No Money appeared first on Thinking.FM. Support Thinking Religion

Episode 79: Thinking Religion 89: Do You Want To Talk About Pants? – Thinking.FM

Thomas and Sam discuss pants, button down collar dress shirts, briefcases, leather goods, and the role of religion in political rhetoric. Levi 541 Hillary Clinton writes Op-Ed in LDS Paper Fewer and Fewer Americans Vote With Religion in Mind | Boston Globe Many Americans Hear About Politics from the Pulpit | Pew Views From the Pulpit Tend to Favor Hillary Clinton | NYT The post Thinking Religion 89: Do You Want To Talk About Pants? …

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Episode 78: Thinking Out Loud 121: Even Superheroes Have Flaws – Thinking.FM

“But I thought you were a superhero?” Elisabeth and Merianna talk about that moment when someone you know discovers that you have flaws and how that impacts your relationship. This is why it is important to make sure your characters have flaws as well. Even superheroes have their kryptonite.  Show Notes Book Architecture 10 Reasons Why Your Hero Needs Flaws The Good the Bad and the Ugly Tor.com Book Club The post Thinking Out Loud …

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Episode 77: Thinking Religion 88: Snapchat is the New Oral Tradition – Thinking.FM

Thomas and Sam, along with guest host Roshan Abraham, discuss Jonah’s presumptive bisexuality, Classics’ past present and future, Ephesus as the ancient 4chan, roles of the public intellectual, autobiographical memories, textuality, authority, and Bernie vs. Hillary sexism. Apollonius of Tyana Silicon Valley’s Hippest Church is Going Public | Buzzfeed Twitter is the strange new kingmaker of the 21st century | Quartz THE AUDACITY OF COPYING WELL | Stratechery Hillary Clinton Just Chillin’ in Cedar Rapids The post Thinking Religion 88: …

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Episode 76: Thinking Out Loud 120: What World is This? – Thinking.FM

“But that could never happen!” Elisabeth and Merianna talk about world building, especially in regards to changing technology. What should you include? What will make your story seem outdated and irrelevant? How do some authors get away with having outdated technology, but still have avid readers? Show Notes Harrelson Press’ New Site Kumare Jesus Camp Mary Robinette Kowal “Sensitivity Reader” Star Wars Lack of Messaging | Stack Exchange Star Trek Technology | Forbes What are Merianna and …

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Episode 75: Thinking Religion: Trading Places – Thinking.FM

Most Christians are Republicans and a few liberal ones are Democrats (or something like that). That’s been the conventional thinking for the past few decades, especially with the rise of the Moral Majority and Evangelical movement going back to the late 60’s and early 70’s. However, the election of 2016 is pointing to a possible shift in perception of this old adage. Are we seeing a role reversal where the Democratic Party becomes the party …

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Marsbot Is Your New Scarlett

But Marsbot is important for other reasons, too. She represents a different kind of bot than the ones you see in Facebook Messenger — one that’s proactive rather than passive. She’s not a chatbot, but an interruptive bot. Crowley says that most other bots are in the model of Aladdin’s lamp: you invoke them and the genie appears. Marsbot is more in the Jiminy Cricket mode, hanging over your shoulder and chiming in when needed. Source: Marsbot …

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Episode 73: Thinking Out Loud 118: Words Matter – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about moving your draft from the splatter paint on the canvas, letting the words fly off your fingertips to a manuscript with purposeful meaningful words. Words matter. Choose them carefully, especially if you are staff writer for a presidential candidate. Show Notes Plagiarism | USA Today Melania Trump’s Speech | CNN Trump’s Campaign Organization | CNN Melania’s Plagiarism | USA Today Staff Writer Takes Blame | AOL “Light a Fire Under” idiom …

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Episode 72: Thinking Religion: Permission Slip – Thinking.FM

This week, Thomas and Sam discuss how to use social media effectively, why you shouldn’t invoke God when comparing others to Lucifer, and ways to save money on all of your internet subscription services. Subscribe to the Thinking Religion Newsletter Delivered every Friday and full of all the stuff we didn’t have time to cover on the show plus a few extra tidbits from around the web. Show Notes Candidates’ social media outpaces their websites and emails …

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The Importance of Getting Your Details Correct

  My partner Merianna was preaching at a nearby church last month and she needed a time estimate for the drive that Sunday morning. We googled the church and got the address. While on the results page, I noticed their “Hours” stated they were closed. It was a Sunday. That felt… peculiar. It wasn’t intentional, of course. It’s just a tiny detail that is easy to overlook. But when you only have, on average, about …

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Why augmented reality’s future is more practical and rational than you realize

Bryan Richardson, Android software engineer at stable|kernel, wants you to consider this: what if firefighters could wear a helmet that could essentially see through the walls, indicating the location of a person in distress? What if that device could detect the temperature of a wall? In the near future, the amount of information that will be available through a virtual scan of our immediate environment and projected through a practical, wearable device could be immense. Source: …

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Episode 71: Thinking Religion: Growing Up Evangelical in the 90’s – Thinking.FM

Thomas and Sam are joined by Merianna Neely Harrelson to talk about True Love Waits, Kissing Dating Goodbye, Promise Rings, and all the interesting parts of Evangelical Christian culture of the ’90’s (and how much of that is being reexamined)… and why Sam still calls himself an Evangelical. Subscribe to the Thinking Religion Newsletter Delivered every Friday and full of all the stuff we didn’t have time to cover on the show plus a few …

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Episode 70: Thinking Baptists 20: No One Gets Out Alive – Thinking.FM

Merianna and Sam talk about how communities of faith create a sense of belonging and what happens when the community encounters a crisis of faith. Do you stay? Do you leave? Show Notes If Pokemon Go Feels Like a Religion That’s Because it Kind of Is | BNG Pokemon Go is just the latest in a long line of privacy mistakes | iMore No Millennials in Church? They May Be Working, Expert Says Perry Noble’s …

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Episode 69: Thinking Out Loud 117: Finding the Corners – Thinking.FM

In which Mary Hudson (8 years old) blows our minds by sharing how she published her first play, Germ Play. Elisabeth and Merianna ask Mary Hudson how the inspiration for the play came to her and inspiration in general. They also discuss the concept of finding the corners of their own manuscripts and how that provides parameters allowing them to put the rest of the pieces together.  Show Notes Two New Harry Potter Movies Pokemon Go and Mental Health …

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www.🍕💩.ws

Further confirming the notion that your website address really doesn’t matter that much anymore, I present linkmoji. Enjoy.

ShelfJoy: Clever use of messaging and affiliate marketing

We are the place for book lovers to discover amazing books from a wide variety of topics. All lovingly hand-curated by people who know and love reading. Source: ShelfJoy Interesting messaging bot for Facebook Messenger that was just released today. Once you add Shelfjoy to Messenger, you “chat” with it to discover books in various categories (or “shelves” as they call them). If you find something you like, you click “Buy” and you’re handed off …

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Pokemon Go snatches all of your Google data

By signing up to play Pokemon Go through Google, many iOS users have unknowingly exposed all of their emails, chats, calendars, documents and more to the game’s developer and third-parties. Source: Pokemon Go catches all your Google data (here’s how to stop it) | Cult of Mac I’ve been thinking a good deal about this game over the last few days. I should have posted before, but I wanted to wrap my head around the …

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