Month: February 2016

Episode 34: Thinking Out Loud 101: Coming Into the Light – Thinking.FM

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 affirmation of other people or fulfilling contrived notions of beauty …

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The Gospel of Consumption

“Rather than realizing the enriched social life that Kellogg’s vision offered us, we have impoverished our human communities with a form of materialism that leaves us in relative isolation from family, friends, and neighbors. We simply don’t have time for them. Unlike our great-grandparents who passed the time, we spend it. An outside observer might …

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Episode 33: Thinking Religion 67: A Little Gnod to the Gnostics – Thinking.FM

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, and the Last Temptation of Christ. Show Notes Damn Daniel, the song (what is this?) | Huffington Post …

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An honest thief

Fascinating read… “The conclusion is inescapable: we must live our lives to promote the most overall good. And that would seem to mean helping those most in want—the world’s poorest people. Our rule demands one do everything they can to help the poorest—not just spending one’s wealth and selling one’s possessions, but breaking the law …

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Episode 32: Thinking Out Loud 100: You Brought Your Whistle – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna celebrate their 100 episode! They relive how it all started and all their best soapbox speeches and conclude if you are adding your voice to the mix, don’t just be a part of the chorus. Stand out! Sign up for the Thinking Out Loud Book Exchange! [contact-form] Show Notes: Celebrate Thinking.FM on …

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Facebook is going to put ads in Messenger

“The document, obtained by TechCrunch but kept private to protect its verified source, says businesses will be able to send ads as messages to people who previously initiated a chat thread with that company. To prepare, the document recommends that businesses get consumers to start message threads with them now so they’ll be able to send them …

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The Pope Didn’t Say Donald Trump Is Not a Christian

From Dr. Thomas J. Whitley… “The “only” is a key word in Pope Francis’ response, as is his admission that he is rather uninformed regarding Donald Trump’s immigration policy proposals. The Pope did not say “Donald Trump is not Christian.” Rather, he claimed that if a person only ever thought about building walls and not …

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Episode 31: Thinking Out Loud 99: Speaking of Happily Ever Afters – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the power of false climaxes to turn a plot and making your characters more interesting. They also cover the importance of soul feeding as you transform from writer to author, and the importance of sticking to your draft while saying all the words (and not taking short cuts). Next week is the big …

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Episode 30: Thinking Religion 66: The Barbeque Equation of Religion and Politics – Thinking.FM

Thomas is now Dr. Whitley, Sam is too old to understand the Grammys, Thomas does an on-air unboxing of This Is Ground’s Mystery Box (use this link for $10 off an order there), Justice Scalia is dead, and South Carolina is changing. Show Notes The Religion and Politics of South Carolina: A State Portrait from PRRI’s …

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