Month: July 2016

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 What will make your story seem outdated and irrelevant? How do some authors get away with having outdated technology, but still have avid readers?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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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