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 What will make your story seem outdated and irrelevant? How do some authors get away with having outdated technology, but still have avid readers?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

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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.

Episode 68: Thinking Religion: Generational Eschatological Expectations – Thinking.FM

Thomas and Sam discuss their iPhone homescreens, favorite apps, the complexity of generational eschatological expectations, and Christian dating apps. Show Notes OmniFocus Why I Ditched Evernote for Apple Notes and You Can Too | David Pogue When is a star more than a star? | Religion News ChristianMingle Lawsuit Forces Site to Add Options for Gay …

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Episode 67: Thinking Baptists 19: Embracing the Conflicts – Thinking.FM

The Revs Merianna Neely Harrelson and Sam Harrelson describe the benefits and challenges of congregational polity, notes, the digital dark age, and recording what matters. Show Notes Considering the Lilies and Hard Conversations Why I’m Still Baptist  Contemplative Baptists  A Response to Robert Parham The post Thinking Baptists 19: Embracing the Conflicts appeared first on …

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Episode 66: Thinking Out Loud 116: Lighting a Fire Under You – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about those moments when you meet people in real life that you’ve had social media conversations and interactions and what it feels like to be recognized. They talk about their trips and the power of belonging to a community where you can say who you are and truly be yourself. But …

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Our AI Assisted (Near) Future

Courtbot was built with the city of Atlanta in partnership with the Atlanta Committee for Progress to simplify the process of resolving a traffic citation. After receiving a citation, people are often unsure of what to do next. Should they should appear in court, when should they appear, how much will the fine cost, or …

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Apple fires back against Spotify

“We find it troubling that you are asking for exemptions to the rules we apply to all developers, and are publicly resorting to rumors and half-truths about our service,” it reads. “Spotify’s app was again [i.e. after being resubmitted on June 10] rejected for attempting to circumvent in-app purchase rules, and not, as you claim, …

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