Year: 2016

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 Daters | Christianity Today The Coming Political Realignment | NYT The post Thinking Religion: Generational Eschatological Expectations appeared first on …

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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 Thinking.FM. Support Thinking Religion

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 how do you overcome conference hangover? And how do you turn a conference experience into a community of supporters? Show …

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Episode 65: Thinking Baptists 18: All The Wands – Thinking.FM

The Revs. Merianna Neely Harrelson and Sam Harrelson reboot Thinking Baptists with a new episode for the first time in four years. They do a recap of Merianna’s ministerial journey as well as follow up to the last episode of the show with a discussion about women in baptist ministry in 2016. They also cover the topic of pastor search committees, and why the economy isn’t doing young ministers any favors when it comes to …

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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 how can they contend the citation? The default is often to show up at the courthouse and wait in line …

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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, because Spotify was simply seeking to communicate with its customers.” Source: Apple returns fire on Spotify, calling out ‘rumors and …

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Wow, Hillary just won the internet.

I’m looking forward to seeing what they — and the many great writers who’ve contributed to The Toast — do next. (At least two are working for my campaign!) As we look back at what this site has meant to so many of you, I hope you’ll also look forward and consider how you might make your voice heard in whatever arenas matter most to you. Speak your opinion more fervently in your classes if …

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Spotify and Apple at odds

Spotify declined to comment; Apple hasn’t responded to request for comment. For the past year, Spotify has argued publicly, and to various regulators in the U.S. and Europe, that Apple’s subscription policies effectively punish third-party music services that use Apple’s platform, while boosting Apple Music, the home-grown service it launched in June 2015. Source: Spotify says Apple won’t approve a new version of its app because it doesn’t want competition for Apple Music – Recode …

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Thoughts on Evernote’s price hike

Evernote has been one of the leading note-taking services for some time, with clients for the Web and every major OS. The company recently announced sweeping changes to its “freemium” pricing strategy, which puts a big limit on the “free” tier and raises prices across the board for new and existing users. Source: Evernote limits free tier to two devices, raises prices 40% I’ve been an Evernote user since March 28, 2008 (got in before it launched …

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Episode 64: Thinking Religion: The Privilege of Knowing How to Read – Thinking.FM

Dr. Thomas J. Whitley and The Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss Sam’s use of iPad Pro as his main computer, Evernote, and the privilege of knowing how to read. Show Notes Thinking.FM on Patreon Thinking Religion Facebook Group for show discussions and links Changes to Evernote’s Pricing Plans | Evernote Scrivener Sumnotes iPad Pro Working on the iPad: Still My Favorite Computer | MacStories My Tablet Has Stickers | Steven Sinofsky Finally a Tablet That Replaces Your Laptop | …

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Episode 63: Cast of Geeks 58: Small Wonders – Thinking.FM

Lisa Picarille, Jim Kukral, Shawn Collins, and Sam Harrelson reunite for an episode of Cast of Geeks. This month, they discuss the future(s) of affiliate marketing, influencer marketing, engagement and Facebook Pages, the rise of messaging, Amazon’s Kindle Store policies, and whether or not augmented reality will catch on with the general public. Meet Amy | x.ai x.ai on Product Hunt A Year in the Life of Amy | x.ai Review of Amy Ingram | …

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Episode 62: Thinking Religion: Consolation of Communication – Thinking.FM

Dr. Thomas J. Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss Big Macs, livestreaming, bastardized religion, and tiny apocalypses. Show Notes McDonald’s Best Sandwiches | Thrillist Dem Sit-In | TechMeme Photo of Trump, Falwell Jr. beside Playboy cover raises holy heck | McClatchy DC Matthew McConaughey Bares His Soul: ‘Mankind Has Bastardized Religion’ | Daily Beast Apocalypse is the Mother of Beauty | Marginalia The post Thinking Religion: Consolation of Communication appeared first on Thinking.FM. Support Thinking …

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iPad Pro is the new Mac

“I can’t speak for you, but I’m writing this editorial on my everyday productivity tool — the iPad Pro. It’s what I like to think of as the “computer for the rest of us”. It’s already incredibly functional and I can’t wait to see iOS 10 up and running on it.” Source: iPad Pro is the new Mac I have to agree with Michael Gartenberg here… the iPad Pro is quickly becoming my “everyday computer.” …

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Facebook isn’t a neutral platform

There seems to be a real disconnect between what Facebook actually is and what it purports to be. Mark Zuckerberg has said publicly that Facebook is a neutral platform which “stands for giving everyone a voice.” But it’s clear that Facebook is willing to vote with its wallet to make some of those voices louder than others. The open Web is the only answer. But in an era of easy-to-use apps and algorithmic story discovery, …

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Episode 61: Thinking Out Loud 115: Fighting the Imposter Monster – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about fighting the imposter monster, reader’s theaters about germs, and exciting upcoming conference. They debate how to know if you are truly doing what you should be doing. If you’re scared of it, it’s probably what you should do. The Giving Tree Screen Time for Kids Food Safety Music – Microbes Medley – Animation We Are the Microbes Muggie Maggie Beverly Clearly Elizabeth Gilbert on Ketut Liyer Taglines 5 Effective Ways to …

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Episode 60: Thinking Religion: You Only Want a New Cultural War When You’re Losing the Last One – Thinking.FM

Dr. Thomas J. Whitley, Rev. Sam Harrelson, and Chad Gardner discuss cultural gnosticism. Show Notes Chad on Twitter Let’s Have a Better Culture War | NYT Religious Studies in the Time of Trumpism | Michael Altman SBC Sees 9th Year of Membership Decline | WaPo Facebook Will Be All Mobile, All Video in 5 Years | Fortune The post Thinking Religion: You Only Want a New Cultural War When You’re Losing the Last One appeared first …

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Episode 59: Thinking Religion: An Eclectic Text – Thinking.FM

Dr. Thomas J. Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the gender politics of Sam’s new personal assistant, language as a power mechanism, a listener question about Paul’s Gospel, and what in the world The Donald is thinking. Show Notes Meet Amy | x.ai x.ai on Product Hunt A Year in the Life of Amy | x.ai Review of Amy Ingram | Business Insider How virtual assistants could change home and life | CBS This Morning In Women …

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Episode 58: Thinking Out Loud 114: Recognizing Your Tells – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the world of podcasting as self-publishing and how Serial has introduced a format of audio stories that might just bring back storytelling as an artform. Could we be returning to an oral storytelling-centered culture? How will oral storytelling change how we write, read, and listen to works? Show Notes: Piracy link from my client Nely Cab; Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Kristen Bell reading Veronica Mars novels Acts of Bravery (My story …

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Episode 57: Thinking Religion: The Weird Thing That Happens When You Realize People Know You – Thinking.FM

Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss conference outfits and gear, “Uber Boomers,” Thomas’ new leather good, and the need for female leadership in a male dominated society. NAPS Carrie Schroeder’s Tweets Sam’s Footnote Eagle Creek Packing Squares Thisisground Dopp Kits Thisisground Riff Thisisground Mod Tablet 2 External Battery Packs Klean Kanteen Corkcicle Tumbler Sam’s Bag A Christian Feminist Response to Baylor | BNG Spiritual Abuse Keeps Women Out of Senior Pastorates | Merianna Neely …

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Episode 56: Thinking Out Loud 113: You Might Also Like – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the changing dynamics of choosing books and hearing recommendations. How will Merianna’s 8 year old and almost 6 year old read books? Will they go to a store and ask an attendant or will their Netflix-recommended-minds determine how they choose what to read, too? Show Notes: Community Supported Agriculture Hello Fresh Blue Apron Amazon Book Recommendations 8 Types of People You Will See in a Bookstore Humble Book Bundle You’ve …

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