Month: January 2017

Echo Chamber

A friend asked recently what I thought of the Amazon Echo and whether or not I was concerned by privacy issues surrounding the platform. The friend knows we have a number of the devices in our home. The issue goes along the lines of the the Echo being able to “hear” at all times since it is listening for the wake word (ours is currently set to “Computer” since I’m a Star Trek nerd). As …

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Episode 96: Nintey Six

Thomas and Sam discuss Google Voice, Alexa, Evernote, and how the Democratic Party has failed voters but especially the next generation of public officials (and what we can do about it). Google Voice!!!!1! | The Verge COMPUTER | The Verge Trump and Net Neutrality How do you get involved? https://www.indivisibleguide.com Justice100 | Faith in Public Life She Should Run The post Thinking Religion 96 appeared first on Thinking.FM. Support Thinking Religion

Episode 95: There’s Always a Drum Circle

Thomas and Sam debate the social implications of protests and political actions in the new America. The post Thinking Religion 95: There’s Always a Drum Circle appeared first on Thinking.FM. Support Thinking Religion

Episode 94: Any Religious Left or Any Religion Left?

Thomas and Sam discuss the upcoming inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, and what that means for the country’s religious landscape. How Trump is Paving the Way for a Revival of the ‘Religious Left’ | Washington Post Indivisible re:act The Crisis of Liberalism, Part II: All Policy, No Power | LARB America’s Religion Problem | Marginalia In His Own Words: President Obama on Faith | RNS Israel’s High Court Orders …

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Episode 93: “All we have to do now is to take these lies and make them true (somehow)”

Thomas and Sam kick off the 2017 season of Thinking Religion. New Years Resolutions Try a New Years Revolution | NY Times On Giving Donald Trump a Chance | Marginalia Sam’s January 1 “sermon”: “I think I realize now that the author chose to include the massacre of the infants in the nativity story of Jesus to establish not only Jesus’ claims to being the Messiah or to connect Jesus with Moses and the Exodus, but also …

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