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Breaking Gender Biased Language

How can we transition to a gender-balanced world, if these biases remain part of our vernacular?  ELaN Languages, an independent translation organisation in Belgium, wants to tackle our unconscious bias by updating their online translation tool with a new feature: ‘the unbias button’. The plug-in offers unbiased translations of biased words. Making us aware of our …

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Goodbye, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Hello World.

Today starts the liturgical season of Lent. Around 12:03AM this morning (or last night, depending on your biological sense of time), I committed the ultimate mind crime of deleting my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Well, I began the process of deleting them since each of these advertising companies give you a 30-day “grace” period …

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The Moral Checklist

Merianna and Sam discuss old friends, new parenting techniques while attempting to figure out what makes the church different from the garden club. Support Thinking Religion Links: The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting – The New York Times Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: Henri J. M. Nouwen: 9780385236829: Amazon.com: Gateway Amazon.com: Turtles …

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Episode 151: Debating Narrative Preaching

Merianna and Sam (and newborn Baby Girl) discuss insider language in denominations, the LGBTQ question facing the United Methodist Church, narrative preaching, and the difficulties of studying for a sermon in 2019 in the age of unlimited entertainment. Support Thinking Religion Links: Obama goes viral after sporting black bomber jacket with ’44’ on sleeve at …

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Episode 150: True Love Waits For Instagram Stories to Load

Merianna and Sam tackle Instagram Stories, performative social media, and generational gender divides in reading the Scripture. Support Thinking Religion Links: Franklin Graham on Twitter: “I encourage you to check out @RunTheRaceMovie—in theaters next Friday, Feb. 22. @TimTebow… “ True Love Waits – Wikipedia 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders …

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Episode 149: Insta Bible Study

Merianna and Sam discuss Instagram Bible studies, reading the whole Bible in a year, and the search for authenticity in a time of societal shifts. Support Thinking Religion Links: Sam’s Bible Read Through Plan Thomas Merton’s Opening the Bible

Free iPhone 6 Plus to a Good Home

We have a spare unlocked iPhone 6 Plus (cracked on lower right but otherwise in good shape) with an Otterbox Commuter case… let me know if you or someone you know would put to use (just needs a SIM card if you want cell service). I can ship in the US for free as well.

Fox Chained to a Car

Via Photogrammar Foxes and I go way back… from Lollards to Wendell Berry.

Live News on Twitter

Nice work by Twitter to have live video of local press conferences and local news up top of the feed (as we wait out the slow arrival of Hurricane Florence here in Columbia). I’ve always used Twitter for live news and updates in text form, so it’s interesting to see them move more into the …

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Saving Lives with Apple Watch

“I participated in the Heart Study too. Like Perlow, I forgot about it for long stretches. I’m fortunate that I didn’t receive the sort of alert Perlow did, but in September, Stanford sent me a notification that my participation in the study was ending. It turns out that over the course of 188 days, Stanford …

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Current Theme Song

“There will be feasting and dancing in Jerusalem next year.” Great associated podcast here.

Episode 148: Faith Is a Boomerang

The Rev. Lauren Larkin joins Sam to discuss birthing pangs in Genesis, the merits of demythologizing, and Dialectical Theology in the 21st Century. Special Guest: Lauren R.E. Larkin. Support Thinking Religion Links: LaurenRELarkin.com – The intersection of everyday life and theology SanctaColloquia (@SanctaColloquia) | Twitter Genesis 3 The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch: David …

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Episode 147: Thinking Religion Again

Ready for the next episode? Here we go! THINKING RELIGION is coming back in August 🙂 Support Thinking Religion

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