Thinking Out Loud 79: Pushing the Send Button

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about how to work up the courage to press the send button to submit a work for publication. Elisabeth also shares the exciting news that she will be published in an anthology and how hard it was to send her short story to other people to read. They also talk about the work they do outside of Writing Refinery and Harrelson Press to promote literacy in their communities.

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Thinking Religion: Gun Violence and Cultural Fragmentation

 

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This is an emotional and raw episode that “shows our humanity” as Thomas says at the end. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson start the show as usual but then turn to deal with the tragic shooting of a young television reporter and camera person in Virginia this morning. This isn’t a typical Thinking Religion, but Thomas and Sam address a number of important issues involving religion, social media, race, cultural de-sensitivity and our possible ways forward as we learn to deal with our own creations and angels (or demons) and how this plays into our own churches, universities, and politics.

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Thinking Daily 34: I’m Turning 37

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Sam discusses the administration not “protecting the muppets,” how his family watches television without cable, and how his 7 year old daughter compares to himself as he turns 37 this week.

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Thinking Out Loud 78: Working Against Deadlines, and Word Counts

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Elisabeth has a new microphone, and Merianna just broke an expensive pair of professional recording headphones. They discuss the importance of writing for writing’s sake despite the pressure of deadlines, word counts, and editors as they work on their own writing projects outside of their day jobs. When is the right time to push through and complete a chapter and when should you leave a story? Listen to this week’s Thinking Out Loud and hear Elisabeth’s and Merianna’s thoughts!

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Thinking Religion: Biblical Trigger Warnings and Eve’s Origins

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This week, Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson discuss syllabi (or syllabuses as Thomas advocates), the most educated cities in the US, trigger warnings and political correctness, consecrated virgins, and whether Eve came from Adam’s rib or his … baculum.

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Thinking Out Loud 77: A Window to Your Creative Community

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the power of the creative community and how hard it is to put yourself out there. Elisabeth talks about her new 30 day challenge where she is working away from home and how that is impacting her workflow and process. They also talk about how important adaptive change is as a business owner and a writer.

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Thinking Religion: A Christian Chicken Company and The Evangelical Trump Card

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This week, Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson give their study of religion book suggestions for Mark Zuckerberg’s book club on Facebook, discuss how Evangelicals can support Donald Trump, and whether or not churches will keep their tax free status in the future.

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Thinking Out Loud 76: Protecting Your Creative Collateral

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about ghostwriting, white labeling, and the importance of protecting your creative collateral as a writer. They talk about how their own businesses are expanding in ways they didn’t anticipate and how they manage those new opportunities. They also release the news that Thinking Out Loud will begin a book exchange!

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Thinking Religion: Religion and the GOP Debates – What to Expect

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Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson discuss religious themed keywords to lookout for at the first Republican Presidential Debate of the 2016 election on FOX News. Play along with your own Thinking Religion Bingo card and let us know how you do by using #thinkingreligion.

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Thinking Out Loud 75: I Might Be a Writer After All!

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Elisabeth and Merianna cover another NaNoWriMo and discuss the joys and frustrations of the writing lifestyle on their 75th show.

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