Thinking Religion 98: The Pull of Nostalgia

Thomas and Sam discuss what makes things great. Again.

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Thinking Religion 97: Prayer Breakfast

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Thinking Out Loud 132: The Importance of Ritual

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about making space for inspiration and how if you don’t make space for inspiration, inspiration isn’t going to show up. How do you create a physical space for creativity? How do you create a mental space for creativity? What rituals do you engage in to get ready to enter that space?

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Thinking Religion 96

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).

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Thinking Out Loud 131: Don’t Stop to Feed the Chickens

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the goals they have for writing, reading, and for their businesses in the new year. How do you incorporate tough issues into your writing? How do you develop your to read list with books that challenge you own point of view? 2017: it’s time to make time to write!

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Thinking Religion 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.

 

Thinking Religion 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 to plant the seed that Jesus was born into a broken world that has always slaughtered innocents and still does. Jesus’ challenge to the authority of his time ended with his own slaughtering.”
  • TIG Mod | ThisIsGround
  • TIG Venture Backpack | ThisIsGround

Thinking Out Loud 130: The Next Iteration

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How have my goals changed? Have I failed or succeeded? How do I know if I have failed or succeeded? Elisabeth and Merianna reflect on 2016 and share their dreams and plans for 2017.

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What Elisabeth Is Reading

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Thinking Out Loud 129: If You Are Going to Be Crazy, Find Some Friends

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Should I take time to edit and draft my manuscript today? Aren’t there more important things that I need to get done? Elisabeth and Merianna talk about allowing yourself the time to explore your creativity and engage the things that enrich your soul, but sometimes you can’t do that without a friend to help you out.

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What Elisabeth Is Reading

What Merianna Is Reading