Elisabeth and Merianna talk about how to decide what to keep and what to give away in their houses. They also talk about how the tools they use to operate their business. They talk about the importance of not working project to project, but having patterns and habits that help them and their business be effective.
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the comparison tendency and how it can hinder productivity (after Elisabeth quit Facebook). They talk about strategies to divide the work into manageable sandwich squares. They conclude you don’t have to be connected all the time to be successful.
Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson tackle the complicated issue of how Christian colleges, universities, and even churches are responding to both the Supreme Court marriage equality decision and the growing acceptance of sexual orientation equality in American culture this week.
Prof. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson both have majors in religion from their respective colleges. However, their lives took different paths. This week, they examine whether or not a person should still major in Religion or Religious Studies during their undergraduate years. If so, what does the future hold for them?
What are the problems with equating the study of religion with an increase in critical thinking skills?
Why do Religion departments (and majors) do so poorly at marketing?
“Does the prospect of getting a job when you graduate concern you?”
What do you learn as a Religion major and how does that impact your life?
Elisabeth, Merianna, and Molly talk about the publishing process as they share congratulations with Molly for her piece that was recently published. They also talk about the difficulties of trying to make a living as a writer and the lures of the New York Times Bestseller list.
Prof. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson attempt to bring some thoughtfulness to the topic of religion again this week with discussions of religion and politics, the evangelical vote, biblical definition(s) of marriage, symbols, Abraham, and being a religious / religion scholar.
Elisabeth and Merianna are back! After a quick summer “vacation” away from the show, they talk about their conference attendance in Dallas, Washington, DC, and Nashville. They discuss how affirming it is to be surrounded by people who have the same passions as they do and to be reminded they are not alone in this crazy journey of publishing.
Prof. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson attempt to bring some thoughtfulness to the topic of religion again this week with discussions of being a true Christian American, what the 10 Commandments mean to our country, rainbows, and the incredible Supreme Court rulings this week.
This Week’s Topics
The plural of anecdote is not data
Who is a true American according to evangelicals?
Michael Curry as the presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
Are the ten commandments fundamental to the Western tradition of law
Eddie Izzard’s 10 Commandments
Reliability of early manuscripts
Appian Way and Christian Catacombs
Genesis 19:5 and the F Word
It was a “bow,” not a “rain”bow
Mystical aphorisms of a fortune cookie
When can you appeal to a religious belief in a job?
Hope for our future through the eyes of a 7 year old standing where MLK stood 50 years before