Highlights from the Week of July 17-23, 2016

On this week’s Thinking Out Loud (“Words Matter“), Merianna and Elisabeth talk about moving your draft from the splatter paint on the canvas, letting the words fly off your fingertips to a manuscript with purposeful meaningful words. Words matter. Choose them carefully, especially if you are staff writer for a presidential candidate:


Meanwhile on Thinking Religion (“Permission Slip“), Thomas and Sam discuss how to use social media effectively, why you shouldn’t invoke God when comparing others to Lucifer, and ways to save money on all of your internet subscription services:


This week’s Thinking Religion newsletter includes Thomas opining about how different the current U.S. political election seems compared to the past:

“You know by now that we love politics as much as we love beard oil and leather goods, but this week has been tough for us. This week should be heaven for political junkies like us, and it is, but only to an extent. It’s also been pretty hellish. We have been utterly dismayed at the gaslighting that’s been on full display, the “lock her up” chants, and the show trial Chris Christie put on.”

Finally, Merianna and Sam discuss the notion of hospitality and how various churches welcome (or don’t) visitors and strangers into their worship services on Thinking Baptists (“Welcoming Visitors to Your Church“):


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