ThinkingBaptist 14: A Critical Church

Episode 14 of ThinkingBaptist welcomes Trinity Whitley to panel along with hosts Thomas Whitley, Sam Harrelson and Merianna Neely for a round table discussion (literally all in one room for the first time) of the role of critical thinking in Christian Education and the place of the Gospel in public policy debates.


Christians, The Debt and The Poor from Washington Post

57 minutes and change

ThinkingDaily: The Yellow Briefcase

Sam examines what it means to ponder the post-highschool success of geeks, loners, punks, floaters, dorks, freaks, nerds, gamers, weirdos, emos, indies and scenes and explains the yellow briefcase.


Dead Tree Version: The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Kindle Version: The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth on Kindle

14 minutes and change

ThinkingBaptist 13: Meaning of Baptist

Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson are back in the saddle again to reboot the Thinking.FM franchise with another episode of ThinkingBaptist.

Thomas and Sam welcome Merianna Neely to the show in this first episode back and the first half hour of conversation is focused mainly on Merianna’s experience of growing up in the Southern Baptist Convention while suspecting that she had a call to full-time pastoral ministry all along and how that is playing out in her current decision making process about divinity school.

The conversation then turns to Thomas’ latest exploits in the world of academia and theology and his recent news of joining a PhD program in the land of Buffett.

As always, Episode 13 is an hour long tour-de-force of deep theological insights, weighty issues and inside-baseball baptist jokery.

It’s good to be back.