Here We Go

ministrieslab has always been something of an amorphous and rickety thing. Merianna and I have constantly sought out a direction, inspiration, and a search for “meaning” behind this idea that we’ve shared for years. However, it’s become clearer over the last year that this isn’t only intended to be a “hands-on” experience for fellow lay … Continue reading Here We Go

The Moral Checklist

Merianna and Sam discuss old friends, new parenting techniques while attempting to figure out what makes the church different from the garden club. Support Thinking Religion Links: The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting – The New York Times Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: Henri J. M. Nouwen: 9780385236829: Amazon.com: Gateway Amazon.com: Turtles … Continue reading The Moral Checklist

Thinking Religion 151: Debating Narrative Preaching

Merianna and Sam (and newborn Baby Girl) discuss insider language in denominations, the LGBTQ question facing the United Methodist Church, narrative preaching, and the difficulties of studying for a sermon in 2019 in the age of unlimited entertainment. Support Thinking Religion Links: Obama goes viral after sporting black bomber jacket with ’44’ on sleeve at … Continue reading Thinking Religion 151: Debating Narrative Preaching

Thinking Religion 150: True Love Waits For Instagram Stories to Load

Merianna and Sam tackle Instagram Stories, performative social media, and generational gender divides in reading the Scripture. Support Thinking Religion Links: Franklin Graham on Twitter: “I encourage you to check out @RunTheRaceMovie—in theaters next Friday, Feb. 22. @TimTebow… “ True Love Waits – Wikipedia 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders … Continue reading Thinking Religion 150: True Love Waits For Instagram Stories to Load

Thinking Religion 148: Faith Is a Boomerang

The Rev. Lauren Larkin joins Sam to discuss birthing pangs in Genesis, the merits of demythologizing, and Dialectical Theology in the 21st Century. Special Guest: Lauren R.E. Larkin. Support Thinking Religion Links: LaurenRELarkin.com – The intersection of everyday life and theology SanctaColloquia (@SanctaColloquia) | Twitter Genesis 3 The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch: David … Continue reading Thinking Religion 148: Faith Is a Boomerang