New Column, Communitas, by Elizabeth McLaughlin

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Communitas Column Description: The term Communitas refers to an unstructured community of equal members often traveling from one place to another. Like the characters in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, we are fellow pilgrims on the road towards the Father’s house, following Jesus as the way, truth, and life. This column is a space to share common ideas about faith, communication, and …

New Column, Keeping the Faith in Grad School, by Lakelyn Taylor

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Keeping the Faith in Grad School Column Description: Writing as a Christian who is a doctoral student at a public institution of higher learning, Lakelyn reflects on how graduate students can maintain their faith in graduate school when it seems hard to do. This column is not about how to “beat” the “other” side in debates about religion or secular …

Column: “You Cannot Help What You Do Not Love,” by Mark Williams

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You Cannot Help What You Do Not Love By Mark Williams, Ph.D. Professor of Rhetoric, California State University, Sacramento (from the regular Column: “Meaningful-Faith: Words, the Word, and a Life of Substance”) Sometimes fortune is very hard on me. Recently, for example, I had to spend well over an hour sitting in a middling discount clothing store while a teenager …

A Soul Stirrings Podcast Update, Expanded Reach

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Soul Stirrings, a CCSN podcast by Dr. Paul Patton (CCSN Senior Fellow, Professor Emeritus of Communication and Media, Spring Arbor University) is now on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify! Please follow and share with others. Also available on Soundcloud. About Soul Stirrings “Soul Stirrings” is Dr. Paul Patton’s 5-7 minute attempt to provide clarifying, maybe even inspiring. nuggets of insight about …

Article, An Ethic of Care for Journalists Covering Trauma and Educators Who Prepare Them for It, by Michael Longinow

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Why You’re There: An Examination of Faith within an Ethic of Care for Journalists Covering Trauma and Educators Who Prepare Them for It Michael Longinow, Ph.D. Chair and Professor of Journalism, Dept. of Digital Journalism and Media Biola University Return to Journal home page Abstract: Traumatic news has been a constant throughout the development of American journalism, but only in …

New Column, Image to Image, by Chase Mitchell

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Column Description: Image to Image: Musings on Faith, Media, and Story is a monthly column that illuminates old and new ideas about media ecology from a Christian perspective. Dr. Mitchell will explore what it means to bear God’s image and Christian witness in a mediated world, with a particular focus on the relationships between theology, media, and orthopraxy across different Christian …

New Column, Bearing Witness: Reflections on a Life in Mission, by Dennis Smith

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Bearing Witness: Reflections on a Life in Mission By Dennis Smith * Column Description: If you hang around long enough, mingle with enough folks in enough places on this fragile planet, and pay attention at least part of the time, life happens. And with life, stories. In this monthly column, Dennis Smith, former President of the World Association for Christian …

Article: Journalistic Ethics and Conflict Reporting: A Biblical Pedagogy of Media Advocacy, Objectivity, and Social Responsibility, by Bala Musa

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Journalistic Ethics and Conflict Reporting: A Biblical Pedagogy of Media Advocacy, Objectivity, and Social Responsibility Bala A. Musa, Ph.D. Azusa Pacific University Return to Journal home page Abstract On both a local and global scale, conflict, particularly violent conflict, has and will always make news. While the definition of news has remained relatively the same through time and across societies, …

Job Announcement, Online Adjunct Faculty, Public Relations, Bushnell University

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Bushnell University seeks qualified faculty to teach entirely online Public Relations classes beginning with the Spring 2022 term. Classes meet asynchronously via Moodle for seven weeks. Specific needs for Spring 2022 include two upper division classes: Strategic Communication, and Mass Media Law and Ethics. This position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. Candidates must have a vibrant and …