Guest Column: Aliens, Power, and Humility, or How do we talk to each other? 

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Aliens, Power, and Humility, or How do we talk to each other?  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”) If you have not been following the extraterrestrial news, allow me to bring you up to date. The task won’t take long. The television …

“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This Last, Dim, Weird Battle of the West” or, “The End of Civilization, Maybe.” (Part 4)

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“This last, dim, weird battle of the West” or, The End of Civilization, Maybe. (Part 4) 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”) After the breaking and entering of the US Capitol Building, the Senate chaplain, in the early morning hours after the …

Column: “Forgetting what it Means to Remember,” by Mark Williams

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Forgetting what it Means to Remember 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”) Memory is a tricky thing, and we have forgotten what it means to remember—or to forget. In Dante’s superb adventure story, the hero completes his trials and difficulties. In hell …

Devotional: Keeping Our Distance

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Keeping Our Distance* Bill Strom, Ph.D. Trinity Western University “Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 These last months, the …

“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This Last, Dim, Weird Battle of the West” or, “The End of Civilization, Maybe.” (Part 3)

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“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This Last, Dim, Weird Battle of the West” or, “The End of Civilization, Maybe.” (Part 3) 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”) We’ve recently been reflecting on Stultus, an alias for a real student …

Bridging the Racial Divide in Worship Music, A Special Guest Column

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Bridging the Racial Divide in Worship Music – A Special Guest Column  Column No. 1: From Numb Praise to Songs of Lament: Bridging the Racial Divide in Worship Music By John Hatch, Ph.D, and Laura Lee Groves, Ph.D. Column No. 2 (A Response): Christian Music as a Prophetic Voice: A Call to Repentance and Action By Kesha Morant Williams, Ph.D, and Omotayo …