Teacher-scholar column, “Faith-learning Integration in Organizational Communication,” by Matthew Fuss

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Faith-learning Integration in Organizations: Helping Students Develop a Theology of Management/HR Matthew Fuss, PhD Geneva College As a former manager in both Human Resources and Operations, I spent a little over thirteen years managing people and processes in industries ranging from trucking to telecommunications, in organizations ranging in size from just over 100 to well over 10,000. Having answered the …

Column entry, “Faith-ful Antiracism: Oxymoron—or Example of Living Faith?” by John Hatch

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Crossed My Mind: Thoughts on Culture and Communication By John Hatch, Ph.D. Eastern University (retired) CCSN Senior Fellow Column Description: As Christians, we are called to have the mind of Christ. This goes against the grain of our social and cultural conditioning. We seek personal or political advancement; Christ seeks the lost and the least. We grasp for cultural ascendency; …

Vlog, Technology and Spiritual Formation, with Stephanie Bennett

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Description: Sherry Turkle and Douglas Rushkoff aren’t names you’d typically find in the Secret Place, but their books about the importance of remembering our humanness are helpful and inspiring. Think about it this way: What informs our communication behavior in this age of social media and frictionless interaction? Are we listening for the Voice of the Lord or listening passively …

“Crossing Jordan Peterson: How Hard Can It Be?,” by Mark Williams

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Column Title: Meaningful-Faith: Words, the Word, and a Life of Substance Column Entry:Crossing Jordan Peterson: How Hard Can It Be? By Mark Williams, Ph.D. Professor of Rhetoric, California State University, Sacramento   November 2022 / October 2022 / March 2022 / February 2022 / November 2021 / October 2021 / September 2021 / August 2021 / June-July 2021 / April-May 2021 Crossing Jordan …

Column entry, “Beyond Racial Division: Truth, the Gospel, and Yancey’s Third Way,” by John Hatch

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Crossed My Mind: Thoughts on Culture and Communication By John Hatch, Ph.D. Eastern University (retired) CCSN Senior Fellow Column Description: As Christians, we are called to have the mind of Christ. This goes against the grain of our social and cultural conditioning. We seek personal or political advancement; Christ seeks the lost and the least. We grasp for cultural ascendency; …

Column entry, “Frederick Buechner and Telling the Truth,” by John Hatch

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Crossed My Mind: Thoughts on Culture and Communication By John Hatch, Ph.D. Eastern University (retired) CCSN Senior Fellow Column Description: As Christians, we are called to have the mind of Christ. This goes against the grain of our social and cultural conditioning. We seek personal or political advancement; Christ seeks the lost and the least. We grasp for cultural ascendency; …

CCSN, Intrapersonal Communication Health, with Stephanie Bennett

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The things we tell ourselves make a great difference in our ability to walk in healthy emotional stability. Our spiritual practices of silence, solitude, and stillness help immensely here. Stephanie shares a bit from an author new to her — Jim Borst, author of Coming to God in the Stillness. The Secret Place is a boutique channel produced with love …

Column entry, “Facing the Truth,” by Chase Mitchell

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Column: Image to Image: Musings on Faith, Media, and Story September-October entry: “Facing the Truth” 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 …

“Crossing Jordan Peterson: What would it mean to think in a Christian way about cultural phenomena?” by Mark Williams

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Column Title: Meaningful-Faith: Words, the Word, and a Life of Substance Column Entry: “Crossing Jordan Peterson: What would it mean to think in a Christian way about cultural phenomena?” By Mark Williams, Ph.D. Professor of Rhetoric, California State University, Sacramento October 2022 / March 2022 / February 2022 / November 2021 / October 2021 / September 2021 / August 2021 / June-July …

Column entry, Hallelujah: Discovering the Strangeness of Scripture, by Brandon Knight

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Column Title: In Search of Right Words: Saint Augustine, Rhetoric, and Preaching By Brandon Knight, Ph.D. William Carey University September-October: “Hallelujah: Discovering the Strangeness of Scripture” Column Description here: Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, in his work On Christian Doctrine, illustrates the important relationship between preaching and rhetoric. Even in his day, many questioned what use the church could possibly …