ICYMI, Episode 2, Neither Jew, Nor Greek, with Dr. Tayo Banjo

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Neither Jew Nor Greek · Ep. 2: One in Christ In this episode we lay the foundation of many of the problems we are witnessing today regarding interpersonal struggles with Christians of a different cultural/racial background, especially as it relates to hot topics like Black Lives Matter. Using Muted Group theory and Communication accommodation theory worship pastor, Reggie Lenzie and …

CCSN Vlog, “Communicating More Effectively,” with Stephanie Bennett

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Summary: Augustine lived in the 3rd century and was faced with much division in the early church and lots of inner turmoil regarding the use of words and rhetoric in the Church. He wrote On Christine Doctrine to help untangle some of the misconceptions about what it means to share the Gospel with wisdom and eloquence. Today, we look at …

Column entry, “The Image of God and a Fresh Start,” by Elizabeth McLaughlin

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Column Title: Communitas Column Entry: The Image of God and a Fresh Start 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 entry, “The Aim 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 July-August column entry: “The Aim 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 …

Column entry, “Living with Fences,” by Dennis Smith

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Column Title: Bearing Witness: Reflections on a Life in Mission July Column Entry: “Living with Fences” 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 …

CCSN Vlog, “Not One Rotten Word,” in the Secret Place (Ps. 91:1-2), by Stephanie Bennett

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Stephanie Bennett, PhD, is a Professor of Communication and Media Ecology at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Please enjoy and share her vlog, “Contemplation, Communication, and Culture in the Secret Place” (Psalm 91:1-2). Today’s reading involves in a familiar passage about communicating grace in our day-to-day lives. It is from lovely translation of the Bible called The Voice, published by the …

New podcast, Fruit of the Spirit, Self-control, Part 2, by Paul Patton

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In this 5-minute podcast, Paul takes a second look at the ninth and final “Fruit of the Spirit,” self-control, suggesting the biblical emphasis is on controlling the narcissistic impulses toward selfish ambition. He also takes a peek at Saint James’ emphasis that self-control is predominantly about controlling the words that come out of our mouths when angry or frustrated. Soul …

Column Entry, “The Last Corn Dance,” by Chase Mitchell

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Column: Image to Image: Musings on Faith, Media, and Story July entry: “The Last Corn Dance” 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, …

Column entry, “The Image of God, Hope, and the Tragedy of Suicide,” by Elizabeth McLaughlin

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Column Title: Communitas Column Entry: The Image of God, Hope, and the Tragedy of Suicide 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 …

Column entry, “Doing Justice to God’s Justice,” by John Hatch

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Crossed My Mind: Thoughts on Culture and Communication By John Hatch, Ph.D. Eastern University CCSN Senior Fellow June-July entry: “Doing Justice to God’s Justice” 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 …