Column Entry, Refusing “Godlike” Power: A Lenten Reflection, by John Hatch

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Column title: Crossed My Mind: Thoughts on Culture and Communication Column entry: Refusing “Godlike” Power: A Lenten Reflection 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 …

Column Entry, “What is Faithful Witness?”, Part 1, by Mark Allan Steiner

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Column Title: Faithful Witness: Speaking and Living Truth in Public Life Column Entry: “What Is Faithful Witness? (Part 1): Stephen Carter on Religion and Politics” By Mark Allan Steiner, PhD, Christopher Newport University Column Description: It is all too often true that American Christians, just as the Apostle Paul warned against in Romans 12:2, are conformed to the pattern of …

New Vlog entry, Forgiveness and Communication, by Stephanie Bennett

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 Description: Do you find it difficult to truly forgive someone? Without it, a relationship will not flourish. Forgiving and receiving forgiveness is something that is a process, one that is more than words. It paves a way for healing and relational restoration. We talk about that today using a terrific new book on Family Communication, written by Jonathan Petigrew …

Column Entry,  “Give Us a King”: The Allure of Power at the Cost of Truth, by John Hatch

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Column title: Crossed My Mind: Thoughts on Culture and Communication Column entry:  “Give Us a King”: The Allure of Power at the Cost of Truth 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 …

Let’s Talk Family, Column Entry, “Out-of-Bounds: Setting Limits Essential for Family Flourishing”

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Column: Let’s Talk Family: Conversations about Faith and Family Flourishing Column entry: “Out-of-Bounds: Setting Limits Essential for Family Flourishing” By Jonathan Pettigrew, PhD, Arizona State University; Diane Badzinski, PhD, Colorado Christian University Column Description: Let’s Talk Family: Conversations about Faith and Family Flourishing is a monthly column offering a space to consider research-based, biblically-sound practices for family communication. We all …

New Column, Fanning the Flame: Reigniting the Joy of Christian Communication, by Joseph Bird

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Column Title: Fanning the Flame: Reigniting the Joy of Christian Communication for Pastor, Pew, and Public Column Entry: “The State of Things” By Joseph Bird, PhD, MDiv, William Carey University Column Description: Preaching and teaching are public communication art and science, but never easy. It is especially difficult when we lose the joy we once had to effectively communicate God’s Word. This …

New Vlog Entry, Family Communication and the Christian Faith, with Stephanie Bennett

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A terrific new book by Jonathon Pettigrew and Diane Badzinski on Family Communication and the Christian Faith is the springboard for today’s thoughts on the subject of family communication. Can we eliminate the contradictions in our primary relationships? Should we? Listen in, and we’ll explore what it means to live in the “already, not-yet” reality. The Secret Place is a …

New Column Entry, “From Fault Lines to Bridges of Understanding,” (Part 4 in a series), by John Hatch

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Column title: Crossed My Mind: Thoughts on Culture and Communication Column entry: “From Fault Lines to Bridges of Understanding,” (Part 4 in a series) 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 …

New Column, Faithful Witness: Speaking and Living Truth in Public Life, by Mark Allan Steiner

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Column Title: Faithful Witness: Speaking and Living Truth in Public Life Column Entry: “The Need for Faithful Witness” By Mark Allan Steiner, PhD, Christopher Newport University Column Description: It is all too often true that American Christians, just as the Apostle Paul warned against in Romans 12:2, are conformed to the pattern of this world in ways we don’t realize …

New Vlog Entry, Faithful in Prayer, with Stephanie Bennett

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Faithful in Prayer: Paul exhorts us to be faithful in prayer in Romans 12: 12, but why? Doesn’t he already know what we each need? Today, the Secret Place revisits Thomas Kelly, the 20th Century Quaker brother who always points us to Christ. Learning to communicate with God is a lifelong endeavor. As we approach the celebration of our Lord’s …