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 …

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 …

Guest Column: A Column That Is Absolutely Not About Critical Race Theory.

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A Column That Is Absolutely Not About Critical Race Theory. 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”) Over the roughly ninety days of March, April, and May of this year, Fox News mentioned Critical Race Theory (CRT) 1,300 times.[1] What you are reading …

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 …