Article: Inspiring Consensus in Community: The Faith and Hope in Proximate Speech, by Joel Ward

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Inspiring Consensus in Community: The Faith and Hope in Proximate Speech Joel S. Ward, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Communication, Geneva College Abstract: The outlook for our current age seems bleak. We respond by conjuring up thin hopes since this appears to stabilize and sustain human communities. Genuine hope comes from its companion faith, the inner assurance of good things promised. In Romans …

Article: “Teaching Peace as Christian Witness,” by Gerald Mast

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Teaching Peace as Christian Witness Gerald J. Mast, Ph.D. Professor of Communication Bluffton University Abstract: The peace of Jesus Christ is both a spiritual and a cosmic reality to which Christian educators may bear witness not only in their life and example, but also in their scholarship and teaching. If the life and teachings of Jesus Christ make visible a …

Article: “Faith and the God-Problem in Media Studies,” by Paul A. Creasman

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“Faith and the God-Problem in Media Studies” Paul A. Creasman, Ph.D. Arizona Christian University Abstract: This essay proposes new directions for research into the intersection of Christian communication and media studies. Starting with Schultze’s “God Problem” I show how much research into religion and media limits itself to audience surveys and general histories, or ignores questions of faith and media …

Inspiring Consensus in Community: The Faith and Hope in Proximate Speech

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Inspiring Consensus in Community: The Faith and Hope in Proximate Speech Joel S. Ward, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Communication Geneva College Abstract: The outlook for our current age seems bleak. We respond by conjuring up thin hopes since this appears to stabilize and sustain human communities. Genuine hope comes from its companion faith, the inner assurance of good things promised. …

St. John of Damascus: Patron Saint of Visual Communication

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St. John of Damascus: Patron Saint of Visual Communication Terry Lindvall, Ph.D. Virginia Wesleyan University Journal of Christian Teaching Practice Home Page Abstract: This article traces the rise and fall of the image in Christian history, ultimately examining the impact of St. John of Damascus and his defense of holy images in Apologetic Treatises against those Revile the Holy Images and …

Playing Games with Christian Education: Exploring Embodied Faith in Media Production

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Playing Games with Christian Education: Exploring Embodied Faith in Media Production Kevin Schut, Ph.D. Associate Dean, School of the Arts, Media + Culture; Professor of Media + Communication Journal of Christian Teaching Practice Home Page Abstract This article considers two interdisciplinary projects to create video games at a Christian university in 2008 and 2011 in light of James K.A. Smith’s call for Christian …

Teaching Communication and Theology

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Teaching Communication and Theology Paul A. Soukup, S.J. Professor of Communication Santa Clara University [email protected] Originally presented to the Arricia Conference on Communication and Theology, Arricia, Italy, 2007 Journal of Christian Teaching Practice Home Page Abstract A media ecology approach allows a better integration between theology and communication, either as a unit in an existing course or as a stand-alone course. …

St. John Chrysostom: Identification and Communication in a Culture of Compromise

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St. John Chrysostom:  Identification and Communication in a Culture of Compromise William L. Mullen, Ph.D. Chair of Communication Studies and Professor of Communication Arts Journal of Christian Teaching Practice Home Page Abstract:  John Chrysostom (354 to 406 CE), literally translated as “Golden Mouth,” remains today one of the most popular preachers in church history, and is described by many as the …

George Fox: Silence and Stillness as Communicational Ethic

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George Fox: Silence and Stillness as Communicational Ethic Douglas Gwyn Journal of Christian Teaching Practice Home Page Abstract: George Fox (1624 – 1691), the central figure of the early Quaker movement in seventeenth-century England, posed silent worship as a way beyond the English Reformation’s protracted conflict among truth-claims.  Through the practice of verbal silence and physical stillness, early Friends generated new …

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Samaritan Ethics and the Art of Compassion

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Samaritan Ethics and the Art of Compassion Raymond Blanton, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Communication Arts in the School of Media and Design University of the Incarnate Word   [Note: this article appears in a special edition on Service Learning in Christian Higher Education. Special thanks to Kristen Sipper, Azusa Pacific University, for recommending this special …