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 …

Devotional: Keeping Our Distance

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Keeping Our Distance* Bill Strom, Ph.D. Trinity Western University “Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 These last months, the …

“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This Last, Dim, Weird Battle of the West” or, “The End of Civilization, Maybe.” (Part 3)

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“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This Last, Dim, Weird Battle of the West” or, “The End of Civilization, Maybe.” (Part 3) 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”) We’ve recently been reflecting on Stultus, an alias for a real student …

Book Review, Kierkegaard and the Legitimacy of the Comic: Understanding the Relevance of Irony, Humor, and the Comic for Ethics and Religion

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Kierkegaard and the Legitimacy of the Comic: Understanding the Relevance of Irony, Humor, and the Comic for Ethics and Religion, by Will Williams (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2018). 226 + xxi pp. $39.99 (paperback). Reviewed by Russell P. Johnson, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago In Kierkegaard and the Legitimacy of the Comic, Will Williams argues that comic elements like irony …

Devotional: Where the Power Lies, by Stephanie Bennett

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Where the Power Lies Stephanie Bennett, Ph.D. Professor of Communication and Media Ecology Palm Beach Atlantic University “. . . that I may be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.” (Philipians 3:9). Just like everyone else in …

“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This Last, Dim, Weird Battle of the West” or, “The End of Civilization, Maybe.” (Part 2)

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“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This Last, Dim, Weird Battle of the West” or, “The End of Civilization, Maybe.” (Part 2) 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”) In our most recent installment, we met Stultus, a real student at …