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 …

“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This last, dim, weird battle of the West” or, The End of Civilization, Maybe”) (Part 1)

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“This last, dim, weird battle of the West” or, The End of Civilization, Maybe. (Part 1) 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”) A fellow college professor, who is a friend of mine, was recently praised in his student evaluations for destroying the possibility …

Bridging the Racial Divide in Worship Music, A Special Guest Column

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Bridging the Racial Divide in Worship Music – A Special Guest Column  Column No. 1: From Numb Praise to Songs of Lament: Bridging the Racial Divide in Worship Music By John Hatch, Ph.D, and Laura Lee Groves, Ph.D. Column No. 2 (A Response): Christian Music as a Prophetic Voice: A Call to Repentance and Action By Kesha Morant Williams, Ph.D, and Omotayo …

May Your Hypocrisy Increase Tenfold

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May Your Hypocrisy Increase Tenfold 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”) Not long ago, I was accused of being a hypocrite. The charge was both accurate and delightful. The charge was accurate because I was failing to live consistently with something I said …

“Fruit of the Spirit” Podcasts, Soul Stirrings, with Paul Patton

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Dear friends. In case you missed them, here are the current podcasts by Dr. Paul Patton on the “Fruit of the Spirit” from his regular podcast, “Soul Stirrings.”  Paul’s next podcast on the fruit of patience will be released next week. Meanwhile, enjoy the others and please share with others to help us get the word out. If you have …

Devotional: Apples or Oranges?

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Apples or Oranges? * Brandon Knight, Ph.D. Asst. Professor of Communication William Carey University “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver” (Proverbs 25: 11; ESV) In one of Jesus’ first acts of ministry, he meets a man struck with leprosy (Matthew 8:1-4). Lepers were supposed to remain outside the city gates but not …

Devotional: Way Too Much Coffee Talk

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Way Too Much Coffee Talk* Renee Bourdeaux, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Communication, Northwest University Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. (Proverbs 19:20) After studying the listening of thousands of students and of hundreds of professionals, researchers came up with one general conclusion—immediately after listening to someone talk, the listener only remembers half …