Column, Damaged Goods, by Dennis Smith

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Column Title: Bearing Witness: Reflections on a Life in Mission Column Entry: Damaged Goods 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 …

Column, Icons and Explainer Videos: Christian Media in Context, by Chase Mitchell

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Column: Image to Image: Musings on Faith, Media, and Story October entry: Icons and Explainer Videos: Christian Media in Context 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 …

Upcoming F2F and Virtual Event, Winsome Conviction: How to Disagree Without Dividing the Church, Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer

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An exclusive FREE Pacific Northwest Event, f2f and virtual*: We generally think that those sitting around us in the church share our beliefs, but when personal convictions are contested by other Christians, we can find ourselves at odds with one another. How can we foster conversations that deepen and enrich relationships instead of divide? The Winsome Conviction Project (WCP), Biola …

Upcoming webinar, From Icons to Explainer Videos: Seeking Christ in Media Res, by Chase Mitchell

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Title: From Icons to Explainer Videos: Seeking Christ in media res Presenter and Affiliation: Chase Mitchell, Ph.D., East Tennessee State University Date and Time: Friday, October 15, 7 pm EST Description: The Bible Project is a nonprofit animation studio that uses explainer videos—a relatively new genre of digital media—to explore scriptural genres, characters, and themes. The videos have been viewed over …

Recording of August 2021 Faculty Commons and CCSN Conference on Christ and Communication

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In case you were unable to join us on August 20, 2021 for the first-ever Common Call devoted to communication faculty and students, we have recorded it and it is now available here. Please enjoy presentations from Geri E. Forsberg (“The Kingdom of God and the University”), Steven A. Beebe (“Smuggling Faith Past Watchful Dragons”), and Clifford G. Christians (“Recovering …

New Column, Communitas, by Elizabeth McLaughlin

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Communitas Column Description: The term Communitas refers to an unstructured community of equal members often traveling from one place to another. Like the characters in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, we are fellow pilgrims on the road towards the Father’s house, following Jesus as the way, truth, and life. This column is a space to share common ideas about faith, communication, and …

New Column, Keeping the Faith in Grad School, by Lakelyn Taylor

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Keeping the Faith in Grad School Column Description: Writing as a Christian who is a doctoral student at a public institution of higher learning, Lakelyn reflects on how graduate students can maintain their faith in graduate school when it seems hard to do. This column is not about how to “beat” the “other” side in debates about religion or secular …

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 …

A Soul Stirrings Podcast Update, Expanded Reach

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Soul Stirrings, a CCSN podcast by Dr. Paul Patton (CCSN Senior Fellow, Professor Emeritus of Communication and Media, Spring Arbor University) is now on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify! Please follow and share with others. Also available on Soundcloud. About Soul Stirrings “Soul Stirrings” is Dr. Paul Patton’s 5-7 minute attempt to provide clarifying, maybe even inspiring. nuggets of insight about …

Article, An Ethic of Care for Journalists Covering Trauma and Educators Who Prepare Them for It, by Michael Longinow

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Why You’re There: An Examination of Faith within an Ethic of Care for Journalists Covering Trauma and Educators Who Prepare Them for It Michael Longinow, Ph.D. Chair and Professor of Journalism, Dept. of Digital Journalism and Media Biola University Return to Journal home page Abstract: Traumatic news has been a constant throughout the development of American journalism, but only in …