ICYMI, 23 Interviews on Faith and Communication

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In case you missed it, our year long Essential Questions in Faith and Communication Interview Series, hosted by Mark Fackler, asks 23 leading thinkers and theologians about the relationship between Christianity and Communication Studies. Our last interviewee was Quentin Schultze, Professor Emeritus, Calvin University. The full collection of 23 interviews — and links to those recorded interviews — is included …

Latest issue, Journal of Christian Teaching Practice (in Communication Studies), 6(2), Table of Contents

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The latest issue of the Journal of Christian Teaching Practice (in Communication Studies) has been posted: https://www.theccsn.com/journal-of-christian-teaching-practice/. Table of Contents Doug Gwyn, “George Fox: Silence and Stillness as Communicational Ethic,”  https://www.theccsn.com/george-fox-silence-and-stillness-as-communicational-ethic/ Terry Lindvall, “St. John of Damascus: Patron Saint of Visual Communication,” https://www.theccsn.com/st-john-of-damascus-patron-saint-of-visual-communication/ William Mullen, “St. John Chrysostom: Identification and Communication in a Culture of Compromise,” https://www.theccsn.com/st-john-chrysostom-identification-and-communication-in-a-culture-of-compromise/ Kevin Schut, “Playing Games with …

Practitioner in Residence, Garrett Gerhart

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 Meet Garrett Gerhart. As our first Practitioner in Residence, Garrett’s focus will be on facilitating meaningful conversations about the way theory and practice merge in our digital lives—both inside and outside the Church. One of his goals is to help churches move from “which tool?” to “which is the wisest use of this particular tool in this particular situation …

Engaged Pedagogy and Christian Social Thought

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Presenter and Affiliation: Jonathan M. Bowman, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies, University of San Diego When?: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, 5:30 pm EST What?: Active learning can be one way in which students encounter Jesus’ social justice teachings. In sharing one specific example of an engaged pedagogical assignment, this webinar will encourage faculty to think through how Biblical teachings and ‘Important …

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. …

The Light Shines in the Darkness

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The Light Shines in the Darkness Annalee R. Ward, Ph.D. Guest Columnist Annalee Ward, Professor of Communication, currently serves as the Director of the Wendt Character Initiative at the University of Dubuque.  This Initiative promotes excellent moral character and lives of purpose. Passionate about interweaving faith, life, and learning, Annalee is grateful for the work of the Christianity and Communication …