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 …

New Book: Hide and Seek The Sacred Art of Indirect Communication, by Benson P. Fraser

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Hide and Seek: The Sacred Art of Indirect Communication (Cascade Books, 2020) by Benson P. Fraser (From the website) “As bearers of the divine image, all of us are storytellers and artists. However, few people today believe in truth that is not empirically knowable or verifiable, the sort of truth often trafficked through direct forms of communication. Drawing on the …

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 …

Helping Students Communicate Love: Exploring Course Creation, Course Adaption, and Faith Integration in the Classroom

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Title: Helping Students Communicate Love:  Exploring Course Creation, Course Adaption, and Faith Integration in the Classroom Date: August 12, 2020 Time: 11:30-2 pm EST Presenter, Dr. Renee Bourdeaux, Northwest University, author of Communicating Love in Relationships (Kendall Hunt, 2019) Free Examination Copy of Dr. Bourdeaux’s book, Communicating Love in Relationships (Kendall Hunt, 2019), will be provided to all attendees. * …

“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 …