Thérèse of Lisieux: Communicating Love and Hospitality to Difficult People

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Presenter and Affiliation: Prof. Mary Darling, Dept. of Communication and Media, Spring Arbor University Date and Time: Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 7-8 pm EST Description: If young Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873–1897), “the Little Flower of Jesus,” had not been asked to write about her life in her last six months on earth, her life would be hidden. Yet what …

Professors as Spiritual Targets: The Reality of Spiritual Battle in the Classroom

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Presenter and Affiliation: Dr. Tim Muehlhoff, Prof. of Communication, Biola University Presentation Title: Professors as Spiritual Targets: The Reality of Spiritual Battle in the Classroom Date and Time:  Monday, Nov. 19, 7-8 pm EST Description: Thinking biblically entails seeing the world through the eyes of Scripture. Most of us attempt to order our daily lives to fit the perspectives offered by …

Promoting Co-curricular Learning Success: How Sharing Assessment Results Can Strengthen On-campus Credibility and Help Recruit Students

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Promoting Co-curricular Learning Success: How Sharing Assessment Results Can Strengthen On-campus Credibility and Help Recruit Students Ken Waters, Ph.D., Professor of Journalism, Pepperdine University Elizabeth R. Smith, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism, Pepperdine University Abstract This paper examines the assessment procedures used for the extracurricular student newsroom at one small, liberal arts, Christian university. The assessment of this student newsroom …

Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform our Faith

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Presenter and Affiliation: Dr. Greg Spencer, Professor of Communication Westmont College Presentation Title: Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform our Faith Date and Time:  Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7-8 pm EST Cost: Free and Open to the Public Description: This webinar revolves around Dr. Spencer’s recently released book, “Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform our Faith.” The driving question of this …

Faith Integration as Servant Leadership in the Communication College Classroom

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Faith Integration as Servant Leadership in the Communication College Classroom Kevin T. Jones, Ph.D. Professor of Communication Arts, George Fox University Abstract: The integration of faith and learning is often misunderstood. While the phrase is often used in Christian college circles, defining the phrase has proven challenging at times. While students may think it is just praying before class, there …

Fall 2018 Webinars now available

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Fall 2018 SEPTEMBER Presenter: Gregory Spencer, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies, Westmont College Date and Time: Tuesday, September 11, 7-8 pm, EST Title: “Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform our Faith” Description: This webinar revolves around Dr. Spencer’s recently released book, “Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform our Faith.” The driving question of this book is, “When we frame our lives, what’s in …

Wheaton College, tenure track position

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Open Rank Faculty Position in Communication The Communication Department at Wheaton College invites applications for a tenure-track [open rank] appointment to begin August 2019. We are looking for applicants who will make strong teaching contributions to our general education curriculum, including public speaking, and bring research/teaching expertise in organizational communication with a specialization in (but not limited to) one or …

Call for proposals: Case Studies of Service Learning and Faith Integration, a special edition of Journal of Christian Teaching Practice

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The Journal of Christian Teaching Practice is a recently formed peer-reviewed journal published by the Christianity and Communication Studies Network (www.theccsn.com). We invite brief proposals for case study write-ups highlighting innovative service learning projects in the field of communication that have successfully and effectively integrated the Christian faith with student learning. Your brief, 300-word proposal at this initial stage should …

Faith Integration as Identity

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Presenter and Affiliation:  Jonathan Pettigrew, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Presentation Title:  “Faith Integration as Identity” Date and Time: Monday, May 7, 2018; 7-8 pm, EST Cost: free and open to the public Description: I am not a Christian scholar because I study Christianity, Christian groups, religion, or any other social form related to Christ. I am …

Flying Faculty: Learning Leadership Life-stories across Cultures

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Presenter and Affiliation:  Chris Hamstra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Communications and English; Associate Department Chair, Davenport University Presentation Title:  “Flying Faculty”: Learning Leadership Life-stories across Cultures Date and Time: Tuesday, April 10, 2018; 8-9 pm, EST Cost: free and open to the public Description: The seemingly simple act of sharing stories continues to be an under-considered aspect of effective learning. This presentation …