Column entry, “Climate Justice and the City,” by Dennis Smith

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Column Title: Bearing Witness: Reflections on a Life in Mission Column Entry: Climate Justice and the City 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 …

ICYMI, Volume 8, 2021, Journal of Christian Teaching Practice (in Communication Studies)

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In case you missed it, please enjoy Volume 8, 2021, of the Journal of Christian Teaching (in Communication Studies). Our two lead articles focus on an ethic of care for journalistic reporting during a crisis. Please share with others. Return to Journal of Christian Teaching Practice (in Communication Studies) Book Reviews William D. Romanowski. Cinematic Faith: A Christian Perspective on …

Race and Christianity Reading Group, January 28

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 In our “We Stand Together” Statement posted on June 6, 2020, we mentioned the formation of a reading group on Race and Christianity as one action step we could take to contribute to the conversation. As previously mentioned, we will read texts that you may have heard of but never got a chance to read or process with other …

Monday morning communication prayer, A Prayer for Persistence in Communication St. Augustine

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Persistence in Communication “If God at times seems to be slow in responding, it is because God is preparing a better gift. He will not deny us. We well know that the long-awaited gift is all the more precious for the delay in its being granted . . . . Ask, seek, insist. Through this asking and seeking you will …

Column entry, “Aim for Joy: Symbolic Power and Preaching,” by Brandon Knight

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Column Title: In Search of Right Words: Saint Augustine, Rhetoric, and Preaching By Brandon Knight, Ph.D. William Carey University Column Description: Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, in his work On Christian Doctrine, illustrates the important relationship between preaching and rhetoric. Even in his day—and still today—many questioned what use the church could possibly gain from the study of oratory. Nevertheless, …

Column entry, “The Image of God and the Vocation of Teaching,” by Elizabeth McLaughlin

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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 culture …

Column Entry, “What to Do When Paradise Stinks,” by Chase Mitchell

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Column: Image to Image: Musings on Faith, Media, and Story January entry: What to Do When Paradise Stinks 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 witness in a …

CCSN Student Internships, Digital Curator, Editorial/Publishing Assistant

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Christianity and Communication Studies Network (CCSN) Job title: (Student Internship): Digital Communication Curator Summary Description: The Digital Communication Curator (DCC) will be housed in the Institute for Faith and Communication and assist the CCSN Network Administrator with an assortment of website content management and integrated marketing aspects associated with the network (www.theccsn.com). The DCC will support strategic objectives designed to …