The Communicator’s Prayer

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The Communicator’s Prayer Holy Spirit, you blessed the first disciples with the power to spread God’s love throughout the world. Give us a new power to proclaim your word through our own unique gifts and through the channels of clear communication. Make us willing to receive that word as it enters our daily lives. Bless all who use their talents …

Elaine V. Fung, new CCSN graduate fellow

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Meet Elaine V. Fung, CCSN’s newest Graduate Fellow. Elaine is currently a second-year doctoral student in communication at Regent University. Her research interests include organizational and interpersonal communication. Elaine will work as an editorial assistant with Integratio Press and the Journal of Christian Teaching Practice (in Communication Studies). She’ll also help coordinate our summer workshops and conferences in communication, and …

Vlog entry, “What is Too Much Information, or TMI?”, by Stephanie Bennett

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Description: In this installment of The Secret Place (Ps. 91:1-2)  . . . Some things are not meant to be self-disclosed. What? Isn’t self-disclosure a good thing? Yes, indeed It can hep solidify and ground those relationships that are primary importance to us, but let’s be discerning. Holding back information about ourselves sometimes Is not about being shy or introverted. …

Column entry, “Talking About Race: Truthfully, Lovingly, Productively,” by John Hatch

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Crossed My Mind: Thoughts on Culture and Communication By John Hatch, Ph.D. Eastern University (retired) CCSN Senior Fellow Column Description: As Christians, we are called to have the mind of Christ. This goes against the grain of our social and cultural conditioning. We seek personal or political advancement; Christ seeks the lost and the least. We grasp for cultural ascendency; …

Devotional, Silence is Golden, by Donna Elkins

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Silence is Golden When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour (Revelation 8:1, NIV) Western culture, and those of us in the United States in particular, believe talking is more desirable than silence. In fact, silence is often viewed as embarrassing or awkward. When I was a newspaper reporter, a communication technique …

Book coupon discount, “Media Ecology of Theology: Communicating Faith Throughout the Christian Tradition,” by Paul Soukup

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Baylor University Press is providing a coupon/discount for the recent book by Paul A. Soukup titled “A Media Ecology of Theology: Communicating Faith Throughout the Christian Tradition.” Use this coupon for a 30% discount. And if you missed the recent webinar with Dr. Soukup, you can view the recording here.  

Article, “Planning for 2020 in Light of COVID-19: An Analysis of Crisis Communication by Christian Colleges and Universities in the U.S.”

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Planning for 2020 in Light of COVID-19: An Analysis of Crisis Communication by Christian Colleges and Universities in the U.S. Bruce M. Kirk, Associate Professor, Liberty University   Clark F. Greer, Retired, Liberty University Online Adjunct Professor   Abstract Institutions of higher education in the United States faced diverse challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It included changing the way course content was …

Communication Devotional, “Fighting Against the Empathy Deficit,” by Donna Elkins

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Fighting Against the Empathy Deficit When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. So, he asked Pharaoh’s officials, who were in custody with him in his master’s house, “Why are your faces so sad today?” Genesis 40: 6–7 (NIV) Empathy has been defined as “one’s ability to connect with others and discern how they’re …