Book Review of Reframing the Soul

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Book Reviewed: Spencer, Gregory. Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform our Faith (Abilene: Leafwood Publishers, 2018). Reviewed By: Wally Metts, Ph.D. Reviewer Affiliation: Spring Arbor University Total Pages: 255 ISBN: 978-0-89112-477-1 Cite as follows: Wally Metts, review of Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform our Faith, by Gregory Spencer, Journal of Christian Teaching Practice, 6(1), http://www.theccsn.com/book-review-of-reframing-the-soul/   You do not have to go very far to …

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Samaritan Ethics and the Art of Compassion

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Samaritan Ethics and the Art of Compassion Raymond Blanton, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Communication Arts in the School of Media and Design University of the Incarnate Word   [Note: this article appears in a special edition on Service Learning in Christian Higher Education. Special thanks to Kristen Sipper, Azusa Pacific University, for recommending this special …

Faith Integration in a Public Relations Capstone Service-Learning Project

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Faith Integration in a Public Relations Capstone Service-Learning Project Denise P. Ferguson, Ph.D. Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor, Department of Communication Studies Azusa Pacific University [Note: this article appears in a special edition on Service Learning in Christian Higher Education. Special thanks to Kristen Sipper, Azusa Pacific University, for recommending this special edition]   Abstract: this …

Think Outside Yourself: Teaching Research Methods as an Entry to Service Learning and Christian Social Thought

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Think Outside Yourself: Teaching Research Methods as an Entry to Service Learning and Christian Social Thought Jonathan M. Bowman, Ph.D. Professor, Communication Studies University of San Diego [Note: this article appears in a special edition on Service Learning in Christian Higher Education. Special thanks to Kristen Sipper, Azusa Pacific University, for recommending this special edition] Abstract: In the field of …

Love and Communication: A Partner Service Project

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Love and Communication: A Partner Service Project Renee Bourdeaux, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Communication Northwest University   [Note: this article appears in a special edition on Service Learning in Christian Higher Education. Special thanks to Kristen Sipper, Azusa Pacific University, for recommending this special edition] Abstract: In this Partner Service Project, students work in pairs to critically evaluate love as …

Answering the Call: Vocational Discernment in Student Internships

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Answering the Call: Vocational Discernment in Student Internships Joy A. York, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Whitworth University   [Note: this article appears in a special edition on Service Learning in Christian Higher Education. Special thanks to Kristen Sipper, Azusa Pacific University, for recommending this special edition]   Abstract The integration of faith into the higher ed classroom and …

Improving Integration Through Immediacy and Relevance

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Presenter and Affiliation: Bill Mullen, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, Shorter University When? Wednesday, April 24, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, EST Cost: Free and open to the public Description: Integrating faith and learning in the classroom is important.  Doing it effectively is difficult.  Relevance in the classroom (Keller, 1983), and its positive correlation with learning (Newby, 1991), are well documented.  The …

The Rhetoric of Lent

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“The Rhetoric of Lent” (Cultural commentary and critique by CCSN Guest Columnist/Blogger, Mark Williams, California State Univ., Sacramento). This article, by Timothy O’Malley, in Church Life Journal stresses the ways we can, so to speak, misread the text of Lent. We do that by using the scripts and signs of this season as a springboard of self-expression or even self-discipline …

Integration and Transformation in the Public University

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Presenter and Affiliation: Geri Forsberg, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, English and Communication, Western Washington University When? Monday, February 25, 4:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST Cost: Free and open to the public Description:  In Romans 12:2, the Apostle Paul was a great teacher who produced an impressive range of scholarship seen by billions of students. In these instructions to his students, …

Integrating Faith and Learning in a Public Institution: God’s Light Shining Through Me in Relationships, Teaching, and Research

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Presenter and Affiliation: Deanna Sellnow, Ph.D., Professor of Strategic Communication, Assistant Director, Nicholson School of Communication and Media; Chair, Department of Communication, University of Central Florida  When? Tuesday, January 29, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, EST  Cost: Free and open to the public  Description: If I were asked what centers me as I live and work as a Christian in …