Let’s Have a Conversation about The God Problem

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Let’s Have a Conversation about The God Problem Mark Ward Sr., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Communication University of Houston-Victoria Fifteen years ago, Quentin Schultze spoke to the annual awards banquet of the Religious Communication Association. His address on “The ‘God-Problem’ in Communication Studies” was subsequently published in the Journal of Communication and Religion. The essay put the problem succinctly: If …

Compassionate Communication

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Compassionate Communication Annalee R. Ward, Ph.D. University of Dubuque Annalee Ward, Professor of Communication, currently serves as the Director of the Wendt Character Initiative at the University of Dubuque.  This Initiative promotes excellent moral character and lives of purpose. Passionate about interweaving faith, life, and learning, Annalee is grateful for the work of the Christianity and Communication Studies Network whose …

The Rhetoric of Place

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The Rhetoric of Place Annalee R. Ward, Ph.D. University of Dubuque Annalee Ward, Professor of Communication, currently serves as the Director of the Wendt Character Initiative at the University of Dubuque.  This Initiative promotes excellent moral character and lives of purpose. Passionate about interweaving faith, life, and learning, Annalee is grateful for the work of the Christianity and Communication Studies …

Politically Correct Morals; Morally Correct Politics

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Politically Correct Morals; Morally Correct Politics Guest Columnist Mark Williams, Ph.D. Professor of Rhetoric California State University, Sacramento Frequently lost on Christians is the distinction between the moral and the sacred, between virtue and holiness. Take the recent remark by RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel who asserted, “I go to church for my moral leadership,” noting, “You can be the nicest, …

What We Can Learn about Christian Communication from First Reformed

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What We Can Learn about Christian Communication from First Reformed Guest Columnist Paul A. Creasman, Ph.D. Arizona Christian University The 2019 Academy Awards ceremony came and went with the usual amount of fanfare/controversy: The Academy couldn’t find a host, Spike Lee and President Trump traded barbs, Glenn Close still does not have an Oscar. Lost among the din of Twitter …

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 …