Book Review, Speaking to Reconciliation, by John B. Hatch

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Hatch, John B. Speaking to Reconciliation: Voices of Faith Addressing Racial and Cultural Divides (New York: Peter Lang, 2020) 184 pages. Amazon link. Reviewed by Annalee R. Ward, Director of the Wendt Center for Character Education University of Dubuque The powerful film The Apology, by Toronto director Tiffany Hsiung, traces the stories of three women, often called “comfort women,” who …

Book Review, Digital Creatives, by Heidi A. Campbell

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Heidi A. Campbell. Digital Creatives and the Rethinking of Religious Authority. (New York: Routledge, 2021). 236 pages  Reviewed by Zachary Sheldon Doctoral Student, Communication Texas A & M University Early research on the internet included speculations about how this nascent technology might challenge traditional conceptions of authority. This tension was especially felt in religious contexts where authority has long been predicated …

Book Review, Cinematic Faith, by Bill Romanowski

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William D. Romanowski. Cinematic Faith: A Christian Perspective on Movies and Meaning (Baker Academic, 2019). 240 pages. Amazon link. By Adam Sonstroem Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies Arizona Christian University In the Preface, Romanowski calls his book a “primer for navigating the world of film” from a Christian perspective (p. ix) and considers it a sequel to his earlier …

Book Review, Fault Lines, by Voddie Baucham

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Baucham, V. T. Fault lines: The social justice movement and evangelicalism’s looming catastrophe (Washington, DC: Salem Books, 2021). 270 pages. Amazon link. By Brandon Knight, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Communication William Carey University Due to the recent growth of social justice advocacy, many evangelicals are asking legitimate questions of their leadership such as, “Are current calls for social justice the …

Book Review, Kierkegaard and the Legitimacy of the Comic: Understanding the Relevance of Irony, Humor, and the Comic for Ethics and Religion

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Kierkegaard and the Legitimacy of the Comic: Understanding the Relevance of Irony, Humor, and the Comic for Ethics and Religion, by Will Williams (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2018). 226 + xxi pp. $39.99 (paperback). Reviewed by Russell P. Johnson, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago In Kierkegaard and the Legitimacy of the Comic, Will Williams argues that comic elements like irony …

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 …

Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World (Review by Sean Connable)

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Cite as follows: Connable, Sean (2017). Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World, by Tim Muehlhoff and Richard Langer (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2017), xii + 190 pages, $22.00 (paperback) [Book Review]. Journal of Christian Teaching Practice 3(2), https://www.theccsn.com/winsome-persuasion-christian-influence-in-a-post-christian-world-review-by-sean-connable/ [a publication of the Christianity and Communication Studies Network, www.theccsn.com, copyright 2017] Downloadable PDF: Sean Connable_Review of Winsome Persuasion_Final Sean Connable, Ph.D., Lecturer, Christopher Newport University In …

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

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Cite as follows: McLaughlin, Elizabeth (2016). Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond (New York: Crown Publishers, 2013). [Book Review]. Journal of Christian Teaching Practice   [Total Pages: 148] [a publication of the Christianity and Communication Studies Network, www.theccsn.com, copyright 2016] By Elizabeth W. McLaughlin, Bethel College, Indiana; [email protected] Poverty: say the word and many stereotypic media images appear: hunger, violence, …

Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture (Review by Annalee Ward)

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Cite as follows: Ward, Annalee (2017). Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture, by Heidi A. Campbell and Stephen Garner (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2016) [Book Review]. Journal of Christian Teaching Practice 3(1), https://www.theccsn.com/networked-theology-negotiating-faith-in-digital-culture-review-by-annalee-ward/ [a publication of the Christianity and Communication Studies Network, www.theccsn.com, copyright 2017] Downloadable PDF: Annalee Ward_Review of Networked Theology_Campbell and Garner By Annalee Ward, Ph.D., [email protected]; Director of the …

Augustine for Philosophers

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Book Reviewed: Troup, Calvin L., ed. (2014). Augustine for the Philosophers (Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press). Reviewed By: Joel S. Ward Reviewer Affiliation: Geneva College, Pennsylvania Total Pages: 255 ISBN-10: 978-1-4813-0087-2 By Joel S. Ward, Geneva College, Pennsylvania. Cite as follows: Ward, Joel S. (2016). Augustine for the Philosophers, Edited by Calvin L. Troup [Book Review]. Journal of Christian Teaching …