New Book, An Essential Guide to Public Speaking, 2nd edition, Quentin Schultze

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NEW EDITION: An Essential Guide to Public Speaking: Serving Your Audience with Faith, Skill, and Virtue, 2nd ed. This greatly expanded edition of Quin Schultze’s public speaking book for Christian universities just came out with many instructor resources, including: * quizzes and test questions * PowerPoint slide decks * student speech videos * classroom and online activities * chapter-by-chapter video …

New Book, The Distanced Church: Reflections on Doing Church Online

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Announcing the online publication of “The Distanced Church: Reflections on Doing Church Online.” This eBook experiment creates an accessible international dialogue between church leaders, theologians, and media scholars. The Distanced Church is a collection of 30 essays exploring the challenges and opportunities created by the current global COVID-19 pandemic for religious groups, and churches having to move from offline to …

Practitioner in Residence, Garrett Gerhart

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 Meet Garrett Gerhart. As our first Practitioner in Residence, Garrett’s focus will be on facilitating meaningful conversations about the way theory and practice merge in our digital lives—both inside and outside the Church. One of his goals is to help churches move from “which tool?” to “which is the wisest use of this particular tool in this particular situation …

CCSN Podcast, Soul Stirrings, “Stewarding the Stirrings of the Soul,” 5 episodes, Dr. Paul Patton

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Dear CCSN’ers, friends and colleagues. In case you missed it, you can listen to the first series in the “Soul Stirrings” podcast with Dr. Paul Patton on “Stewarding the Stirrings of the Soul.” Paul addresses how you can you can cultivate your “sacred interiority” in ways that promote spiritual formation and foster communication wisdom. Learn more about Dr. Patton here: …

Recent and Forthcoming Books in Communication, with classroom materials

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Greetings, CCSN members, subscribers, followers, and friends. Below is a list of relevant recent titles in communication that we think may be of interest to you and your students, friends, and congregants. Some of theses titles, as noted, have instructional/classroom materials available. Thanks in advance for helping us get the word out. 1. An Essential Guide to Public Speaking: Serving …

Must-reads in Christianity and Communication Studies, Part 1

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Below is Part 1 of 5 (in Chronological Order) of a “Recommended Reading List” in Christianity and communication studies for faculty, students, and anyone interested in how Christians from a number of different traditions integrate theology with communication studies. This list is compiled by scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners. We begin with several books, some classics and others destined to be, …

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff, Practicing What He’s Preaching with Winsome Persuasion

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Dr. Tim Muehlhoff is Practicing What He’s Preaching with Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influences in a Post-Christian World (InterVarsity Press, 2017) By Benjamin Stallings, Special Features Editor Dr. Timothy Muehlhoff, Professor of Communication Studies at Biola University, has spent most of his adult life exploring how to bridge the distance between communities and individuals. His most recent book, Winsome Persuasion: Christian …

Faculty and Blogger Profile, Dr. Paul Creasman, Arizona Christian University

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Thinking Christianly about Communication Theory from the Heart of the Southwest by Ben Stallings, CCSN Special Features Editor Faculty Profile: Paul A. Creasman, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, Chair, Department of Communication and English, Arizona Christian University Dr. Paul Creasman’s path to being the Chair of the Department of Communication and English and a leading Professor of Communication at Arizona Christian University in …

Scholars on Board: Two leading figures in Christian communication scholarship lend their weight to CCSN

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Scholars on Board: Two leading figures in Christian communication scholarship lend their weight to CCSN By Divine Agodzo In case you’d heard that leading Christian communication scholars Quentin Schultze and Mark Fackler are now retired, you can go ahead and discount it. The two leaders of Christian communication scholarship will not only continue to pursue personal projects that build on …

The Relationship Project: Moving from ‘You and Me’ to ‘We’

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By Bill Strom, Ph.D. Overview The Relationship Project challenges the popular belief that our goal in relationships is personal happiness, and that effective communication skills are the means to that happiness. These myths overlook God’s deeper calling to be redeemed people, in tune to his covenantal way, and relating from a morally virtuous center. The Relationship Project weds research in …