ICYMI, Webinar, Nonviolent Word: Communication with the Grain of the Universe

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Presenters and Affiliation: Gerald J. Mast, Ph.D., (Professor of Communication), and J. Denny Weaver, Ph.D., (Professor Emeritus of Religion) Bluffton University. Date and time: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5-6 EST Description: Working from an Anabaptist perspective on how the Word of God functions in the Bible and in the cosmos, Weaver and Mast will explore the implications of their hypothesis …

Webinar, Nonviolent Word: Communication with the Grain of the Universe

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Presenters and Affiliation: Gerald J. Mast, Ph.D., (Professor of Communication), and J. Denny Weaver, Ph.D., (Professor Emeritus of Religion) Bluffton University. Date and time: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5-6 EST Description: Working from an Anabaptist perspective on how the Word of God functions in the Bible and in the cosmos, Weaver and Mast will explore the implications of their hypothesis …

Struggling Well in Academia, with Ty and Elizabeth Spradley

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Presenters and Affiliation: Ty Spradley, Ph.D. (Associate Professor), and Elizabeth Spradley, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor), Department of Language, Cultures and Communication, Stephen F. Austin State University Date and Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 5-6 pm EST Description: Weaving the personal with instructional communication research, Drs. Ty and Elizabeth Spradley expound upon the professional, personal, and spiritual inspirations that have enabled them …

Hide and Seek: Soren Kierkegaard’s Indirect Communication

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Presenter and Affiliation: Dr. Benson Fraser, Virginia Wesleyan University Date: Friday, September 18, 12-1 pm EST Description: This presentation examines the purpose and use of both direct and indirect communication as understood by Søren Kierkegaard. My emphasis will be on indirect communication in communicating transcendent truth to an audience that is distracted or disinterested. I will argue that indirect communication …

Helping Students Communicate Love: Exploring Course Creation, Course Adaption, and Faith Integration in the Classroom

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Title: Helping Students Communicate Love:  Exploring Course Creation, Course Adaption, and Faith Integration in the Classroom Date: August 12, 2020 Time: 11:30-2 pm EST Presenter, Dr. Renee Bourdeaux, Northwest University, author of Communicating Love in Relationships (Kendall Hunt, 2019) Free Examination Copy of Dr. Bourdeaux’s book, Communicating Love in Relationships (Kendall Hunt, 2019), will be provided to all attendees. * …

Doing Religion Online in a Time of Pandemic 

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Presenter and Affiliation: Heidi Campbell, Professor of Communication & Presidential Impact Fellow Texas A&M University Date and Time: May 20, 4-5 pm EST. Description: This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities experienced by churches during the current global COVID-19 pandemic. Discussion will be focused around themes and questions raised in a new eBook entitled, “The Distanced Church: Reflections on …

Madame Guyon: Attentive Silence as a Counterpractice for a Digital Age

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Presenter and Affiliation: Stephanie Bennett, Ph.D., Professor of Communication and Media Ecology, Palm Beach Atlantic University When? Wednesday, April 29, 7-8 pm EST What? Christian mystic Jeanne Guyon’s devotional posture centered on what some call the inward way, or the “prayer of silence,” a means of communicating with God in humility, inward simplicity, and contemplation. Her situation was couched in …

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

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Presenter and Affiliation: Raymond Blanton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication Arts in the School of Media and Design, University of the Incarnate Word When?: Wednesday, March 25, 11 am – 12 pm EST What?: The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the preeminent stories in the book of Luke—if not the entire New Testament. As a story, it …

ICYMI, 23 Interviews on Faith and Communication

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In case you missed it, our year long Essential Questions in Faith and Communication Interview Series, hosted by Mark Fackler, asks 23 leading thinkers and theologians about the relationship between Christianity and Communication Studies. Our last interviewee was Quentin Schultze, Professor Emeritus, Calvin University. The full collection of 23 interviews — and links to those recorded interviews — is included …

Engaged Pedagogy and Christian Social Thought

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Presenter and Affiliation: Jonathan M. Bowman, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies, University of San Diego When?: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, 5:30 pm EST What?: Active learning can be one way in which students encounter Jesus’ social justice teachings. In sharing one specific example of an engaged pedagogical assignment, this webinar will encourage faculty to think through how Biblical teachings and ‘Important …