Recorded Webinar, C. S. Lewis and the Craft of Communication, by Steven A. Beebe

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Presenter and Affiliation: Steven A. Beebe, Ph.D., Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Texas State University Date and Time: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6-7 pm EST Description: C. S. Lewis, based on the popularity of his books and essays, is hailed as one of the best Christian communicators of the twentieth century. This presentation describes what Lewis did that made him …

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 …

Upcoming Webinar, “Winsome Conviction: Politics. Diversity. Immigration. COVID-19,” with Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer

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Presenters: Tim Muehlhoff, Ph.D., and Rick Langer, Ph.D., Biola University Date/Time: Tuesday, January 19, 6-7 pm EST Description: In today’s polarized context, Christians often have committed, biblical rationales for very different positions. How can we navigate disagreements with civility, compassion, and perspective-taking? Join Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer as they provide insight from conflict theory and church history on how …

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 …