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“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This Last, Dim, Weird Battle of the West” or, “The End of Civilization, Maybe.” (Part 2)

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“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This Last, Dim, Weird Battle of the West” or, “The End of Civilization, Maybe.” (Part 2) By Mark Williams, Ph.D Professor of Rhetoric, California State University, Sacramento (from the regular Column: “Meaningful-Faith: Words, the Word, and a Life of Substance”) In our most recent installment, we met Stultus, a real student at …

New Book, Digital Ecclesiology: A Global Perspective, by the Network for New Media, Religion & Digital Culture Studies

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Network for New Media, Religion & Digital Culture Studies publishes third eBook, Digital Ecclesiology: A Global Conversation Digital Religions Publications, an imprint of the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies, announces the publication of its third eBook, Digital Ecclesiology: A Global Conversation. This eBook is the second of three planned books to explores questions raised for churches …

“Words don’t have meaning, people have meaning…?” (or, “This last, dim, weird battle of the West” or, The End of Civilization, Maybe”) (Part 1)

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“This last, dim, weird battle of the West” or, The End of Civilization, Maybe. (Part 1) Mark Williams, Ph.D. Professor of Rhetoric, California State University, Sacramento (from the regular Column: “Meaningful-Faith: Words, the Word, and a Life of Substance”) A fellow college professor, who is a friend of mine, was recently praised in his student evaluations for destroying the possibility …

Spiritual Capital in Organizations, new podcast, Craig Mattson

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Craig Mattson, Ph.D. Professor of Communication Arts; Department Chair; Co-Director of the Honors Program Trinity Christian University Talking about organizational spirituality may sound to you like a conversation about self-care. And it is, partially. But this podcast invitation to Spiritual Capital centers not only about accumulating spiritual resources for the self, but also about how to hold all our organizational resources, intangible and tangible …

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 …