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Devotional: Where the Power Lies, by Stephanie Bennett

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Where the Power Lies Stephanie Bennett, Ph.D. Professor of Communication and Media Ecology Palm Beach Atlantic University “. . . that I may be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.” (Philipians 3:9). Just like everyone else in …

New Book, Communicating with Grace and Virtue: Learning to Listen, Speak, Text, and Interact as a Christian, by Quentin Schultze

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Communicating with Grace and Virtue: Learning to Listen, Speak, Text, and Interact as a Christian is Quentin Schultze’s latest book, coming out on the heels of the second edition of his public speaking text. The short, engaging, personal book replaces Communicating for Life, which is going out of print. It offers an overview of communication from a Christian perspective, highlighting the …

“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 …

Bridging the Racial Divide in Worship Music, A Special Guest Column

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Bridging the Racial Divide in Worship Music – A Special Guest Column  Column No. 1: From Numb Praise to Songs of Lament: Bridging the Racial Divide in Worship Music By John Hatch, Ph.D, and Laura Lee Groves, Ph.D. Column No. 2 (A Response): Christian Music as a Prophetic Voice: A Call to Repentance and Action By Kesha Morant Williams, Ph.D, and Omotayo …

New Book: Hide and Seek The Sacred Art of Indirect Communication, by Benson P. Fraser

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Hide and Seek: The Sacred Art of Indirect Communication (Cascade Books, 2020) by Benson P. Fraser (From the website) “As bearers of the divine image, all of us are storytellers and artists. However, few people today believe in truth that is not empirically knowable or verifiable, the sort of truth often trafficked through direct forms of communication. Drawing on the …

May Your Hypocrisy Increase Tenfold

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May Your Hypocrisy Increase Tenfold 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”) Not long ago, I was accused of being a hypocrite. The charge was both accurate and delightful. The charge was accurate because I was failing to live consistently with something I said …

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. * …

“Fruit of the Spirit” Podcasts, Soul Stirrings, with Paul Patton

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Dear friends. In case you missed them, here are the current podcasts by Dr. Paul Patton on the “Fruit of the Spirit” from his regular podcast, “Soul Stirrings.”  Paul’s next podcast on the fruit of patience will be released next week. Meanwhile, enjoy the others and please share with others to help us get the word out. If you have …