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Column entry, Hallelujah: Discovering the Strangeness of Scripture, by Brandon Knight

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Column Title: In Search of Right Words: Saint Augustine, Rhetoric, and Preaching By Brandon Knight, Ph.D. William Carey University September-October: “Hallelujah: Discovering the Strangeness of Scripture” Column Description here: Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, in his work On Christian Doctrine, illustrates the important relationship between preaching and rhetoric. Even in his day, many questioned what use the church could possibly …

Case Study, “Servant Leadership: When School Leaders Stop, Slow Down, and Listen,” by Lumar Vargas

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Servant Leadership: When School Leaders Stop, Slow Down, and Listen By Lumar Vargas, [email protected] Lumar Vargas is an Urban Educational Leadership Ph.D. student at Cleveland State University. She has been a teacher, school administrator, and teacher leadership coach. Lumar also serves co-vocationally as a church planter and hopes to merge her love for ministry and education.   Introduction It was …

Upcoming webinar, “Servant Teaching: Practices for Renewing Christian Higher Education,” with Quentin Schultze

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Title: “Servant Teaching: Practices for Renewing Christian Higher Education” Presenter/Affiliation: Quentin Schultze, PhD, Professor of Communication (Emeritus), Calvin University Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 7-8 pm EST Description: Quentin Schultze will reveal some of the top teaching practices from his new book Servant Teaching: Practices for Renewing Christian Higher Education. His goal is to help Christian faculty reduce stress, use time …

New Book, Servant Teaching: Practices for Renewing Christian Higher Education, by Quentin Schultze

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Learn more about this new book from Quentin Schultze, Professor of Communication (Emeritus), Calvin University, and distinguished CCSN Senior Fellow. Book Description (From Amazon) that reveal the heart of effective Christian higher education—what he calls “servant teaching” with faith, skill, and virtue. Each chapter provides a key to motivating students to learn with excellence, compassion, and delight. The book also …

New Column, Teacher-Scholar: Servant Teaching and Missional Scholarship, Quentin Schultze

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Title: Teacher-Scholar: Servant Teaching and Missional Scholarship Entry: “Servant Teaching with Faith, Skill, and Virtue,” by Quentin Schultze, Professor of Communication Emeritus, Calvin University, and CCSN Senior Fellow Column Description: this column explores the important inter-connections between teaching and scholarship in Christian higher education. Contributors address such questions as: What does it mean to be a “servant teacher” who is …

Communication Devotional, Relational Dialectics with God, by Donna Elkins

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Relational Dialectics with God I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched.  My eyes fail, looking for my God.  Psalm 69:3(NIV) Several years ago, a student in an interpersonal class wrote me the most satisfying note I ever received as a teacher. She explained that she had been estranged from her mother for many years. But after …

A Prayer for Writers, Editors, Publishers, and the Press

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A Prayer for Writers, Editors, Publishers, and the Press Almighty God, strengthen and direct, we pray, the will of all whose work it is to write what many read, and to speak where many listen. May we be bold to confront evil and injustice: understanding and compassionate of human weakness; rejecting alike the half-truth which deceives, and the slanted word …

Column Entry, “The Image of God and Roe vs. Wade,” by Elizabeth McLaughlin

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Column Title: Communitas Column Entry: “The Image of God and Roe vs. Wade” Column Description: The term Communitas refers to an unstructured community of equal members often traveling from one place to another. Like the characters in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, we are fellow pilgrims on the road towards the Father’s house, following Jesus as the way, truth, and life. This …

Three podcasts on “self-control,” with Paul Patton and Soul Stirrings

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Paul recently completed his 9-part series on the Fruit of the Spirit with his final 3 podcasts on self-control. You can listen to Paul’s exploration of all 9 “Fruits of the Spirit” here: https://soundcloud.com/theccsn Paul will begin a new series called “God Talk and the Manipulative Use of Spiritual Language,” with Brandon Knight, William Carey University. Stay tuned for more …

Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication, Tenure Track, George Fox University

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Position Description: Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication George Fox University announces a tenure-track position in Communication with a specialization in Public Relations and/or Strategic Communication to begin August 15, 2023.  The successful candidate will teach a full load of 24 units and maintain an active program of scholarship and service to the institution. We seek a new colleague who is collaborative, …

Faculty Opening, Colorado Christian University

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About the Job Colorado Christian University is looking for an outstanding faculty member who will teach in-seat Communication courses starting Fall 2023. This faculty member will teach courses and develop curriculum within the Department of Communication, housed within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) in the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS). The Department of Communication offers one general …