“Social Media and the Christian Church: Faith Identity and Church Branding”

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Presenter: Dr. Bala Musa Presenter Affiliation: Azusa Pacific University Presentation Title: The Cyberchurch: Social Media, Faith Identity and Church Branding Date: 06/24/2015 Time: 08:00 pm Time Zone: Eastern (US) Description: The digital revolution is reshaping and being reshaped by various institutions, the church included. New media serve as cultural prisms through which Christians communities perceive and brand themselves. The cohesion …

“Faithfully Navigating Our Digital Lives”

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Presenter: Calvin L. Troup Presenter Affiliation: Duquesne University Presentation Title: Jacques Ellul’s Take on the Internet: From Diagnosis to Prevention (or Not Losing Your Mind and Heart in Cyberspace) Date: 05/20/2015 Time: 08:00 pm Time Zone: Eastern (US) Description: Immersed in a world of digital communication devices, we live in an image-driven, hyper-mediated world. Imagining an alternative leaves us feeling …

“Media Ecology and Theology”

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Presenter: Dr. Paul Soukup Presenter Affiliation: Santa Clara University Presentation Title: A Media Ecology of Theology Date: 03/24/2015 Time: 08:00 pm Time Zone: Eastern (US) Description: Building on media ecology approaches, Dr. Soukup examines how changing communication practices have shaped theology over the history of Christianity. He introduces media ecology, then discusses examples of theology in the oral tradition, Christian …

Video Games and the Christian Faith

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Presenter: Kevin Schut Presenter Affiliation: Trinity Western University Presentation Title: Of Games and God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games Date: 11/11/2014 Time: 08:30 pm Time Zone: Eastern (US) Description: Join Dr. Kevin Schut, author of the award-winning Of Games & God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games as he discusses how Christians should approach this dynamic medium. Dr Schut …

Communication, Media, and Identity

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Book Reviewed: Fortner, Robert S. (2006). Communication, Media, and Identity: A Christian Theory of Communication (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & LIttlefield). Reviewed By: Robert Woods Reviewer Affiliation: Spring Arbor University Total Pages: 298 ISBN-10: 0742551954 Review: Explores ontological and epistemological assumptions of communication from a Christian perspective. Useful in upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate level courses. Fortner’s usual depth and breadth …

Call for Submissions: Religious Communication Association (Communication Studies Interest Group), NCA 2015

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The Communication Studies Interest Group (CSIG) of the Religious Communication Association (RCA) invites you to submit papers and propose panels for presentation during the RCA Annual Conference to be held in conjunction with the 101st Annual Convention of the National Communication Association (NCA). The theme of the convention is “Embracing Opportunities.” In that vein, RCA invites submissions that inspire scholars, …

Call for Papers: Religious Communication Association (Media Studies Interest Group), NCA 2015

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The Media Studies interest group of the Religious Communication Association invites your submissions for the 2015 National Communication Association convention (November 19-22) in Las Vegas. Studies that explore the intersection of religion and mass and/or personal mediated communication are encouraged and welcome. Special encouragement is given to topics that explore how these intersections might “embrace opportunities.” Submissions are accepted for …