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Christian Faith and the Teaching of Speech Communication

Michael T. Ingram

in Teaching as an Act of Faith

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222209
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222209.003.0014
Christian Faith and the                             Teaching of Speech Communication

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The chapter begins with a narration of the life of the author. He teaches at a college which includes students from a wide variety faiths. The author is a Southern Baptist and particularly values a passage in the Bible from 2 Timothy 3:16. Southern Baptists emphasize discipleship and following Christ in all matters of life. The chapter then discussed some passages and expressions in the Bible that relate to the field of speech communication. The chapter focuses on the integration of faith in teaching three different areas of speech communication—interpersonal communication, small group communication, and communication ethics. Lastly, this chapter discusses eleven different intersections of the Christian faith. There are a lot of ways to connect biblical terms with skills development in human communication courses.

Keywords: speech communication; Bible; Christian faith; Southern Baptist; discipleship; human communication

Chapter.  6528 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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