Oct 20, 2022 • 1HR 2M

Spiritual Disciplines for the Digital Age

A conversation with Dr. Stephanie Bennett

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Welcome to “For Your Consideration,” a podcast of the Christian Study Center. The podcast features audio from our events as well as occasional interviews with scholars and writers.

For this episode, our director, Michael Sacasas, had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Stephanie Bennett. Dr. Bennett is Professor of Communication and Media Ecology at Palm Beach Atlantic University in South Florida, where for nearly 20 years she has been teaching, writing, and mentoring undergraduate students. There she also directs Wordship, an initiative that seeks to set the pace for healing a polarized public, facilitating events and conversations that advance the importance and practice of dialogue, and creating an environment conducive to authentic relationship.

Dr. Bennett is the author, most recently, of Silence, Civility, and Sanity: Hope for Humanity in a Digital Aged. Based on 25 years of research at the intersection of technology and interpersonal relationships, the book is geared toward a mainstream audience and grapples with ways to cope with the state of dysfunction in our current public discourse.

This conversation focuses on her article “Space for God to Speak: Using Silence to Address Media Glut From the Inside Out.”

We are pleased to be welcoming Dr. Bennett to the Study Center on Thursday evening, November 3rd. If you are in town, join us for a reception at 6:30 and Dr. Bennett’s lecture at 7:00. The lecture is titled “Re-visiting Digital Efficacy: Redeeming Public Discourse in an Age of Expedience.”

Forthcoming episodes of the podcast will feature recent lectures at the Center by theologian Dr. Michael Allen and Washington Post columnist Christine Emba.

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