The Day Between

Saturday. The day of darkness. Hope extinguished, life uncertain, fear growing, and confusion everywhere. But Sunday is coming. Sometimes we find ourselves in seasons like this Saturday, this silent day between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. Seasons where hope feels hard to find, and we’re not quite sure when the Light will come. I imagine the disciples felt pretty lost that day. I’m sure some…

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Dust Off & Move On

Hi! I know it’s been awhile, but in light of everyone’s new normal I wanted to offer some encouragement today 🙂   With all of the cancelled events, lost plans, and the many friends & family members sorting through upcoming weddings, trips, moves, and graduations, I’ve quickly discovered that we’re all hurting. If I’m honest, I’ve felt pretty miserable these past several days. The grief…

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And Last But Not Least, The Youth Group // Communication Accommodation Theory

Communication Accommodation Theory, an intercultural communication theory developed by Howard Giles, examines the communication patterns of speech between two people of different cultural or ethnic backgrounds. This theory was later expanded to include speech patterns between different generations of speakers, and it is applied to other contexts today. According to Howard Giles, accommodation is defined as “the constant movement toward or away from others by…

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Aesthetic Agendas // Cultivation Theory & Agenda-Setting Theory

Culture’s aesthetic delivers an agenda that says things must be beautiful to be worth our time. Created by George Gerbner, Cultivation Theory suggests the media cultivates social paranoia through presenting terrorism and violence as commonplace, current, and chaotic. The theory states that viewers who watch copious amounts of television live life in fear of a “mean, scary world.” According to Gerbner, TV gives society “a…

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