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Your personalized ministry library can be a powerful tool. Chad Graham provides 8 categories of ministry resources that should be in your pastoral library.

Your Guide for Building a Pastoral Library

Published: March 1st, 2016

When your interests are many, it is easy to get lost in the great sea of “must read” books. Perusing the bookstore can be agonizing for us bibliophiles, as we discover the sheer volume of books demanding our attention. Upon reaching the cashier, I must often shed books collected during my journey through the bookstore.

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Dr. Christi Sanders discusses why every business is in need of a leadership development program to ensure long term growth.

Why Your Organization Needs a Leadership Development Program

Published: April 13th, 2017

What could possibly go wrong?

I always laugh when I hear someone say those words because of course anything can go wrong. Or it can go right. But much of that depends on how well we are prepared. In both my personal and professional life, I believe in planning for contingencies. When my kids were little, I didn’t leave the house without extra clothes and diapers. I knew the likelihood of needing them was high. In the professional world, the failure to plan for contingencies can lead to catastrophic failure.

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What Does Research Say About Porn?

What Does Research Say About Porn?

Published: June 11th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture on the effects of pornography on relationships, Jeff Logue, Ph.D. presents scientific research on how damaging pornography can be.

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 When Online Discussions Fall Flat

What Do You Do When Online Discussions Fall Flat?

Published: November 5th, 2015

The value of discussions and other interactive strategies in online instruction is to get the student active in exploration, discovery, and deep learning which leads to critical thinking. Learning that enables critical thinking is a collaborative process in which content is generally constructed or discovered rather than transmitted.

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What Do Online Student Want!

What Do Online Students Want?

Published: May 26th, 2015

In a May 30, 2014 issue of Faculty Focus, Rob Kelly mentioned five things that online students want from their instructors. Let’s look at those five points and consider how we can integrate these concerns into our online courses:

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Effective communication is extremely important in business. Here are tips to help get your message across clearly with no misunderstanding.

Valuable Tips for Effective Communication in the Workplace

Published: September 27th, 2016

You may ask, why should we care about our ability to communicate? Well, that’s easy. We should care because we want others to understand what we mean. We want to improve our relationships. We want to make sure things get done and in many cases, we want to advance our careers. One of the job skills employers desire most is effective communication. When people communicate effectively, they can build a productive working relationship, solve problems, supervise others, and create trust in the workplace.

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Success in marketing is measured by results, not feelings or beauty. Here are 6 considerations when strengthening your value proposition, relevance and clarity.

Ugly Design, Great Personality

Published: July 27th, 2016

Let’s face an unfortunate truth – American culture is fixated on beauty.

That obsession carries into marketing and design. Some privileged souls work in organizations steeped in a “planning” culture where a project never begins without a clearly defined creative brief. Others wander a busy highway of squirrel-chasers.

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Tyrone Block, D.M.A., explains 1900s Shout Band in America’s Black Pentecostal Church as a turning point in 20th century America.

Turning Points in 20th Century America: Shout Bands

Published: February 23rd, 2017

In Spring 2016, the history department hosted the seminar “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian film making and social activism. Tyrone Block, D.M.A., explains Shout Band in America’s Black Pentecostal Church during the 1900s.
 

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Gary McElhany, Ph.D., speaks about Franklin D. Roosevelt, the AAA, and the CCC in the 1900s and how the New Deal became a turning point in 20th century America.

Turning Points in 20th Century America: Politics

Published: July 6th, 2015

In Spring 2016, SAGU's History Departmenthosted a seminar titled “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian filmmaking and social activism. Gary McElhany, Ph.D., speaks about Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal, the AAA, the CCC, and how they affected America during the 1900s.

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Ryan McElhany, MBA, explains the evolution of marketing, advertising and advertising law in the 1900s and how they were turning points in the 20th century.

Turning Points in 20th Century America: Marketing

Published: September 21st, 2016

In Spring 2016, the history department hosted the seminar “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian film making and social activism. Ryan McElhany, MBA, explains the evolution of marketing, advertising and advertising law throughout the 1900s.

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Rob Price, M.A., explains the evolution and history of American cinema.

Turning Points in 20th Century America: Cinema

Published: January 19th, 2017

During the spring of 2016, SAGU’s history department hosted the seminar “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian filmmaking and social activism. Rob Price, M.A., explains the evolution and history of American cinema from the roaring twenties all the way into modern cinema.

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Lloyd Uglow, Ph.D., explains how automobiles evolved throughout the 1900s and why their popularity is considered a turning point in 20th century America.

Turning Points in 20th Century America: Automobiles

Published: September 14th, 2016

In Spring 2016, SAGU's History Department hosted the seminar “Turning Points in 20th Century America.” Topics included legal issues, economics, marketing, history, music, church history, Christian filmmaking and social activism. In this video, Dr. Loyd Uglow, explains how automobiles evolved throughout the 1900s and how they began to change America.

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Top 5 Breakthroughs in Bible Study

Top 5 Breakthroughs in Digital Bible Study

Published: October 17th, 2017

The last decade of the 20th century brought new vistas of adventure to the world of Bible study.  The word of God was unleashed from the printed page to the digitized screen.  For those pioneers who first encountered digital Bible study, it has been a fast-paced turn of events to a day where the Bible is now available for instant word-studies on the phone, quick word searches online, and sermons that can be shared to multiple platforms.  Whether you get your devotions from a web page, your lessons from a digital platform or the tried and true method of paper and pen, consider these advantages to the new options in digital Bible study.

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Fake languages like elvish are constructed with elements from real languages. Calvin George analyzes Tolkien’s linguistic process or anglicization.

Tolkien’s Linguistic Process for Constructing Fake Languages

Published: April 5th, 2016

Having reflected the real world in the language history of Middle-Earth, Tolkien continued to bring elements of real world languages into his constructed languages. “In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit” (Tolkien, Hobbit). This simple line wasn’t developed through linguistics; it was spontaneously written on the back of an exam. However, his work was a linguistic one, so he needed to linguistically justify the name hobbit. To accomplish this, he used a linguistic process called anglicization – a process of making words and sentences sound more natural to English speakers through means like altering sounds or replacing words – in conjunction with his historical linguistics. First, Tolkien’s “hobbits” spoke Westron, not English, so their name for themselves was kuduk. However, kuduk is odd for English speakers; thus, Tolkien developed a historical connection between hobbits and the Rohirrim linguistically and geographically. The linguistic heritage is evident in some words of these two languages, like kuduk. The Rohirric word is kud-dukan, meaning “hole-builder.” With the historical linguistic explanation provided, Tolkien could finally justify the use of the word hobbit. In Old English, one could connote hol-bytla to mean “hole builder,” which could then become hobbit. Thus, kud-dukan is to hol-bytla what kuduk is to hobbit. This is one example of Tolkien’s anglicization of his own language creation.

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Published: August 25th, 2014

The Value of the 5 Historical Dating Methods

The Value of the 5 Historical Dating Methods

Published: January 19th, 2016

All of us tend to use the most significant dates in our lives as reference points for all the others. For example, we think of our age in reference to the year we were born, and while we may give names to wedding anniversaries (silver, gold, etc.), we determine them by counting from the year of the marriage. Indeed, the root of the word anniversary is the Latin for “year.”

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Emotional Intelligence is made up of factors like self-awareness, impulse control, personal responsibility, and social adeptness. Why is it important to have a high EQ.

The Value of Emotional Intelligence

Published: March 17th, 2016

One of the business buzzwords that garnered stream back in the early 90s was the term Emotional Intelligence or EQ as it is referred to in business. This concept was studied and developed by Daniel Goleman in his book titled Emotional Intelligence. He makes the case that our definition of intelligence as measured by IQ is too narrow and ignores a critical range of abilities that matter immensely to our success in life. Such factors are self-awareness, impulse control, personal responsibility, and social adeptness.

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The tomb of Jesus can be described by comparing archaeological evidence with the scriptural texts. Giving us an idea of tombs in the bible and 1st century.

The Tomb of Jesus: First Century Jewish Burials

Published: March 24th, 2016

Many of us have heard the story of Christ’s burial and resurrection. Sadly, since we are removed from the historical context of this event, some of the details of the story can be lost to us. For example, the gospels tell us that Christ was buried in a tomb for three days. Have you ever given any thought to what the tomb of Jesus was actually like? Was it a gravesite like we use today or was it something different?

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This 10 step guide will show leaders the importance of praising others.

The Superpower of Praising Others

Published: November 10th, 2016

How does it feel when someone praises your accomplishments? Do you suddenly feel inspired, sharp and ready to take on new challenges? Science shows that there are many psychological effects of praise. Used correctly, praise can boost self-esteem, increase performance and supercharge productivity. Used incorrectly or not at all, it can tear down and render the most high-powered team impotent.

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The Sport of Solving Quadratic Equations

The Sport of Solving Quadratic Equations

Published: June 14th, 2016

Have you solved any quadratic equations lately? Chances are you have. In fact, many Americans spend several hours each week not only solving quadratic equations, but watching other people solve them as well!

If you haven’t guessed by now, I am talking about watching sports on television. You didn’t pull out your pencil and paper and work through the quadratic formula to solve the equation, but your brain still makes an attempt to do it just by watching.

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