Dr. Charity Kurz explains the psychology of venting through explaining reframing and other useful tips.

The Psychology of Venting - Part 2

Published: July 3rd, 2017

As discussed in a previous post, venting is a two-way process that involves the person venting and the person hearing the vent. Healthy, positive venting is focused on how the person hearing the vent shows empathy, creates safety, and participates in active listening (Kurz, 2017; Bryant, 2009; Egan, 2007). Research has concluded that negative venting can lead to higher stress levels and other physical health concerns. Negative venting is not associated with the person venting but rather the active listener and his or her response (Bodie et al., 2015; Goldsmith, 2004).

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Dr. Charity Kurz explains the psychology of venting and gives useful tips to be a better listener.

The Psychology of Venting

Published: March 16th, 2017

Venting. We all have done it. As a matter of fact, we probably have done it within the last 24 hours. Have you ever vented and was angry with yourself for doing so? Do I know those times all too well…? So why do we vent? Is it healthy to vent? What can we do when others want to vent? Let’s unpack these questions.

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Carrie Abbott talks about sexuality specifically in the differences between male and female and how they complement each other to fulfill God's plan

The Prescription for Perfect Relationships

Published: February 11th, 2016

In this Thoughthub Highlight Series, guest speaker Carrie Abbott starts by talking about sexuality specifically in the differences between male and female and how they complement each other to fulfill God's plan.

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Carrie Abbott defines the characteristics of Godly womanhood and the meaning of living like a beautiful biblical woman inside and out.

The Prescription for Being a Biblical Woman

Published: March 8th, 2016

The characteristics of biblical womanhood are based on how a woman acts, thinks, and speaks and with what she reads, listens to, watches and says. In this ThoughtHub video Carrie Abbott from the Legacy Institute encourages godly women to act nobly and exemplify godly beauty. She defines the characteristics and meaning of living like a beautiful biblical woman inside and out as God intended.

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Carrie Abbott gives the prescription for being a biblical man. She explains what biblical masculinity is and having confidence in your christian manhood.

The Prescription For Being a Biblical Man

Published: February 25th, 2016

God created men to have confidence in their masculinity and christian manhood. In this ThoughtHub video Carrie Abbott from the Legacy Institute explains what it means to be a biblical man. She explores biblical masculinity, how to apply it in life and relationships, and addresses common excuses for not acting like a biblical man as laid out in Genesis chapter 2.

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The Power of Propaganda in World War II

Published: August 29th, 2018

In a world before social media and the internet, how did the United States encourage and promote American citizens in the 1930s and 1940s to contribute to the war effort? The answer-propaganda and lots of it. While propaganda took many forms, perhaps its strongest and the most effective channel was Hollywood films. In this Thought Hub vlog, Rob Price, M.F.A., shares the impact of these films in America during this era and how many young filmmakers put their careers on hold to contribute to the war effort. 

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The Power of Print and Its Affect on the Church

The Power of Print and Its Affect on the Church

Published: February 9th, 2016

Reading and writing have been staples of basic communication for thousands of years. One might wonder what kind of effect the written word had on the Church over the centuries. But perhaps a better-crafted question might be what happened to Christianity when words became “printed and replicable” on a large scale.

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The Political Influence of Comics in America During WWII

Published: August 14th, 2018

Did you know that comic books were used as propaganda during World War II? While adults were targeted through posters and short films that were shown before movies, American children were targeted through some of our most prominent superheroes to date such as Captain America, Superman, Batman and several others. These superheroes embodied the ideal virtues of American soldiers and demonstrated the courage and resolve needed to fight evil during World War II. In this vlog, David Onyon, SAGU History Professor, discusses how the effort to win WWII went hand-in-hand with comics. 

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This highlight video of Christopher Gornold-Smith's lecture "Corinth in Context," he discusses the political history of the ancient biblical city of Corinth.

The Political History of Ancient Corinth

Published: July 19th, 2016

This highlight video from a lecture entitled "Corinth in Context" discusses the political history of the ancient biblical city of Corinth.

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Carrie Abbott, Legacy Institute, explains the physiological bonds, how your brain reacts during sex and the effects of love in relationships and marriage.

The Physiological Bonds that Happen During Sex

Published: April 26th, 2016

The human brain is a complicated part of the body, its function is to react to life experiences which cause chemical reactions. Carrie Abbott of the Legacy Institute explains how your brain reacts during sex and what chemicals are released; along with how it will affect relationships and future marriages. The bond that sex creates in the human brain strengthens a relationship, however sex is not the only factor that affects any type of relationship. God created sex to strengthen the love in a marriage physically and emotionally by being faithful to one another.

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The Non-Nordic Ideal: Non-Germans Serving In Nazi Armies

Published: August 1st, 2018

In 1942, the German military was actually stretched so thin across all of Europe that they had no option but to open the doors to non-Germans. But why would non-Germans agree to fight for the Nazi Armies especially when Germans regarded them as an inferior race? How did the Nazis convince men from countries that they had conquered to fight in the German military? In this Thought Hub vlog on WWII Perspectives, Dr. Loyd Uglow discusses the reasoning and tactics behind this unusual turn-of-events in WWII history. 

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Rob Price explores how Marshal McLuhan's communication theory "the medium is the message" applies to the Gospel message.

The Medium is the Message: How New Media Affects the Gospel

Published: May 12th, 2016

Being a professor in the Communication Arts Department here at SAGU allows me to spend a lot of time with my students on video, audio, lighting, and editing equipment. But as a Bible-based University, we are challenged to look beyond our cool gadgets and gear to the deeper issues of how methods of communication affect the Gospel message, the Church and our Christian worldview.

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Constitutional Law is a reflection of society. In this blog, we examine the court cases that deemed state and federal sponsored segregation as unconstitutional and a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

The Legal Cases That Abolished 'Separate but Equal' Doctrine

Published: September 14th, 2016

Disclaimer: Article dictated and adapted from the lecture, "Turning Points in 20th Century America: Two Cases That Changed the Nation" by Aaron Burke, J.D., available below.

Constitutional Law is a mirror reflection of society. When thinking about past United States Supreme Court cases, you have to understand the context of an entirely different society. A lot of these cases are sometimes confusing and illogical in today's context. Take, for example, perhaps the two most important Supreme Court opinions in the past 100 years: The case that created the 'Separate but equal' doctrine and the case that abolished the doctrine as it applied to the federal government and the states.

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Dr. Franks explains the mindset needed and how to respond effectively to different types of objections to the truth of Christianity.

The Importance of Renewing Your Mind

Published: January 14th, 2016

In 2015, Dr. Paul Franks and Dr. Jeff Magruder hosted a three-part Christian Apologetics seminar at SAGU. In this session, Dr. Franks explains the mindset needed and how to respond effectively to different types of objections to the truth of Christianity.

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The History of Pentecostal Preaching

The History of Pentecostal Preaching

Published: May 28th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture on the early Pentecostal Movement, Jeff Magruder, D.Min. speaks on the delivery and doctrine that is found in early pentecostal preaching.

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Amongst the valid concerns with video games, researchers and educators are discovering the positive impact that video games have in the classroom.

The Hidden Value of Gaming in Education

Published: May 17th, 2016

I recently asked my nine-year-old daughter if she thought playing video games helped kids with reading. She looked up from her world in Minecraft and said, “No!” If you ask an adult the same question, you will likely receive the same response along with many reasons why video games might be considered harmful to children. Some of those reasons might include violence or inappropriate content; sedentary lifestyles that result in obesity; lack of social skills development; little use of imagination; or a waste of time. While those are valid concerns, researchers and educators are discovering the positive impact video games have in the classroom.

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Geography of Ancient Corinth

The Geography of Ancient Corinth

Published: February 25th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture entitled "Corinth in Context," Christopher Gornold-Smith discusses the geography of the Ancient Corinth.

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Four Chaplains on U.S.A.T. Dorchester

The Four Chaplains: Forgotten Heroes

Published: February 2nd, 2016

There are many forgotten or little known heroes in American history, men and women who gave of themselves so that others could enjoy freedom. We all have heard of such people as Nathan Hale and Jim Bowie who paid the ultimate price for freedom, but few know the story of The Four Military Chaplains and their last heroic acts on the U.S.A.T. Dorchester.

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Communication is ever changing. One effect has been the age of electronics, as much as we may not think technology effects communicating, it has changed society.

The Electronic Age and its Effect on Communication

Published: October 20th, 2015

In our last two video blogs, we presented a communication model and some history that proved how print profoundly affected the pulpit. And if the printing press medium pushed modernity in Western culture, then is it possible the dawn of electronic media is pushing our society to post-modernity?

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Buying decisions are affected by anchoring bias or the anchoring effect. The first piece of information becomes the psychological anchoring for decision making.

The Effects of Anchoring Bias on Human Behavior

Published: May 23rd, 2016

Consumers today are bombarded by more daily advertising messages than at any point in history. Demonstrated by the Superbowl, watching ads is now a pastime unto itself.

What consumers do not realize is that there are psychological tactics that are the invisible arrows in an advertiser's quiver. In this post, we'll discuss the power concept of anchoring bias on human behavior.

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