A Response to
CHRISTIANITY TODAY’s Review
(by Tim Muehlhoff ) of Jonathan Merritt’s New Book
Learning to Speak God from Scratch:
Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing
–and How We Can Revive Them
By D.S. Leiter
And Watch for our interview with the author
in our Fall 2018 magazine issue.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This reflection was
originally posted on the writer’s blog,
and is reprinted here with her permission.
I’ve been getting my mind in gear to teach my general education communication classes that start in just over a week. And so when I read a recent Christianity Today review that’s in my wheelhouse—I’m a communication scholar, after all, and it’s a review by a communication scholar (Tim Muehlhoff) of a recent book about sacred language by Jonathan Merritt—my mind turned to an important distinction that pops up in Chapter 1 of the interpersonal communication textbook I teach.