CLC plans Oct. 29 Tan-Tar-A event
OSAGE BEACH–The Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) Christian Life Commission (CLC) will host a reception Oct. 29, after the program of the first day of the 173rd annual meeting of the MBC concludes at Tan-Tar-A. For more information including room location, check with the CLC’s display booth.
SBU Chorale ready to hold fall concert
BOLIVAR–The Chorale of Southwest Baptist University will present its fall concert Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Pike Auditorium on the university campus. Admission is free and a reception for the audience will be held afterward backstage.
“The evening’s program is deliberately outside of the box in terms of repertoire,” said James Tarrant, the group’s director. “The repertoire runs the gamut of chant-inspired music to modern, expressionistic genres to audience favorites.”
In the program, the group will also present works from outside of the Western European tradition with pieces from Greece, Indonesia, and the Sea Islands of South Carolina.
SBU prof writes on political humor
BOLIVAR – Josh Compton, department chair and assistant professor of communication at Southwest Baptist University, has two chapters published in the recently released edited book, Laughing Matters: Humor and American Politics in the Media Age, published by Routledge.
The book, edited by Jody Baumgartner and Jonathan Morris, assistant professors of political science at East Carolina University, is a collection of quantitative and qualitative assessments of political humor impacts. Jeffrey Jones of Old Dominion University calls the book “a definitive collection of contemporary scholarly writing on political humor’s place and increasingly influential role in American political culture.”
One of Compton’s chapters, “More Than Laughing? Survey of Political Humor Effects Research,” engages in an extensive overview of extant political humor research, including political cartoons, late night television comedy, Internet satire, and television sitcoms. The chapter offers myriad ideas for future research in political humor, and specifically, effects research.
East Sedalia Baptist secures new pastor
SEDALIA – East Sedalia Baptist Church has called Raymond A. McDonald as their pastor. He and his wife, Madge, have three grown children.
McSpadden to sing at First Shell Knob
SHELL KNOB – The name Gary McSpadden often is associated with songs like “Because He Lives,” or “Jesus Lord to Me.”
From the Oak Ridge Boys to the Imperials, the Bill Gaither Trio, and the Gaither Vocal Band, McSpadden continues to prove, through many years of ministry, that a broad expression of musical gifts can play an important part in leading the lost to Christ.
The First Bapitst Church of Shell Knob is honored to present McSpadden in concert on Oct. 28, at the 10:45 a.m. service. Attendance for the concert is open to the public, and admission is free. A love offering will be taken. For further information call the church office at (417) 858-3496.
SBU grad speaks at Psalm 15 event
BOLIVAR–Jeff Jackson, a 1991 graduate of Southwest Baptist University and a senior software architect/engineering manager for Intel Corp., recently spoke at the university’s fall Psalm 15 event.
Jackson has been working for Intel for 13 years. He has held technical individual contributor roles as well as leadership positions in both product and research groups. He received the Intel Achievement Award, Intel’s highest employee award, in 2005 for his work in virtualization and currently holds nine patents in networking and virtualization-related technologies.
He is a deacon and a Sunday School teacher at Chehalem Valley Baptist Church in Oregon.
A story in the Oct. 16 issue of The Pathway incorrectly listed the church Don Kelley pastors. He is the transitional pastor of First Baptist Church in Green City.