Evangelism, Entertainment, or Education

December 10, 2009

The recent issue of the Texas Speech Communication Journal included my article "Evangelism, entertainment, or education: Examining student responses to campus street preachers." The study considered the comments offered by students in college newspapers across the nation. The results show that students generally do not find the preachers to be effective or ethical but are divided about if the preachers should have such free speech rights. The article offers advice to educators about how to help students more carefully consider issues of ethics and free speech.