Sam Van Eman

Sam Van Eman is an author, speaker and Staff Resource Specialist with the Coalition for Christian Outreach, a campus ministry organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His recent book is On Earth as It is in Advertising? Moving from Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope. He lectures regularly and gives classroom presentations on advertising topics ranging from general critique to viewing ads as prophetic reflectors. He is most passionate when speaking with marketing and advertising majors, whom he believes have concentrated amounts of systemic power to address advertising-related issues in America. Sam enjoys partnering with his wife to raise two daughters in a media-saturated world. For lecture availability or correspondence with Sam, please contact


Volume 78

Available for mp3 purchase
Guests on Volume 78: Mark Bauerlein on the causes of disengagement of college students from concern for intellectual and civic life; Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn on television, children, and acquiring a sense of reality; Sam Van Eman on the view of the good life advanced by advertising; Thomas de Zengotita on Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It, and on postmodern individualism and "reality" TV; Eugene McCarraher on how American management theory became an influential source of religious meaning and practice; and John Witte, Jr. on how law embodies a view of human nature, and why religious viewpoints have often been ignored.