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Libraries in the digital age: Facilities revamped as exhibit, study spaces still draw students

Staff at three universities across the United States - Emory University in Georgia, North Park University in Chicago, and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, near Atlanta, outlined how they’ve revamped their library facilities and adopted digital technology to remain competitive in an increasingly digital world.

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The Amazon Effect: Worshippers flocking to larger churches

View of Lakewood Church, Houston

Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

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Congregations embracing technology, study finds

Websites, Facebook and other tools are helping churches stay connected to their members and reach out to the wider community.

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Hospitality is key to church growth

A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

 A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Researchers found that those who believe in salvation and feel they have an unshakable relationship with God tend to sleep longer, fall asleep faster and feel more rested in the morning, according to Terrence D. Hill, associate professor at the University of Arizona School of Sociology. [Read more at SpokaneFavs].

 

Science and Religion - Wars and Myths

Science and Religion - Wars and Myths


Nancey Murphy, senior professor of Christian philosophy, explains why faith and science are not mutually exclusive concepts ... [Listen now].

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List of non-religious resources

At times researchers may need non-religious resources for purposes of interdisciplinary study. The American Theological Library Association has compiled a list of database resources that go beyond the religious scope. Here... read more >

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Multimedia reference guide

Video and audio resources are in demand for today's learners. How can you find credible, high-valued multi-media content? This resource, created by the American Theological Library Association, provides helpful tools regarding... read more >

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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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