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ATLA Offers Free Access to Extensive Image Database.

The American Theological Library Association, a member association of theology school libraries and librarians, through its Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative, now offers free access to some portions of its extensive... read more >

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Resource: Searchable Theology Projects and Theses

The American Theological Library Association, a member association of religion school libraries and librarians, offers a searchable database of more than 11,000 doctoral program projects and theses in all areas... read more >

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Exiles from Eden: A Lilly Fellows Program Blog

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts seeks to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related institutions of higher learning. The program’s blog, Exiles from Eden,... read more >

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Sustainable Institutions, Like Ecosystems, Utilize God’s Generous Provision

Elegant design of an institutional “ecosystem” involves fundamentally responding to God’s generous provision, thinking in terms of not just the physical space and the short-term problems, but the people, ideas, services, networks,... read more >

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Self-assessing your organization—why it matters

North American schools of theology can benefit greatly from regular self-assessment. Schools accredited by the Association of Theological Schools are expected to do so. When boards attend to their own performance,... read more >

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What to Do about Seminary Student Debt

The student debt accumulated by seminarians is often too large for them to pay off, especially during their early pastorates. The resulting money struggle can create a cascade of spiritual,... read more >

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Seminaries Refocus on Congregational Vitality

In the 1960s, many seminary faculty and staff believed that churches existed to promote social change and that congregations were part of the problem. However, Protestant seminaries have undergone a... read more >

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How to Get Good Sociological Data on Religion from the Internet

Social scientists have long known that the Internet hosts a significant amount of religion-oriented information. With the maturation of information-mining strategies, it is now possible to use Internet-derived data to... read more >

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Nondenominational Students More Prevalent In Seminaries

Nondenominational Students More Prevalent In Seminaries Woman Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

While more evangelical students enter seminary with only parachurch experience, some leave with denominational credentials.

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Schools devoted to preparing clergy and religion faculty face unique challenges and opportunities related to their narrowly focused mission and smaller size. Students at theology schools may be particularly motivated toward their sense of "calling," but they also face careers that offer low pay compared with other professions. Insights Into Religion offers the following resources from our affiliates for students, educators and administrators at these institutions.

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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