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Duke Divinity School Produces New Digital Sermon Collection

Duke University Divinity School has produced a new collection of over 2,500 digitized sermons preached in Duke Chapel.  As you can read at this link, this is the first stage of the new initiative . The next stage will involve applying metadata so the sermons will be searchable in a variety of ways (text, liturgical season, theological themes, social issues, etc.).

Andre Johnson Wins National Book Award

Congratulations to Andre Johnson, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies in the Department of Communication and Film and Hooks Scholar in Residence at the University of Memphis, for winning the "Book of the Year Award" from the Religious Communication Association (RCA) for his recent book No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner (University of Mississippi Press, 2020)!  You can read more about the award here.

Allie Utley Receives Grant from Lilly Endowment

Congratulations to Allie Utley and Phillips Theological Seminary for receiving a grant from the Lilly Endowment to help establish the "Worshiping with Children: Imaging and Imagining the Presence of God" program. The program is funded through Lilly Endowment’s Nurturing Children Through Worship and Prayer Initiative. The aim of the national initiative is to support faith-based organizations as they help children grow in faith and deepen their relationships with God.