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The Importance of Funding: Theological and Religious Studies Libraries

by Timothy D. Lincoln

One of the things that I have learned in academic life is that nothing is obvious. Board members, academic deans, and professors all are great at asking the question also asked by my four-year-old granddaughter: why? Why, then, is it important to fund theological and religious studies libraries? This question is…

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New Year’s Resolutions and A Sense Of Urgency

by Timothy D. Lincoln

Thomas Keller’s restaurant, The French Laundry, in Yountville, California, has been widely hailed as one of the country’s best. The restaurant serves elegant nine-course meals in a building that is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The staff of The French Laundry meets an exacting standard of excellence. In…

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Do You Value Innovation? Then Value Diversity

by Timothy D. Lincoln

One of the core values of ATLA is “creativity, innovation, and transformation.”  Another core value is “hospitality, inclusion, and diversity.”  (ATLA is the kind of association where sometimes one word just won’t do.) On the surface, these two sets of values are not necessarily related to each other.  Innovation seems…

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