The project would create a digital repository of sermon texts and survey data to facilitate
multiple research projects in the area of information and religion. The project would
recruit clergy members to submit sermon texts and participate in surveys on a regular
basis. The resulting data warehouse would serve as a unique and valuable resource in
the study of the social construction of knowledge. The write up of a sample research
project utilizing this kind of data is included in the supporting documents. The project
would create a data resource adequate to sustain the research agenda of a new faculty
member throughout his career and also be available for numerous other researchers in a
variety of academic fields.