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Anamnesis 33: Spring 2015 Edition

Anamnesis 33: Spring 2015 Edition

Anamnesis is the newsletter of the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Read the Spring 2015 Edition.

 
Apr 20, 2015: Prayer or Performance?

Apr 20, 2015: Prayer or Performance?

The nature of worship has shifted from corporate prayer to platform presentational performance.

 
Carla Waterman Seminar Reflections

Carla Waterman Seminar Reflections

Seminar attendees took a journey through lament in the Psalms of the Sons of Korah and emerged encouraged and renewed by hope from Carla Waterman’s two-day seminar.

 
News from the IWS Community, Spr 2015

News from the IWS Community, Spr 2015

Rebecca Abbott, D.W.S., Pi 2010, reports, “I’m taking some of what I learned from IWS on the road in May and June. Joining the Party: Celebrating Two Thousand Years of Congregational Song will be a walk through church history with a representative song from each era, a dynamic lecture-concert with […]

 
IWS News Summary, Spr 2015

IWS News Summary, Spr 2015

IWS Accreditation Reaffirmation The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) recently reaffirmed our accredited status. The accreditation evaluation team commended IWS for its “in-depth and thorough approach to the entire self-study process and its commitment to improve the Institution.” The team also commended IWS for its commitment to the mission, […]

 
Stories of Worship Renewal

Stories of Worship Renewal

We will never hear about much of the worship renewal taking place through the members of the IWS community around the world. But it is always encouraging and motivating when we do.

 
James Hart: Right Worship

James Hart: Right Worship

If you want the key to reading the entire biblical narrative, this is it—God calling his creation to right worship.

 
Eric Bolger: How Can I Keep From Singing?

Eric Bolger: How Can I Keep From Singing?

Jesus not only died for us but also freely gives us his own, resurrected life with all of its goodness and power. How, then, can we keep from singing?

 
Apr 13, 2015: Contemplate and Participate

Apr 13, 2015: Contemplate and Participate

In the celebration of the Table, Jesus is given anew and poured out again to the world through our individual lives.

 
Apr 6, 2015: Easter Spirituality

Apr 6, 2015: Easter Spirituality

The baptized life is a life that is lived in the pattern of death and resurrection.

 
January Session 2015 Worship Bulletins

January Session 2015 Worship Bulletins

Access bulletins from the Opening Convocation and the Service of Healing and Communion.

 
Jim Hart: Fullness of the Divine Life (A Holy Week Reflection)

Jim Hart: Fullness of the Divine Life (A Holy Week Reflection)

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being […]

 
Mar 30, 2015: Holy Week Journey

Mar 30, 2015: Holy Week Journey

I resolved to walk in the way of the cross–the journey into death.

 
Spring 2015 Technology Update

Spring 2015 Technology Update

I’m afraid my move from the Washington, D.C., back to North Florida disrupted my blog updates here. I’ll cover as best I the Fall and Winter time periods in this update. Much of the last few months has been spent internally migrating to a new server for the local office. […]

 
Mar 23, 2015: We Become What We Eat

Mar 23, 2015: We Become What We Eat

What nourishes and transforms us at bread and wine is the disclosure of the whole story of God—creation, incarnation, re-creation.