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June 2015 Seminar: Worship That Shows and Matters

June 2015 Seminar: Worship That Shows and Matters

The evidence of faithful worship is measured by how it fosters lives that reflect the God we worship, especially in the stewardship of power.

 
Dan Sharp’s 2015 Lent Devotional Now Available

Dan Sharp’s 2015 Lent Devotional Now Available

I have prepared a daily devotional guide for use during the season of Lent. This year’s guide contains all new material, and references John Bunyan’s classic allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress. You can learn more about the book and purchase it at the website of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.

 
Feb 23, 2015: Table and the Supernatural

Feb 23, 2015: Table and the Supernatural

When we come to the Table with the eyes of faith, we experience the burning conviction that we live in a supernatural world.

 
Ash Wednesday Devotion via St. Ephrem

Ash Wednesday Devotion via St. Ephrem

Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the season of Lent. Lent is forty-seven days set aside for letting God renew us through self-denial and self-examination, casting off those habits and practices which lead to less than favorable results, and taking on those habits and practices that contribute to our spiritual, social and even physical vitality, restoration and renewal.

 
Feb 16, 2015: Symbols Re-present Reality

Feb 16, 2015: Symbols Re-present Reality

The ancient fathers taught that symbols participate in the reality they re-present.

 
Feb 9, 2015: The Supernatural at the Table

Feb 9, 2015: The Supernatural at the Table

The early church fathers did not see bread and wine as a mere human reminder of Jesus.

 
Feb 2, 2015: “Excarnation”

Feb 2, 2015: “Excarnation”

The mystery of faith embraces the reality of the incarnation and an incarnational presence in the bread and wine.

 
Faculty Opening: DWS 701

Faculty Opening: DWS 701

The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies is seeking a part-time professor to team-teach a doctoral level course on the Historical Development of Christian Worship twice a year, the first to second Wednesday after January 1 and the second to third Wednesday in June. These are hybrid courses with […]

 
Faculty Changes [January 2015]

Faculty Changes [January 2015]

The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies announced several changes to its faculty during the biannual “Town and Gown” event during the January 2015 On-Campus Intensive Session. Dr. Dinelle Frankland and Dr. Donna Hawk-Reinhard were approved as permanent faculty members, Ms. Susan Massey was appointed as Library Director (with […]

 
Jan 26, 2015: Gnostic Worship Music

Jan 26, 2015: Gnostic Worship Music

A study of contemporary worship songs demonstrates that the current view of worship is not situated in God’s supernatural story.

 
Jan 19, 2015: Beware Secularized Christianity

Jan 19, 2015: Beware Secularized Christianity

How should we approach the crisis of evangelical doubt, the failure to affirm the communication of Christ at Table worship?

 
DWS 704P Practicum Media [January 2015]

DWS 704P Practicum Media [January 2015]

The DWS 704P Practicum class of the January 2015 session led a Eucharistic Healing service of worship on the night of Tuesday, January 13. Printed Order of Worship Sermon: Draw Near to Christ, Our Light [Sam Horowitz] Offertory: The Light of God in Jesus Comes [Words & Music: Michael Francis […]

 
January 2015 Chapel Messages

January 2015 Chapel Messages

Chaplain Darrell Harris spoke to us on the message—messages!—of the Epiphany season. The series was titled, “Star Fire: The Deep Dive & Saving the Best for Last.” Thursday – Go Tell It On the Mountain (Gn 22:9-19) [Direct Download]: Friday – See How the Star-wheel Turns (Gn 1:14-18; Job 38:1-7; […]

 
Jan 12, 2015: The Season of Epiphany

Jan 12, 2015: The Season of Epiphany

Spirituality is Christ living his life in us and through us.

 
Jeff Barker: Come Back to Jesus [Opening Convocation Sermon, January 2015]

Jeff Barker: Come Back to Jesus [Opening Convocation Sermon, January 2015]

Professor Jeff Barker (DWS 702) preaches on the healing of 10 lepers at the January 2015 Opening Convocation. 2 Kings 5 Psalm 146 I Peter 2:1-10a Luke 17:11-19 Embedded Audio-Only Player: (Download link)