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June 2014 Seminar: You Are What You Sing—Faith Formation through Congregational Song

June 2014 Seminar: You Are What You Sing—Faith Formation through Congregational Song

Read about and register for the June 16-17, 2014 Worship Seminar with Dr. C. Michael Hawn.

 
Apr 7, 2014: God Does What We Cannot Do

Apr 7, 2014: God Does What We Cannot Do

In the incarnation, God unites with our humanity in Jesus Christ. . . . Reflection on the incarnation and its connection to every aspect of God’s story is the missing link in today’s theological reflection and worship. The link is found in these words: God does for us what we […]

 
Mar 31, 2014: The Style of Worship

Mar 31, 2014: The Style of Worship

I am concerned over how worship has become a program, a show, and entertainment. Once again the problem is a self-centered and presentational approach to worship. . . . Presentational worship turns true worship on its head. If worship is truly doing God’s story and calling people to find their […]

 
Anamnesis 31: Spring 2014 Edition

Anamnesis 31: Spring 2014 Edition

March 2014 Edition of the IWS Newsletter

 
Practicing For Eternity

Practicing For Eternity

In Lent we practice disciplines that help us to “improve” our Christian lives, becoming, hopefully, better than before.

 
Mar 24, 2014: Remember and Anticipate

Mar 24, 2014: Remember and Anticipate

In worship we remember God’s story in the past and anticipate God’s story in the future. -Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008), 23. Sign up to receive Webber Quote by email.

 
IWS Faculty News: Spring 2014

IWS Faculty News: Spring 2014

Read updates from IWS faculty members.

 
God’s Time and God’s Way

God’s Time and God’s Way

God works in his time and in his way. What started out as a very ordinary conversation with a friend turned out to be a catalyst to introduce our family to a new chapter in life.

 
Dust Cannot Choose Where it Falls

Dust Cannot Choose Where it Falls

Our job as dust is to make sure that we are anchored loosely enough that God can blow us where he will, and we will not resist.

 
Student Achievement and Institutional Effectiveness [March 2014]

Student Achievement and Institutional Effectiveness [March 2014]

The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies has identified and evaluated various measurements of student achievement. Based on an annual assessment, IWS enjoys a healthy graduation rate: 74% of students graduate with a degree (MWS or DWS) and 81% of students graduate with a degree or certificate (GCWS or […]

 
IWS Community News: Spring 2014

IWS Community News: Spring 2014

Read updates from IWS alumni and students.

 
In Memoriam: Dr. Chris S. Antill

In Memoriam: Dr. Chris S. Antill

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Chris Antill died unexpectedly of congestive heart failure. Chris was the Director of Music and Worship at Fort Walton Beach First United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and had effectively served in church music and worship ministries for over 20 years. Just three […]

 
John Witvliet Seminar Reflections

John Witvliet Seminar Reflections

“I find students and seminar participants at IWS to be so willing and eager to learn about every facet of worship ministry—theological, historical, sociological, and psychological—in both theoretical and practical ways.” (John Witvliet, January 2014). The January 2014 event was the second time John Witvliet was the guest lecturer for […]

 
Mar 17, 2014: My Story or God’s?

Mar 17, 2014: My Story or God’s?

A dominant error of some Christians is to say, “I must bring God into my story.” The ancient understanding is that God joins the story of humanity to take us unto his story. There is a world of difference. One is narcissistic; the other is God-oriented. It will change your […]

 
Dallas Christian College Choir to Present Concert March 11

Dallas Christian College Choir to Present Concert March 11

ORANGE PARK, Fla-The Dallas Christian College Choir of Dallas, Texas will appear in concert at Grace Episcopal Church on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. This concert is sponsored by The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS) of Orange Park. The Choir will present its 2014 Kingdom […]