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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.

 
Mar 16, 2015: Anamnesis

Mar 16, 2015: Anamnesis

Memory is not mere recall.

 
Mar 9, 2015: The Cruciform Life

Mar 9, 2015: The Cruciform Life

The spiritual life is lived out of the crucifixion.

 
Student Achievement and Institutional Effectiveness [March 2015]

Student Achievement and Institutional Effectiveness [March 2015]

The Institute for Worship Studies recognizes the importance of assessing how well students are doing in their degree programs, and how effective the Institute for Worship Studies is in the pursuit of its institutional goals. Here is the latest summary of our findings: The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship […]

 
Reaffirmation of Accredited Status

Reaffirmation of Accredited Status

The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS) has been reaffirmed for Accredited Status by the the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). IWS is the only higher education school in North America focused exclusively on training church leaders through graduate level worship education.

 
Mar 2, 2015: Become Bread and Wine

Mar 2, 2015: Become Bread and Wine

When we see ourselves inside God’s story, we become broken bread and poured out wine to others.

 
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.