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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.

 
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 […]

 
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. […]

 
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.

 
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.

 
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 Opening Convocation Bulletin Embedded Audio-Only Player: (Download link)

 
Presidential Address: Right Worship

Presidential Address: Right Worship

Dr. James R. Hart, IWS President, opened the January 2015 session with an address on right Worship. Embedded player:

 
President’s Blog: Christmas 2014

President’s Blog: Christmas 2014

This little babe so few days old,
is come to rifle Satan’s fold;
All hell doth at His presence quake,
though He Himself for cold do shake;

 
President’s Blog: Thanksgiving 2014

President’s Blog: Thanksgiving 2014

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV) “In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks.” St. Teresa of Avila “Though the fig tree should not blossom, […]

 
Dan Sharp’s 2014 Advent Devotional Now Available

Dan Sharp’s 2014 Advent Devotional Now Available

One of the ways we observe the holy season of Advent, preparing for the birth of Jesus, is by taking time each day to be with God. I have written an Advent devotional guide to use daily during the season to remind you that Emmanuel means “God with us.” You […]

 
2013-2014 Annual Report Published

2013-2014 Annual Report Published

Thank you to all who have partnered with us in our mission to renew the Church through worship. Please take a moment to read our Annual Report and catch a glimpse of what we’re up to worldwide!