Merry Christmas! The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 NIV) In Ancient Future Time, Bob Webber wrote, “God united himself with humans […]
Christmas greetings from IWS President Jim Hart on behalf of the IWS staff, faculty, and board!
Advent emphasizes what has been described by theologians as the “already, but not yet,” the time between the first and second comings of Jesus, between the Kingdom unveiled and the Kingdom fulfilled. In a sense, the “already but not yet” is also the time between our own births and deaths.
IWS student Chris Antill died yesterday of congestive heart failure. He was a member of the Alpha 2 class. There will be a memorial service at First United Methodist Church in Ft. Walton Beach, FL this Saturday, November 16, at 11 AM. The church is located at 103 First St, […]
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good […]
It is critically important that those of you receiving a survey complete and submit it by no later than October 29th, 2013.
Graduate school noted in magazine’s 2013 Best of the Best issue for third straight year.
Audio recordings from the 2013 June Session
IWS alumnus Dr. Mike Wiebe died yesterday (Easter) after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a member of the Delta class. Mike’s doctoral thesis topic was the healing presence of Christ in Communion. Here is a quote from his thesis abstract: “From the gospel accounts of Jesus and the […]
Before the day had run its course, The sun began to fail in force. The silent stars began to weep, A tremor shook the hidden deep. Above the darkened earth was raised The Son whose arms like wings were poised, Who then, as on the first of days Breathed forth […]
The ethos of IWS is as strong if not stronger than ever! Thanks be to God.
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. Luke […]
We at the Institute for Worship Studies are so thankful for the Lord’s bountiful blessings during this past year, and for your support of our crucial mission of forming servant leaders through Christian worship renewal.
Let us gratefully rejoice that God supports, encourages and loves all of us, whether we are in want or in plenty, and he faithfully makes us tread on high places of hope and courage.