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.
Dr. James R. Hart, IWS President, opened the January 2015 session with an address on right Worship. Embedded player:
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;
“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, […]
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ORANGE PARK, Fla- Worship Leader Magazine recently honored the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies as one of the top educational programs currently influencing Christian Worship by awarding it the “Best of the Best” distinction for the fourth consecutive year. The prestigious list of contributors in the field of […]
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Dr. Wilde has taught MWS 502, “History of Christian Worship” since the M.W.S. program began in 2002. He is an alumnus of the Epsilon Class. “It is truly a delight to be part of a work of the Holy Spirit that is transforming not only the lives of a few […]
Trustee David Witt has died following years of service to IWS.
Dr. Tamara Makdad Albrecht, D.W.S. alumna, died unexpectedly last week. She was a member of the Upsilon class.
Sermon audio files from the June 2014 session at IWS
Dr. Walters has served as Director of Alumni Activities since 2004 and on the DWS faculty since 2008. He is an alumnus of the Alpha Class. “IWS is a place of transformation. Robert Webber envisioned and created an invigorating academic experience where worship theology is worked out in community. God […]
Robert E. Webber: Worship needs a foundation in the theological disciplines.
As we enter into the core of Holy Week, let us remember the costly sacrifice of our Savior and enter into the victory of Christ.
In Lent we practice disciplines that help us to “improve” our Christian lives, becoming, hopefully, better than before.