Watch for upcoming details regarding the IWS choir. The choir is open to all (including new and returning students). We’ll sing at Wednesday night Opening Convocation and for Commencement. Join Dr. Sharp for another great time of adding our voices to the joy of IWS! Please Dr. Sharp to let [...]
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 [...]
IWS is pleased to announce its first-ever video contest! This contest is open to all IWS students and alumni.
Details and registration information for the June 17-18, 2013 Worship Seminar with Dr. Leonard Sweet
Students, Faculty, Alumni and Staff: By now, you should all have received an invitation to set up an account with Populi. Beginning Friday, March 1, you will use your Populi login to gain access to your @iws.edu Google services including your @iws.edu email account. That means when you try to [...]
The Institute for Worship Studies is working with respected online retailer Christian Book Distributors (CBD) to provide the Institute for Worship Studies community the ability to easily purchase textbooks, recommended reading materials, and other Christian books and products – all in one convenient location.
Anamnesis is an extension of and link to the IWS community. It helps us stay connected and hopefully a little inspired while apart. Be sure to follow the links to read all the articles excerpted below.
The IWS choir will be forming again this winter term. We welcome all singers–new and returning!
Dear Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff, Trustees and Friends of IWS, The abundant blessing of God continues to be evident through the worldwide impact of the entire IWS community, and for that we are truly grateful. Over half a million people around the globe have been directly influenced by the ministries [...]
IWS and Orange Park Presbyterian Church will co-sponsor a community-wide Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 2, 2012. This gala event is a traditional choral worship service composed of a stirring collection of Advent hymns and carols interspersed between Scripture readings.
In the October 2012 issue of Worship Leader Magazine, the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS) was featured for the second consecutive year as one of the top educational programs that influenced Christian worship in the past calendar year. In this annual citation Worship Leader awarded IWS the additional distinction of “Best of the Best Tried and True,” indicating consistent quality as an “essential resource.” Yearly, Worship Leader surveys worship leaders and media teams around the world, sifting through myriad suggestions from the leaders in worship and worship technology to come up with 7 groupings, 38 categories with 5 -15 items in each list.
Our January Worship Seminar, featuring Dr. Gordon T. Smith, will be held January 7-8, 2013, during the January on-campus intensive. This event is open to the public, but requires registration. Dr. Smith is the President of Ambrose College University and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta Canada, and the former Academic Vice [...]
When the transaction of education supersedes the spiritual transformation of the individual, when acquiring knowledge supplants gaining wisdom, and when the fear of the Lord is absent from the focus and goal of learning, higher education institutions risk losing their purpose for being and their integrity.
January Worship Seminar information
In this edition: President’s Column, Jim Hart; Faculty Column, Lester Ruth; Student Focus, Jeff Vogan; Chris Hall Seminar Reflections, Faculty and Staff News, Alumni News, Congratulations 2012 Graduates, June Session Resources, January 2013 Seminar Dates