Dr. James Dodge, Alumnus (D.W.S., '08)
“Through the mission of IWS, God transforms worshiping communities as He transforms the worship student. That certainly has been the case in the world I inhabit. The school where I teach held no affinity with the ancient-future discussion so much a part of IWS. Gradually, as God transformed me, He worked His grace into our school. The same holds for my church. An emerging culture of worship with more intentional identification with Christ through the ages is evident in our community.
“If not for Bob Webber’s obedience to God’s vision where would my college and church be? If not for IWS-trained ambassadors of Christian worship renewal, how would the worshiping community realize its context in a heritage as old as the Apostles and Church Fathers? I think about this stuff—a lot! Now I can add my voice to advance the call for renewed, God-honoring, transformational worship for the life of the Church. I heartily endorsement the work of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies!”