2021 Virtual Commencement

IWS held its second Virtual Commencement ceremony September 4, 2021, to honor the Summer 2021 graduates. These 36 new alumni, representing 8 nations and 4 continents, have brought worship renewal around the globe, and we congratulate them for persevering to finish their degrees in the midst of such trying circumstances. The video below features special...
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“Wonderful Words of Life” – June 2021 Chapel Series

Here are the six “Wonderful Words of Life” chapel talks from the June 2021 on-campus intensive session. Rev. Dr. Nancy Nethercott, IWS Chaplain, was joined by Associate Chaplain Rev. Dr. Walter M. Brown, MWS Professor Rev. Dr. Lou Kaloger, and Academic Dean Dr. Dinelle Frankland. Recordings of the complete services can be found on our...
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Heart of IWS: Kendall Bolam

"Pursuing a Master’s degree at IWS was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!"
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Dr. Steve Huntley

Dr. Steve Huntley, Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning, to Retire

Dr. Steve Huntley, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, is retiring after more than ten years of service to IWS, and over 20 years of involvement as a volunteer, host family and consultant.
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IWS Bibliography June 2021

Dr. Mark Torgerson has updated the IWS Bibliography - a tremendous resource not only for IWS students, but for anyone studying worship.
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2020 Virtual Commencement

Join us in recognizing the tremendous achievements of the graduating class of 2020! As is traditional for IWS, we include a presentation of Isaiah 6:1-8 from the graduates.
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2020 Graduate Recognition to be Held April 24

You are warmly invited to attend a unique virtual commencement celebrating the graduating class of 2020. These 34 graduates, representing 8 nations and 3 continents, have brought worship renewal around the globe. Please join us in honoring them and their many accomplishments!
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June 2021 Session Format Announcement

Upon recommendation of the IWS COVID-19 Response Team, and by action of the Board of Trustees, IWS is responding to the declining persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic as follows:
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Invitations from God – January 2021 Chapel Series

Revisit the chapel homilies from the January 2021 online intensive session's series "Invitations from God."
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Heart of IWS: Emmanuel Bileya

“Although I am a Nigerian, coming from a different world view, culture, and color, I was warmly accepted by both staff and students.”
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January 2021 Session Recap & Winter Update

Grace and peace to you! The 44th session of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies concluded earlier this month. Remarkably, despite the difficult circumstances presented by Covid-19, a very positive attitude prevailed among students, faculty and staff. With great thanks to God, IWS is bringing renewal to the Church around the globe through...
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New from Webber Imprint Books: Music of Darkness by Dr. Brian Hedrick

The Institute for Worship Studies is pleased to announce the publication of Music of Darkness by Dr. Brian Hedrick (DWS, '08), the latest release from Webber Institute Books.
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Statement Regarding the Events of January 6, 2021

The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies deplores and condemns the many violent actions that were on display in last week’s tragic event at the US Capitol.
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Worship & the Great Realignment (Jim Hart, Opening Convocation Homily, January ’21)

IWS began its January 2021 intensive session with worship on the Feast of the Epiphany. IWS President Dr. James R. Hart delivered a homily on “The Great Realignment” testified to by the star over Bethlehem and the response of the Magi to visit the Christ child. The scriptures for the day: Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72...
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Jim Hart: Ancient-Future Worship & The Great Tradition (January ’21 Presidential Address)

Full Text Welcome to our new classes: the MWS Kaph 2 class and the DWS Upsilon 2 class, along with our returning students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees. We warmly welcome you to our community of learning and faith. Purpose of Presidential Address: Keep before this community our God-given mission, and to explore various aspects...
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