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Reading Christ’s Passion Missionally (Holy Week 2016)

“And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.” Luke 22:44, RSV Over the years, as I have read or listened to this passage in the account of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, the extreme anguish that our Lord...
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Waiting Actively

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In...
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Advent Devotional

D.W.S. Professor Dr. Dan Sharp is sharing his Advent devotional guide with the IWS community. An all-new all-digital format provides daily spiritual reflections through Epiphany—January 6. Check it out!
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Giving Thanks in the Midst of Suffering

Happy Thanksgiving! “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church.” Colossians 1:24 (ESV) “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”...
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James Hart: Truly Trinitarian Worship

The Father is the lover, the Son is the beloved, and the Holy Spirit is love shared between the Father and the Son.
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Thank You from IWS!

Dear IWS Community, on behalf of the trustees, faculty and staff of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, thank you to all who have generously supported IWS through your gifts of treasure, time and talent! We are grateful for your generosity toward the Lord’s work in and through the mission of our school....
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Worshipers in the Grace Episcopal Sanctuary for morning chapel.

IWS Fund 2015 Kick-Off

“Fund-raising is, first and foremost, a form of ministry. It is a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission….Fund-raising is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with us in our vision and mission.” —Henri Nouwen, A Spirituality of Fundraising...
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James Hart: Right Worship

If you want the key to reading the entire biblical narrative, this is it—God calling his creation to right worship.
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Jim Hart: Fullness of the Divine Life (A Holy Week Reflection)

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he...
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Will You Partner with Us in the 2015 Scholarship Fund Campaign?

Our students, graduates and faculty are truly impacting worship renewal and education around the globe! I hope you will consider making a tax-deductible gift today to our Scholarship Fund.
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Ash Wednesday Devotion via St. Ephrem

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...
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Presidential Address: Right Worship

Dr. James R. Hart, IWS President, opened the January 2015 session with an address on right Worship. Embedded player:
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President’s Blog: Christmas 2014

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;
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President’s Blog: Thanksgiving 2014

“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, fruit be on the vines,...
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Advancing the Legacy: Planned Giving

How much thought have you given to what may be the single largest material gift you'll give?
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