Jim Hart


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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Death of Trustee David Witt

Trustee David Witt has died following years of service to IWS.
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Jim Hart: The Role of Historical Reflection in Worship Education

It is impossible to overstate the importance of embracing the authority of scripture as it is interpreted through the historic and living authority of the historic and living Church of Jesus Christ.
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D.W.S. Alumna Tamara Albrecht Has Passed Away

Dr. Tamara Makdad Albrecht, D.W.S. alumna, died unexpectedly last week. She was a member of the Upsilon class.
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The Paschal Mystery: Life out of Death

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.
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Practicing For Eternity

In Lent we practice disciplines that help us to “improve” our Christian lives, becoming, hopefully, better than before.
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The Great Exchange

Merry Christmas! The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 NIV) In Ancient Future Time, Bob Webber wrote, “God united himself with humans in order for men and...
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Christmas Greetings! [Video]

Christmas greetings from IWS President Jim Hart on behalf of the IWS staff, faculty, and board!
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Advent and the Already-But-Not-Yet

Advent emphasizes what has been described by theologians as the "already, but not yet," the time between the first and second comings of Jesus, between the Kingdom unveiled and the Kingdom fulfilled. In a sense, the "already but not yet" is also the time between our own births and deaths.
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