Jim Hart


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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David K. Witt

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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Dr. Tamara Albrecht, Upsilon Class (2013)

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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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through...
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IWS Accreditation Self-Study Update & Next Week’s Surveys

It is critically important that those of you receiving a survey complete and submit it by no later than October 29th, 2013.
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Jim Hart: Relevant Worship: Style Matters

Style may be negotiable, but the relevance of style is non-negotiable as it wraps the content and structure of Christian worship into a cultural call to intense devotional commitment to follow Christ and with him be poured out for the life of the world.
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Holy Week: Remember

Before the day had run its course, The sun began to fail in force. The silent stars began to weep, A tremor shook the hidden deep. Above the darkened earth was raised The Son whose arms like wings were poised, Who then, as on the first of days Breathed forth his spirit on the void....
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President’s Column, February 2013 (Anamnesis)

The ethos of IWS is as strong if not stronger than ever! Thanks be to God.
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With God, All Things are Possible: A Christmas Message from the President

He has shown strength with his arm;     he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones     and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things,  and the rich he has sent away empty. Luke 1:51-53 (ESV) This coming fourth...
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