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Anamnesis 51: May 2024

25th Anniversary Edition of Anamnesis: The IWS Community Newsletter
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The Disciplines of Lent: On Fasting

The second of the three great Lenten practices is fasting. A few weeks ago IWS Director of Outreach Maureen Roe wrote an article that called us to the Lenten discipline of increased prayer, prayer that forms us into Christlikeness and increases our own compassion for the corporal and spiritual needs of those we encounter. This...
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The Disciplines of Lent: On Prayer

Life is complicated and sometimes we need simple directions — even when it comes to prayer. When asked how to improve one’s prayer time, Thomas Merton is said to have responded, “Take the time. Simply take the time to pray regularly, and you will become more prayerful.” I appreciate how direct and simply put Merton’s...
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Forever Amen: A Story in Worship

I love worship. Sometimes I get caught in the repetitive grind of training leaders and playing the same songs over and over again, but most days worship puts a smile on my face. Above all, I love how worship tells a story and invites me into something bigger than myself, invites me to Christ.   There...
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Connexion (A Jazz Psalter)

IWS Alumni Dr. Wally Brath recently released an album of original songs and shared his story of how this jazz psalter came to be: Growing up in the Evangelical, Free-church tradition, I didn’t sing the Psalms regularly in worship. We would occasionally read portions of them on a Sunday morning or inadvertently sing a paraphrased...
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Intergenerational Worship

Intergenerational worship seeks to bring all generations together as equal, valued participants in the divine relationship of the triune God, being formed in our participation with God and one another to be the body of Christ and embody the fullness of the gospel, proclaiming God’s ongoing redemption of all creation.
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4 Reasons to Start the DWS Program at IWS | Dr. Mark Murray, DWS

4 Reasons to Start the DWS Program at IWS

Looking back on it now, I can’t believe we thought it was the right time for me to be starting the DWS program at IWS. After all, my wife and I had a two-year-old, and baby #2 was arriving in just one month. Our church was in the process of sending us out as part...
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What the Asbury Outpouring Shows Us about Worship, by Jonathan A. Powers for The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies

What the Asbury Outpouring Shows Us about Worship

The Asbury Outpouring, also known as the Asbury Revival, has been the center of discussion in Christian and mainstream media.
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Live Webinar with Rory Noland–Feb 25

An interactive webinar LIVE online with the author of Transforming Worship. Register now
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Anamnesis 48: August 2022

The August 2022 Edition of the IWS Community Newsletter: Student, alumni, and faculty news, photos from graduation, articles from staff and faculty, and more!
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