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Faithful. Forward.

Only Words. But So Much More. If I asked each alumnus to express in one word, and only one word, what their experience as an IWS student has meant to them, I think we would have a whole lot of words coming from 710 graduates! It would be exciting if we could see all these...
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Ancient-Future Hope

Greetings from your chaplain as we celebrate 25 years of God’s faithfulness and goodness to IWS and each of us! Our chapel themes each day for the coming June session will be informed by our founder’s books on ancient-future sensibilities. Bob Webber’s heart for helping us understand God’s work through the lens of the BIG...
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Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah

Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah to Teach During January Term

IWS is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Amy Davis Abdallah to teach DWS704 this coming January alongside Dr. Reggie Kidd. Dr. Davis Abdallah has a Ph. D. in Liturgical Studies from Drew University. She is Professor of Theology and Bible at Nyack College, as well as Seminary Worship Professor at Alliance Theological Seminary.
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The Worship Architect, Award-Winning Book by IWS Professor Constance Cherry, Updated and Expanded for 2nd Edition

IWS Professor Dr. Constance Cherry’s award-winning The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services (Baker Academic) has been updated and expanded. The enhancements in this second edition include new content on global worship and worshiping during a pandemic, major updates related to worship styles and worship music, and more. As...
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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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Constance Cherry’s “The Special Service Worship Architect” Released in Korean

IWS founding faculty member Dr. Constance Cherry's book "The Special Service Worship Architect: Blueprints for Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, Holy Communion, and Other Occasions" has just been released in Korean.
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Summer Update

Grace and peace to you! Last month we finished the 37th on-campus session of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. It truly is wonderful to see the way God is renewing the Church through enlivened worship around the globe. IWS is firmly committed to forming servant leaders who contribute to that renewal all...
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IWS Treasures of IWS: Alan Rathe

“The academic study of Christian doxology? Sounds like a pretty dubious idea—likely to press all of the wildness, beauty, holiness and mystery right out of our worship. But I have to say: not so at IWS! The mix of heartfelt practice and intense study, all in the embrace of warm and authentic community—for me, this...
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Donna Hawk-Reinhard

Treasures of IWS: Donna Hawk-Reinhard

“The rhythm of the IWS program is both ancient and transformative: we gather together as a semi-monastic community to learn together, we go forth to contemplate and practice what we learn, and we return to reflect upon how our studies have been transformative not only to us, but to our worshipping communities. We enter into...
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Faculty Changes [January 2015]

The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies announced several changes to its faculty during the biannual “Town and Gown” event during the January 2015 On-Campus Intensive Session. Dr. Dinelle Frankland and Dr. Donna Hawk-Reinhard were approved as permanent faculty members, Ms. Susan Massey was appointed as Library Director (with faculty status), and Dr. Jessica...
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Jeff Barker

Jeff Barker: Come Back to Jesus [Opening Convocation Sermon, January 2015]

Professor Jeff Barker (DWS 702) preaches on the healing of 10 lepers at the January 2015 Opening Convocation. 2 Kings 5 Psalm 146 I Peter 2:1-10a Luke 17:11-19 Opening Convocation Bulletin Embedded Audio-Only Player: (Download link)
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Dr. Eric Ohlmann

Dr. Eric Ohlmann Welcomed as New Academic Dean

IWS is pleased to welcome Dr. Eric H. Ohlmann as Academic Dean following the expiration of the term of Dr. Andrew E. Hill. Dr. Ohlmann has previously served in the IWS Administration was instrumental in its initial accreditation process.
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Carla Waterman

Carla Waterman: Adventures in Live Online Teaching

I only made one actual journey over the pond this fall. But from the comfort of my Florida sitting room, I have been virtually present by teaching a live online class on Christian Wisdom.
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