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Dec 5, 2016: Jesus Is Lord

Dec 5, 2016: Jesus Is Lord

This truth will make you free

 
Jim Hart: Advent 2016 Reflection

Jim Hart: Advent 2016 Reflection

So, we wait and we pray. God willing, our grandbaby will arrive in a week or two. But our hope and expectation nonetheless is necessarily in God alone. According to St. Augustine, patient, persistent and attentive prayer primarily expands our hearts and “exercises our desires” to receive the ultimate good that God has for us.

 
Nov 28, 2016: Threats to God’s Narrative

Nov 28, 2016: Threats to God’s Narrative

A wake-up call to all Christians to become aware of the most pressing spiritual issue of our time.

 
Jim Hart: A Thanksgiving Message

Jim Hart: A Thanksgiving Message

According to the Church Fathers, God condescended to us in the incarnation so we could fully participate in the divine nature.

 
Nov 21, 2016: Return to God’s Narrative

Nov 21, 2016: Return to God’s Narrative

The church has been corrupted by cultural accommodation.

 
IWS “Best of the Best” for 6th Straight Year

IWS “Best of the Best” for 6th Straight Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla- Worship Leader Magazine has honored the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies as one of the top programs in higher education currently influencing Christian Worship by awarding it the “Best of the Best” distinction for the sixth consecutive year. The prestigious list of contributors in the field […]

 
2016 Advent Devotional

2016 Advent Devotional

The preparatory season of Advent helps put the nativity of Jesus into the context of his death, resurrection, and ascension. This devotional guide includes an Old Testament prophecy and a fulfillment of that prophecy, with additional explanation and commentary each day.

 
Nov 14, 2016: Live the Narrative

Nov 14, 2016: Live the Narrative

Christians must know the narrative, proclaim it and live it.

 
2015-2016 Annual Report Published

2015-2016 Annual Report Published

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our work of forming servant leaders in Christian worship renewal around the globe! This Annual Report is our recap of the 2015-16 fiscal year.

 
Nov 7, 2016: Marketing Jesus

Nov 7, 2016: Marketing Jesus

Pragmatism has moved the church toward a business model.

 
Oct 31, 2016: It’s All About Me

Oct 31, 2016: It’s All About Me

Worship has become narcissistic, focusing on me and my praise of God.

 
Oct 24, 2016: Avoiding a Narcissistic Faith

Oct 24, 2016: Avoiding a Narcissistic Faith

Churches embrace a narcissistic approach to life when they shape ministry by need.

 
Oct 17, 2016: Narrative Thinking

Oct 17, 2016: Narrative Thinking

We need to see the world through the divine narrative, not the other way around.

 
A Legacy of True Transformation

A Legacy of True Transformation

I strongly urge you to prayerfully and seriously consider IWS as one of your priority charitable interests. Deferred support like estate planning can leave a Kingdom legacy, impacting multiple generations. This kind of gift is often the single most significant act of generosity toward God that most of us will ever perform. Let your hands be your executor instead of the government!

 
January 2017 Seminar: Models for Worship Renewal

January 2017 Seminar: Models for Worship Renewal

The increase in biblical illiteracy in churches today challenges Christians to rediscover the centrality of Jesus in the biblical narrative.