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2016 IWS Seminar: Cultivating Community and Worship

2016 IWS Seminar: Cultivating Community and Worship

Audio and video resources from the seminar “Cultivating Community and Worship” by Dr. Christine Pohl.

 
Christine Pohl: Hospitality and Social Ministry

Christine Pohl: Hospitality and Social Ministry

How is hospitality different than social ministry?

 
Christine Pohl: Hospitality As a Way of Life

Christine Pohl: Hospitality As a Way of Life

The importance of inviting people into our lives as we live them.

 
2016 Graduates Photo Gallery

2016 Graduates Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2016 graduating class.

 
June 2016 Commencement Address

June 2016 Commencement Address

The Rev. Dr. Dennis Andrews, CDR, USN, returned to the IWS pulpit to deliver the homily at the fifteenth annual Commencement Service.

 
Christine Pohl: Who Is the Stranger?

Christine Pohl: Who Is the Stranger?

Strangers are those who are without a place or away from their place.

 
Christine Pohl: Hospitality

Christine Pohl: Hospitality

Congregations that practice hospitality are powerfully countercultural.

 
Christine Pohl: Truthful Communities

Christine Pohl: Truthful Communities

Living truthfully and speaking the truth in love require wisdom and discernment.

 
Christine Pohl: Self-Deception

Christine Pohl: Self-Deception

People who want to be good are most vulnerable to self-deception.

 
Christine Pohl: Truthfulness

Christine Pohl: Truthfulness

Choosing truthfulness in a culture of spin and exaggeration is difficult.

 
Christine Pohl: Strengthening the Practice of Promising

Christine Pohl: Strengthening the Practice of Promising

The power of the Holy Spirit and the grace of God enable us to keep the promises we make.

 
Christine Pohl: When Believers Devour

Christine Pohl: When Believers Devour

We are never released from the call to love.

 
Christine Pohl: Broken Promises and Betrayal

Christine Pohl: Broken Promises and Betrayal

In the cross we see the bearing of deep betrayals and failures.

 
Christine Pohl: Promising and Obligation

Christine Pohl: Promising and Obligation

Am I obligated to keep the promises I make?

 
Christine Pohl: Promising in a Culture of Open Options

Christine Pohl: Promising in a Culture of Open Options

It is very hard to make promises in a culture that celebrates choice and keeping our options open.