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The January 2017 Session in Review

The January 2017 Session in Review

Grace and peace to you! Almost two weeks ago we finished the 36th on-campus session of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. This week I will be heading to the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship’s 2017 Symposium and will meet up with alumni, students, faculty and IWS GROW […]

 
Living the Language of Worship

Living the Language of Worship

Chaplain Darrell Harris, working with Associate Chaplain Nancy Nethercott (D.W.S., ’06) and Guest Chaplain Dan Wilt, presented “Living the Language of Worship” in the January 2017 morning chapels. The series examined the six “untranslated” words of biblical worship: Hallelujah, Abba, Hosanna, Selah, Maranatha, and Amen. Each day’s talk (and scripture […]

 
Jim Hart: Merry Christmas from IWS

Jim Hart: Merry Christmas from IWS

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 “And now, with what words shall we praise the love of God? What thanks […]

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Anamnesis 36: August 2016

Anamnesis 36: August 2016

Receive a good dose of inspiration in the form of articles, stories and news, including a feature on the personal side of Robert Webber.

 
Who Was Bob Webber?

Who Was Bob Webber?

The personal side of Bob Webber, IWS Founder.

 
James Hart: The Story of God in Worship

James Hart: The Story of God in Worship

God became human so humans could become God.

 
The Portraits of Jesus and the New Illiteracy

The Portraits of Jesus and the New Illiteracy

New book introduction and overview by G. Borchert.

 
Commencement 2016

Commencement 2016

Imagine hearing Robert Webber address the graduating class! Here you go.