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Presidential Address June 2021: Lilly Endowment Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative & the Mission of IWS

In the June 2021 Presidential Address, Jim Hart describes six key IWS initiatives being explored and assessed through the help of the Lilly Endowment's Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative.
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Invitations from God – January 2021 Chapel Series

Revisit the chapel homilies from the January 2021 online intensive session's series "Invitations from God."
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Worship & the Great Realignment (Jim Hart, Opening Convocation Homily, January ’21)

IWS began its January 2021 intensive session with worship on the Feast of the Epiphany. IWS President Dr. James R. Hart delivered a homily on “The Great Realignment” testified to by the star over Bethlehem and the response of the Magi to visit the Christ child. The scriptures for the day: Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72...
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Jim Hart: Ancient-Future Worship & The Great Tradition (January ’21 Presidential Address)

Full Text Welcome to our new classes: the MWS Kaph 2 class and the DWS Upsilon 2 class, along with our returning students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees. We warmly welcome you to our community of learning and faith. Purpose of Presidential Address: Keep before this community our God-given mission, and to explore various aspects...
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Paradox in the Christian Life – June 2020 Chapel Series

For the June 2020 intensive session, IWS Chaplain Dr. Nancy Nethercott and Associate Chaplains Rev. Dr. Walter Brown and Rev. Juan López discussed six of the paradoxes of the Christian life.
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Justifying God in the Midst of Suffering (Opening Convocation Homily, June 2020)

IWS President Dr. Jim Hart delivered the homily at Opening Convocation on June 10, 2020. In difficult times and discouraging spaces, how do we find our way to intimacy with God? How do we lead our congregations in worship with authenticity and Godly passion?
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Communion in a Time of Pandemic: Eucharistic Alternative Thanksgiving (June ’20 Presidential Address)

In the June 2020 Presidential Address, Jim Hart reviews the IWS mission before delving into a theology of incarnation as it relates to social distancing and the Eucharist.
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“Name Above All Names” – January 2020 Opening Convocation Sermon (Lou Kaloger)

Lou Kaloger, MWS Professor, preaches at Opening Convocation (January 1 2020) on the occasion of the Feast of the Holy Name. The readings were Numbers 6:22-27, Psalm 8, Galatians 4:4-7, and Luke 2:15-21.
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The Spiritually-Formative Power of Time – January 2020 Chapel Series

For the January 2020 on-campus intensive, IWS Chaplain Dr. Nancy Nethercott and other speakers presented a series on the way God works through time to form his people.
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Trinity Sunday – Gordon T. Smith (2019 Commencement Sermon)

Rev. Dr. Gordon T. Smith, President of Ambrose University, preached on the Trinity at the 18th Commencement Service of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.
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Soul Care – June 2019 Chapel Series

Darrell Harris, Nancy Nethercott, andWalter Brown presented a series on Soul Care for the June 2019 on-campus intensive. Here is the audio and video.
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Catechesis – June 2019 Presidential Address

Dr. James R. Hart, President of IWS, spoke on the process of catechesis and the related rites of worship at the June 2019 Presidential Address.
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Strength in Weakness – June 2019 Opening Convocation Sermon (Dinelle Frankland)

Dr. Dinelle Frankland, Academic Dean, preached on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 at the June 2019 Opening Convocation.
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