President’s Blog


Presidential Update, May 2012

Greetings from the President, a reflection on the Beatitudes, and updates on all the goings-on around IWS.
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A Christmas Thank-You and Meditation

Greetings! On behalf of the trustees, faculty and staff of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, thank you to all who have generously supported IWS through your gifts of treasure, time and talent! We are grateful for your generosity toward the Lord’s work in and through the mission of our school. May the...
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Christmas 2011 Message from the President

This little babe so few days old, Is come to rifle Satan’s fold; All hell doth at His presence quake, Though He Himself for cold do shake; For in this weak unarmèd wise The gates of hell He will surprise. -from “New Heaven, New War,” by Robert Southwell (1561-1595) In a recent Christmas greeting, a...
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Thanksgiving 2011 Message from the President

I am truly thankful that the self-giving love, mercy, justice, righteousness, truth and loving-kindness of our Lord are truly never, ever exhausted. And, by His infinite grace and mercy, God calls us to participate with him in the ministry of reconciliation and the restoration of the entire created order.
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James Hart: On Ancient Future Worship

IWS President Dr. James Hart on Ancient-Future Worship, the June 2008 Presidential Address: Audio Download and Text Or, listen to the streaming audio:
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