-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008), 107.
Quote of the Week
Worship is all about God’s story.
Worship is ordered by revelation and incarnation.
Show me how you worship and I’ll show you what you believe.
God, through worship, works on me through his story.
Worship nourishes the spiritual life.
Worship is not that which I do, but that which is done in me.
God has won a decisive victory over the powers of evil and will eventually set up his kingdom forever. Consider what is happening in our world today with the militant terrorists who wish to cast Israel into the sea and scale the wall of the Western world and bring it […]
Worship is about God . . . . The great majority of [contemporary worship] choruses, however, are about me.
In the postmodern world of violence and uncertainty, there is a great need to recover the Christus Victor theme.
Webber on the content, structure and style of worship.
Seeker-oriented contemporary churches argue that worship does not need to present the whole gospel. The purpose of worship, they say, is to get people in the door. Then, after they have gained a hearing, they present the gospel in small-group settings. This argument may be good marketing, but it fails […]
One does not need to become liturgical to become more biblical in worship. Remembrance of God’s actions in history to save the world can be effectively done in a spontaneous way as well. When planning worship ask, “Does the service connect creation with God’s involvement in the history of Israel, […]
God’s vision for the world is remembered and anticipated in worship. Worship is all about how God, [who] with his own two hands—the incarnate Word and the Holy Spirit—has rescued the world. . . . The centerpiece of his saving action is the incarnation, death, and resurrection, where sin and […]
Holy living . . . is to be a direct outcome of worship and an anticipation of life in God’s eschatological domain. . . . The ethical life of the church is an eschatological witness to the world of how people should be living and how the world will be […]