July 28, 2014: Self-generated Worship

Robert E. Webber

Worship is about God: God’s wonder, mystery, and majesty; his wonderful story of rescuing his creatures and creation. The great majority of [contemporary worship] choruses, however, are about me. How much I love God and want to serve him, and lift him up. The focus seems to be on self-generated worship. God is made the object of my affection, and worship is measured by how strongly I am able to feel this gratitude and express it to God.

-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008), 84.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.



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