Aug 25, 2014: When Worship Takes Place

Robert E. Webber

[Worship] sings, tells, and enacts God’s story, not my story. The primary focus of worship . . . is not me, the worshiper, but God, who redeems the world. Worship does God’s story, and God, who is the subject of worship, repeats, so to speak, his own story. God, through worship, works on me through his story to elicit praise on my lips and obedience in my living. When this happens, worship takes place.

-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008), 97-98.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.