Jan 19, 2015: Beware Secularized Christianity

Robert E. Webber

How should we approach the crisis of evangelical doubt, the failure to affirm the communication of Christ at Table worship? The primary way to see the crisis at Table worship is to place it in the larger process of the desupernaturalization of the entire Christian story at the hands of Enlightenment rationalism. . . . By not affirming a complete supernaturalism in which God is always and everywhere present in creation, evangelicals are in danger of the eventual breakdown of all supernaturalism and possible retooling of the faith to not only look like the culture but even embrace a new form of secularized Christianity.

-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008), 134-135.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.