Feb 9, 2015: The Supernatural at the Table

Robert E. Webber

Enlightenment rationalism has succeeded in taking the focus off what God does at bread and wine and placing it on what I do at bread and wine. In rationalism, I must make Table worship a source of spiritual nourishment by what I do. I must remember. The more intense my remembrance, the more my spiritual life is nourished. . . . The early church fathers did not see bread and wine as a mere human reminder of Jesus. Instead they approached bread and wine with a clear sense of the supernatural.

-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008), 137.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.