Mar 9, 2015: The Cruciform Life

Robert E. Webber

The one true fulfilled and meaningful life is not the life of acquisition, power, fame, sexual freedom, consumerism, or materialism but the cruciform life. The spiritual life is lived out of the crucifixion. It is a willing, voluntary choosing to give oneself to others, to endure suffering for the needs of others, even, if necessary, to the point of death. Table worship nourishes this commitment because it discloses the meaning of life as the act of giving up self in order to do the will of God for others.

-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008), 143-144.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.



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