Aug 10, 2015: Music Contextualizes Worship

Robert E. Webber

What contextualizes . . . worship more than anything else is its music. Music is the vehicle that communicates worship in the language of the people. Music is also the vehicle of our personal response to the story of God’s worship in history. We also proclaim God’s story in hymn and song, but nowhere in Scripture or in the history of the church have hymns and songs ever been held as a replacement for Word and Table.

-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008), 168.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.



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