Mar 14, 2016: Worship Radiates Incarnation

Robert E. Webber

Within God’s narrative the doctrine that has had the greatest influence on civilization is the incarnation. If God unites with his creation in order to re-create it himself, then there can be no distinction between the secular and the sacred. All creation is rendered holy by the incarnation. All creation is lifted through the humanity of Jesus to union with the divine. The center from which this doctrine should radiate in all the cities, towns and villages is the worship of the church. The church building, the liturgy itself, with all of its attending signs and symbols and especially the words of the Eucharistic prayer, clearly portray who gets to narrate the world.

-Robert E. Webber, Who Gets to Narrate the World? Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008), 68.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.