Sep 11, 2017: Dramatic Reenactment

Robert E. Webber

Worship is characterized by dramatic reenactment. God not only speaks, he also acts. Action is a form of communication that can symbolize an event and carry it into the worshiping community. . . . Reenactment of the action still has the power to change lives. . . . The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is not an event that we memorialize. Its power, like that of the Exodus, reaches down through history and becomes a present reality to the people who celebrate it in faith.

-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1996), 36-38.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.