[The] twofold approach of Word and Table is found throughout the history of the church. Of course, there have been times, such as in the medieval era, when the Table has overshadowed the Word. And there have been other times, such as today in many Protestant churches, when the Word has been overemphasized to the neglect of the Table. What we need is balance.
-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1996), 56.