I believe with all my heart that . . . people really want to worship. I believe we want to break the tradition of a nonactive, passive, and routine worship. As we continue to recover the dialogic nature of worship, and as we learn to increase our participation individually and collectively, our churches will become stronger. They will, I believe, be characterized by a strong sense of community, and our mission to the world will be strengthened. So let’s return worship to the people.
-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Pub., 1996), 152.