One of the most immediate consequences of recapturing worship as a telling and acting out of the Christian vision is the impact it makes on the order of worship. The rule of thumb is that this order, rooted in the living, dying, and rising of Christ, which it re-presents, is the vehicle through which the story of the work of Christ is proclaimed and enacted. The order of worship itself is active, not passive. . . . Throughout history this structure of worship has been seen as a prescription for order and not a mere description.
-Robert Webber, Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999), 105-106.