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January 2013 Worship Seminar Audio

Audio files from the Gordon Smith Seminar, "Worship and Sacramental Spirituality"
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Robert E. Webber

March 4, 2013: Cheerleading for Jesus

Worshipers are not a cheering section for God. The problem with this kind of worship is not only that it is an accommodation to culture but that it is also a severe example of self-situated spirituality. -Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006), 95.
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Robert E. Webber

February 25, 2013: Experience in Worship

Experience in worship is not my immediate pleasure or even my immediate response. The focus of experience is not on my experience of God but on how God as the subject of worship forms me through word and sacrament and thereby changes my life. -Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life...
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Robert E. Webber

February 18, 2013: Why Fast?

Lent is the time to identify a power working against us and crucify it with Christ and bury it in the tomb, never to be raised again. . . . [Fasting] controls the passion for food in order to deal with a passion of another sort that holds us in its grip. The purpose of...
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Robert E. Webber

February 11, 2013: Lent Calls Us Back

Lent . . . calls us back to God, back to basics, back to the spiritual realities of life. It calls on us to put to death the sin and the indifference we have in our hearts toward God and our fellow persons. And it beckons us to enter once again into the joy of...
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Anamnesis 29: February 2013

Anamnesis is an extension of and link to the IWS community. It helps us stay connected and hopefully a little inspired while apart. Be sure to follow the links to read all the articles excerpted below.
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Robert E. Webber

January 28, 2013: God’s Personal Relationship With Me

When someone asks me the question, “Do you have a personal relationship with God?” I always answer, “You’re asking the wrong question. What is important here is not that I in and of myself achieve or create a personal relationship with God, but that God has a personal relationship with me through Jesus Christ, which...
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Robert E. Webber

January 21, 2013: The Confidence in Spirituality

The confidence in spirituality is not my experience but my baptism into Christ, with the focus on Christ embracing me in his death and resurrection. -Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006), 74.
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Chapel Audio, January 2013

Chapel audio from the Jan 2013 Session. Series title: "It's Alive!"
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Robert E. Webber

January 14, 2013: Progressive Unveiling of God’s Glory

The manifestation of the glory of God made present in Jesus is to continue in his followers.
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Robert E. Webber

January 7, 2013: Be an Epiphany of Jesus’ Self-giving

We are the disciples whom Jesus has called . . . to turn away from self-love and self-service, to abandon a life lived for self-gratification or self-glory, and to serve God as an epiphany of the self-giving service of Jesus. True spirituality longs for, seeks for, and wills this abandonment of self so that Christ...
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