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Bob Webber in Memoriam

We are saddened to announce that Bob Webber (1933-2007) has passed away.
Thine is the Glory
Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won; Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away, Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine is the glory, risen conqu’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.
Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing; For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conqu’rors, through Thy deathless love: Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.
Thine is the glory, risen conqu’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

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posted April 29, 2007 at 7:29 am

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posted April 29, 2007 at 9:15 am

Bob Webber was an awesome and humble man of God who loved God and the people he served. He wrote what I still consider to be the most influential book on changing church culture in The Younger Evangelicals. He will be missed here but welcomed into the arms of His God.

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Dan Brennan

posted April 29, 2007 at 4:05 pm

What an appropriate hymn to share with the news of his going on to be with Christ.

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posted April 29, 2007 at 6:34 pm

Where can we send our condolences?

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posted April 29, 2007 at 9:40 pm

i can’t overstate how he shaped my soul. i hadn’t heard. Lord have mercy.

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Al Hsu

posted April 30, 2007 at 9:39 am

Both I and my wife studied under Bob (at Wheaton and at Northern Seminary, respectively), and the fact we’re Anglicans now is due in large part to his influence and pointing us back to the riches of liturgy, history and tradition. He was one of the most invigorating and entertaining professors on the scene. As a recovering fundamentalist, he was always somewhat conflicted about the evangelical world, but evangelicalism is the better for having had him with us. He will be missed.

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posted April 30, 2007 at 11:47 am

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Dana Ames

posted April 30, 2007 at 12:44 pm

“Ancient Future Faith” has been of incredible help to me, more even than his worship resources. It answered so many questions I had- and some I didn’t know I had- about so much of church history, and what that all means for me right now. I am grateful for his life.
Iesous Christos Nika

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posted May 1, 2007 at 12:37 pm

Robert Webber (1933-2007) « Levellers

[…] Robert Webber (1933-2007) The man who made concern about worship and liturgy respectable among evangelicals and helped spark a worship renewal movement has died of pancreatic cancer.? One can find tributes here,? here, here, here,? and here.? Though my Free Church orientation kept me from being one of the “evangelicals on the Canturbury trail” that Robert Webber led, I deeply appreciated his work in worship renewal.? The renewal of the preached Word that came with the Reformation need not have been accompanied, as it was, by services in which the sermon was expected to carry all of worship.? Today, many sectors of evangelical Protestantism have new emphases on the balance between Word and Table and have retrieved much of the ancient church pattern of worship.? Much of that is the legacy of Bob Webber, and what a legacy that is.? Rest in peace, good and faithful servant. […]

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Carla Mayer

posted May 1, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Bob guided me through my thesis at Wheaton Graduate School in the early 90’s. I came to Wheaton frustrated by fundamentalism. I desperately wanted a fuller, deeper experience of Christ. Bob embodied that type of faith. He opened up for me a new way of thinking about Christ and Christianity at a point when I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a Christian. I am grateful that his prophetic voice spoke into the lives of so many students and, ultimately, into the life of the church.

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Jerry Sather

posted May 1, 2007 at 9:55 pm

Robert Webber was by far the most influential writer in my understanding of worship. He will be missed but his influence goes on.

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