Webber (at the time of writing, 1998) is President of the Institute for Worship Studies and Professor of Theology at Wheaton College. It is becoming less and less surprising that outspoken praise for ecumenicity and criticism of traditional Fundamentalism as well as Evangelicalism (even of Reformation theology) should come from Wheaton. Webber’s thesis is that worship can be either traditional (meaning liturgical), contemporary or blended (a combination of the other two). He believes that all three forms of worship are actually doing the same thing. I found him anti-expository preaching (102, 122), anti-Reformation (136, 150), anti-memorial nature of communion (136), and yet pro-Catholic (150, 183), pro-Book of Common Prayer (30, 138), pro-dance, Taize, anointing oil, con or transubstantiation, icons, etc. Disappointing to say the least.
John Wilber ChapmanOctober 1, 2018
In Hymns & Songs By Terry L. Conley “Our Great Savior” Dr. John Wilbur Chapman (June 1859 – December 1918) Chapman was born in Richmond, Indiana. In his youth he attended a Quaker First Day School on Sunday mornings and the Grace Methodist Church Sunday School in the afternoons. When he was seventeen […]
In Hymns & SongsAugust 31, 2017
The first hymn book and hymn writers in America were from England. The hymn book which landed with the Pilgrims in 1620 was Reverend Henry Ainsworth’s version of the Book of Psalms entitled The Book of Psalms: Englished both in Prose and Metre with Annotations, published in 1612 at Amsterdam. It is considered by many […]
The God Who SpeaksAugust 2, 2014
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” Hebrews 1:1-2 America is quickly leaving a word-based society […]