I was saddened to hear over the weekend that Rober Webber has died, and pay tribute to his life, and ministry, celebrating his passing into eternity with Jesus. I have read and own several of Robert Webbers books, that have been hugley influential in my christian formation. I was fortunate to hear him in person in April 2005, at Asbury, Kentucky, USA. Maybe you'd like to leave a comment in tribute to the life and ministry of this wonderful servant.
Robert Webber was the Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois; president of the Institute for Worship Studies and professor of theology emeritus at Wheaton College. He is the author of more than forty books including the Ancient-Future Faith series published by Baker Books.
Robert Webber at an Eastil Vigil Seminar in 2005
Thine is the Glory Thine is the glory, risen, conquâ€™ring Son; Endless is the victory, Thou oâ€™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 conquâ€™ring Son, Endless is the victâ€™ry, Thou oâ€™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 conquâ€™rors, through Thy deathless love: Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above. Thine is the glory, risen conquâ€™ring Son, Endless is the victâ€™ry, Thou oâ€™er death hast won.