Robert Webber

Robert Webber

Dr. Robert E. Webber founded the Institute for Worship Studies in 1998 and was its first president. He died on April 27, 2007, at his home in Michigan. In January 2007, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to change the name of IWS to the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in honor of the vision, accomplishments and contributions of Bob Webber. Dr. Webber was born in Congo of missionary parents and was raised in the Philadelphia area. He earned a Th.D. from Concordia Theological Seminary. From 1968 to 2000 he served as a Professor of Theology at Wheaton College and was named Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2000. He was appointed William R. and Geraldine D. Myers Professor of Ministry and Director of the M.A. in Worship and Spirituality at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall of 2000.

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Robert Webber Ancient Future Megachurch Worship
Ancient-Future Megachurch Worship

This article by Robert Webber from the Jan/Feb 2004 issue of Worship Leader Magazine delves…

Recipe for a Troubled Church
Recipe for a Troubled Church

A long-time friend and worship leader recently called me, and as usual, we joked around…

Is Your Worship Prayer or Program by Robert Webber Blog Header
Is Your Worship Prayer or a Program?

The vast importance of grasping worship as public prayer as opposed to platform performance.

Robert Webber Christ in the Psalms I Me Mine Blog Header
Christ In The Psalms – “I-Me-My”

One of the richest sources of worship in both the Hebrew and Christian traditions is…

God’s Favorite Worship Leader

Who in the world is God’s favorite worship leader? Now, there is a question for…

To the Pastor: Biblical Worship

Biblical worship does God’s story. God’s story is not this or that story contained in Scripture. God’s story is the story that Scripture tells from Genesis through Revelation.

The 4 Movements of a Worship Service

We came across this printed directive on the 4 elements of worship written by Robert Webber. We thought we’d share it with you.