Bob Webber joins in heavenly worship

Struggle with pancreatic cancer ended late Friday.

I was away from home this weekend to play the organ for the memorial service of a friend's mother. When I returned home, I found multiple e-mails telling me that my friend Bob Webber had finally passed away after his long struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Bob taught many of us that God–not the congregation–is the primary "audience" for what happens in our worship services. He has now joined with the heavenly anthem in proclaiming, "Worthy is the Lamb."

CT will soon be posting an obituary on our website. And I'm sure others will want to join me in blogging their own memories of Bob. But in the meantime, here's a press release from Dr. Jim Hart of the Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies.

[Full press release after the jump]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENoted theologian and author Dr. Robert E. Webber died yesterday in his home in Sawyer, Michigan, after an eight-month struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 73 years old.Dr. Webber was born in Congo of missionary parents, and was raised in ...
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