Robert Webber 1933-2007

Robert WebberI just received an email that Dr. Robert Webber, of Northern Seminary and famous for his Ancient Future series, died yesterday. Here is the quote from the Ancient Evangelical Future website:

We will be posting details on and this web site on the upcoming public memorial service in the Chicago area as soon as details are finalized. Please keep the Webber family in your prayers.

Dr. Webber had tremendous influence in leading those of us in the evangelical world to rediscover the deep nourishing waters of Christian Tradition, and he will be greatly missed. I know I have learned a great deal from him, and pray that his family will be comforted during this time of deep loss.

It is perhaps appropriate to include the following which is from his monthly email and accompanied the announcement of his passing:

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.

Christ indeed has conquered death; rest in peace Robert Webber.

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