Reflection on the incarnation and its connection to every aspect of God’s story is the missing link in today’s theological reflection and worship. The link is found in these words: God does for us what we cannot do for ourselves. . . . God himself, the incarnate Word, takes up residence (unites) with our fallen self so that he, God, now as a man, can reverse the human condition.
-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative
(Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008), 35-36.