…Creation, fall, covenant, Passover, tabernacle, prophetic utterance, incarnation, death, resurrection, ascension, church, baptism, Eucharist, eternal intercession, eschaton. These . . . are the specific words of the biblical God, and consequently they constitute the language of worship, prayer, contemplation, and participation. There are no comparable words, no substitutes, no adaptations.
-Robert E. Webber, Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative
Thoughts? These seem to be “churchy” words, but the the concepts behind them are what Webber is talking about and essential to the Christian life. Understanding who made the world, why bad things happen, how to have a relationship with a holy God and how then we should live are all connected with these words. What do you think?