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Wednesday, May 2

Rest in Perpetual Light


One of my all time heroes is now with the Lord. Dr. Robert Webber is one reason why I am an Episcopal priest. His book Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail has blessed many and his 'ancient future' writings have inspired me.

My wife and my first 'date' was spent discussing Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail together at Starbuck's. We both grew up in 'low church' traditions and were drawn to Anglicanism independent of each other. Robert Webber then, though I only talked with him once briefly on the phone, is our matchmaker of sorts!

For him we pray:

Into paradise may the angels lead thee; and at thy coming

may the martyrs receive thee, and bring thee into the holy

city Jerusalem.

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8 Comments:

  1. Blogger Chris Martin said...

    Padre,
    I have also been blessed by Webber's words. The Younger Evangelicals was one of the best "emergent" books that I've read (you know how those can be lame), but his words are truly meaningful.
    I haven't read Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail but your post directed me straight to Amazon.

    Chris

    10:49 AM, May 03, 2007  
  2. Blogger fatherneo said...

    That is a good book and more paleo that postmodern...

    6:57 PM, May 03, 2007  
  3. Blogger Chris Martin said...

    ha ha...you're always saying that!
    When is that book by you coming out?
    Seriously!

    11:15 PM, May 03, 2007  
  4. Anonymous Scott E. said...

    I sat and chatted with Bob once after a seminar on the Easter Vigil at Northern Baptist Seminary in Lombard, IL. He was most gracious, patient, and humble. I was so impressed I went out and bought three of his books!

    I'll probably never be the same after reading "Ancient Future Faith."

    8:41 PM, May 04, 2007  
  5. Blogger fatherneo said...

    Chris,
    On which topic would you read young padawan?

    9:58 PM, May 04, 2007  
  6. Blogger fatherneo said...

    Scott,
    Reflecting this week, I wonder who will carry on Webber's legacy. He was a pioneer in many ways, though not 'new.'

    10:02 PM, May 04, 2007  
  7. Blogger Chris Martin said...

    I'd read anything about a look at the future of the church through the lenses of the ancient or "paleo" as you put it. I think you may have something there.

    4:20 PM, May 05, 2007  
  8. Anonymous Scott E. said...

    Neo (#6):

    Maybe it could be you? ;-)

    1:58 PM, May 06, 2007  

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