"We, the people of God, cry to God ... We want God to break into the world and touch our lives and our churches so that we can sense God's presence. We want God's power - a power like that of the Resurrection and Pentecost - to fill our church with new life and hope."With these impassioned words, theologian Robert E. Webber captures the deep hunger felt by many Christians for the empowering presence of an omnipotent God. In this timely and important treatise, the author relates personal experiences and shares astute observations that show how worship - the joyful celebration of the work of Christ - can break down the barriers that separate humanity from God's presence.Blended Worship examines the wide array of worship styles, from traditional to contemporary, currently in practice in today's churches. Webber explores how all churches can benefit from a blending of these various styles, to achieve a meaningful and renewing worship experience. Liturgy, responsive readings, folk songs, hymns, liturgical dance, hand clapping, passing the peace of Christ, banners, drama - all of these can be effective ways to express and enter into the worship of God.