Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I admire the careful, awe-inspiring detail in the architecture and craftsmanship of classic church buildings. I know that a house of worship need not be extravagant, but it bothers me to see churches built in the form of metal pole-barns. Such buildings always looks cheap and inauthentic.There's a cycling blog I keep up with, written by a St. Louis man who is out on a two-wheel tour of America. I borrowed this photo from his blog because it's an example of how a new church ought to be built, and what it should mean. Don't you just wish you could go inside? I can hear the music spilling outside and echoing around the valley. I can see brides and grooms, as well as pall-bearers, exiting. I can see people stopping here to think.