vol. 7, num. 15 :: 2008.07.25 — 2008.09.12
Our houses are places where many of our deepest values become incarnate in wood and glass and brick and stone. What does a house faithfully built look like? What are our limitations?
How the variety of buildings in which we worship reflect larger tensions and ideas, particularly for multi-generation families.
What is the effective difference between a cathedral and an auditorium? A sparse Protestant dais and Orthodox iconography?
A renovation project sparks ideas about the interplay of images and values embodied in bricks and mortar.
Why we need sustainable building solutions now.
A reflection on the purpose of a home and how to be attentive to the story it tells.
On learning to see a space through the eyes of hospitality.
How making a first home can be a re-discovery of self.
An unconventional film about community and a magazine about cultivating an earth-friendly home.
Building your own home can be a rewarding adventure when you apply your values.
A coffeehouse in Sheboygan, Wisconsin serves locals with more than just delicious treats.
Can a concert be more healing than a visit to the doctor?
Architect David Greusel on why the design of a built environment should matter to thoughtful Christians.
The findings of a new study may surprise “seeker-friendly” congregations.
Resources and success stories on making church buildings more attentive to creation.
Reflecting on a year-long experiment in time off.
So do you want to make culture? Find a community, a small group who can lovingly fuel your dreams and puncture your illusions. Find friends and form a family who are willing to see grace at work in one another’s lives, who can discern together which gifts and which crosses each has been called to bear. Find people who have a holy respect for power and a holy willingness to spend their power alongside the powerless. Find some partners in the wild and wonderful world beyond church doors. And then, together, make something of the world.
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