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.
Learning versus playing. That dichotomy seems natural to people…. Learning, according to that almost automatic view, is what children do in school and, maybe, in other adult-directed activities. Playing is, at best, a refreshing break from learning. From that view, summer vacation is just a long recess, perhaps longer than necessary. But here’s an alternative view, which should be obvious but apparently is not: playing is learning. At play, children learn the most important of life’s lessons, the ones that cannot be taught in school. To learn these lessons well, children need lots of play — lots and lots of it, without interference from adults.
“The play deficit” in Aeon Magazine
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