Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Classy Hot4Jesus Discussion #1: Churches
Every week I’ll dedicate a Hot4Jesus post to you – a post that goes nowhere, accomplishes nothing, unless you comment.
Today’s topic for you to discuss and yack about?
Churches, cathedrals, tabernacles, chapels, and/or your body as a temple.
Inspired by a photographer I discovered online, Christopher Crawford, who takes gorgeous photos of abandoned buildings, including churches, in Indiana, inspired by o so many ugly and beautiful holy places I’ve worshipped in and toured, I have a few questions for you:
What House of God made the biggest impression on you and why? What was the ugliest church you’ve been in? The most beautiful?
What are the pros and cons of home churches?
Have you ever thought of your body as a temple? If so, what did that mean to you – your body as something to inspire awe in others or your body as the place where Jesus and the Holy Spirit lived? How did this concept as your bodies as a dwelling place for the Divine direct your every day decisions?
Is there such a thing as a secular church in your community? What would be an example of a secular church? What secular alternatives to churches – buildings or gatherings are there out there?
Raise your hand if you’ve never stepped foot in a church.
Raise your hand if have and you never want to step foot in a church again.
Finally raise your hand if you would go to a church, cathedral or chapel just to experience the space, light and sound or other superficial aspects of the place.
Put your hands on the keyboard and write. Get used to this – I have a writing assignment headed your way soon.