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Monday, June 01, 2009

The Importance of Sacred Space


It sounds like an old record I know. But space matters. Where one worships makes a difference. Our surroundings impact our hearts because we are incarnational beings. Stuff counts. On the Christianity Today website there is a fascinating article on Holy Ground that reinforces my study and writing since 2000 that sacred space does have an impact on the hearts and lives of worshipers of all ages.
I guess that's one of the reasons why I am having so much fun at MCC; this church allows and encourages me to use the whole sanctuary space to help with worshiping God. Sunday we spilled 50 pounds of rock-salt from the altar onto the floor, reinforcing the call to be the salt of the earth. But the context was on a chancel with an apse capped with an evocative stained glass window with the Dove of the Holy Spirit descending on Pentecost.
May we who are entrusted with thoughtful architecture remain good stewards of the Holy Ground.

1 Comments:

At 4:59 PM , Blogger drgtjustwondering said...

What a great angle this photo is taken from! Thanks for posting it and your musings on sacred space.

 

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