Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Modern Churches

I've argued with my friends before that the lack of a physical presence of the church is one clear sign of a fading of religious life, and I sometimes refer to sports arenas as "modern churches". The first item in this photo essay makes that point tremendously well - for it is a church that was, in a past life, a sports arena.

It did interest me to see these pictures very much, though. It was pleasing to be made aware of these "megachurches" that seemed to break the mould; combining in many cases modern styles of architecture with a strong, and impressive physical structure.