Historically Used In an Exclusive Sense, This Blog Aims to Explore What God's Up To Inside & Outside the Institutional Church

Woops! Your Theology is Showing

Ever since the Lord told Moses to make a tent of animal skins, David wanted to build a house for the King of Heaven, Peter wanted to make a place to camp out with the transfigured Lord or Paul met in a hall or rented space for debating, believers have been shaped by the physical structures they gather in as much as they have shaped those structures themselves. While repugnant to many spiritual purists, ecclesiastical iconoclasts and architectural docetists, it remains that the how & what of shape, form and design is loaded with symbolic, spiritual and theological meaning and significance whether a gathering is in  Chartres Cathedral, a main street store front or a living room with bean bag chairs. In the past a focal point has been the altar:

or the pulpit (such as this at Sinclair Seaman’s Presbyterian in Belfast):

or the cross:

Now it seems to be the drum set:

What might we conclude from this drum set (on steroids) claimed to be the largest drum set in the world by a church in New York state?

And are those lava lamps?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s