Until recently, I was more or less ambivalent to the architecture and decoration of church buildings. If I had a preference it was for the utilitarian, box-like structures of my non-conformist heritage. However, as I grow older, I realise that the surroundings can help me to develop a sense of awe and wonder.

What do you think?

To stimulate your little grey cells, take a look at this thoughtful piece at ThinkChristian.

“It is possible to worship God in a gymnasium or lecture hall, because if people are truly seeking him, God will meet them there. But to worship in such architecture is to suggest that our purpose is either recreational or cerebral. We should build spaces crafted specially for a human-divine encounter with God.”