Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ah, we once knew how to build churches. . . too bad we forgot.

Compare and contrast. . . St. John Lutheran, Forest Park, IL (Chicago):


























And this. . .



























You pick the one that is consistent with Lutheran Confessional, liturgical, and sacramental identity. . .

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

(Sarcasm button on.)

Come on pastor, get with the times. They are called worship center's now.

(Sarcasm button off)

Paul Becker said...

The former is a sanctuary, a holy place where the Divine Service comes to fill empty hearts with the means of grace. The latter is an auditorium with a stage upon which nothing of eternal significance takes place.