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More Armchair Church Tourism: UPDATED

Check out this slideshow of modernist churches around the world. Having grown up Methodist, I was intrigued by this gallery of United Methodist Churches. An illustrative factoid from Hamburg. Steeplescapes in Bogota, some unidentified Oklahoma location, and Camden and Wiscassett, Maine. More . . . . Continue Reading »

I Love Churches. I Love Bookstores.

And this makes me want to cry. So does the commentary: It’s good to know that churches don’t have to remain houses of ignorance. Gives one hope for the day when all such places could be put to good use.Well, I think it’s time for a cup of tea and a nice, light, entertaining read . . . . Continue Reading »

I&C Shopper’s News

We’ll return to our regularly-scheduled examination of the material culture of religion following this random current-events roundup: British Couple Charged in Religious Discussion. “Is God Dead?” Author Indisputably Dead Archaeologists Unearth Oldest Christian ChurchPrayer . . . . Continue Reading »

Budget Renovations For the Frugal Church

The other day we visited Saint John the Baptist in Tryon, North Carolina, where renovations gallop apace. Here, today, you may tour — not for the sake of comparison; as we all know, comparisons are odious — my own parish church, inside and out. Now, I love it, but as you can see, this is . . . . Continue Reading »

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