Objects in Mirror

Our featured online discussion is "Ugly As Sin: Modern Church Architecture and Modern Religion"

Posted at 3:47 PM on November 12, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Freshly featured on MPR's Minnesota Life discussion group at Gather.com: Ugly As Sin: Modern Church Architecture and Modern Religion.

Article author Greg Schiller asserts that Christianity's "modern search for meaning" actually caused it to become meaningless to the masses, and modern church architecture reflects that loss. Schiller begins:

"Religion in America is in steep decline, and I know why. Simply gaze upon any church built after 1950, and you will know why too. Modern churches are ugly as sin, and so too is modern religion."

Does architecture accurately reflect a changing community? Are the design changes the effect of a changing faith, the cause of it, or perhaps both? Join the online discussion about the relationship between community and design.

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