Christian Universities Online recently held up 10 churches it sees as challenging our traditional images of the church building.  Its choice of the phrase “bizarrely beautiful” to describe these thought provoking designs seems more than appropriate.

Looking at these churches makes me think of the 4th century Christians who experienced the legalization of Christianity and the adoption of the then modern and progressive basilica style for church architecture.  There is something deeply traditional in these 10 church designs in that they mirror the tendency of the Church, at its best, to appropriate to itself those things from the surrounding culture which allow it to speak to the then “modern” world.  So is there really any difference between these churches and the churches of Constantine?

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