Your curated bi-weekly collection of links to news, articles, blog posts, images, and events related to liturgical architecture and church-building from around the internet.
- The Dark Light of Thomas Kinkade (Patheos)
“Kinkade and his devotees have long railed against the nihilism of modern art and the contemporary art world. But because it denies the very foundation of our relationship to God in Christ, Kinkade’s work is more nihilistic than anything Picasso and Pollock could paint, or Nietzsche and Sartre could write.”
- Nossa Senhora das Necessidades Church / Célia Faria + Inês Cortesão (ArchDaily)
Silence and introspection have their place in religious experience, but European architects seem to equate them to the exclusion of all else.
- Dunmurry Presbyterian Church wins major architecture award (Ulster Star)
Royal Society of Ulster Architects’ 2012 Design Awards jury: “Dunmurry Presbyterian Church was nominated for this top award by an independent judging panel who said that, “The new church and halls is a confident statement of the engagement and relevance of the church for all generations.”
- Should Churches Spend Money on Nice Buildings? (The Gospel Coalition Blog)
Yes. Just maybe not extravagant and massive ones.