What is the Theology of Space?

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By "Theology of Space", we don't mean the "Force" of Star Wars, or the logic of the Vulcans we mean something more akin to how churches and Christian communities use their spatial resources.

Our very own Dr. Paul Louis Metzger has been busy (for proof, read this). Never one to shy away from tough questions, he attempts to tackle the "Theology of Space" in his latest article published in the November 2009 issue of Leadership magazine.

What's So Special About Space?

Maybe a couple of memorable quotes will help:

The coffee bar has replaced the Lord's Table as the place where real community happens.

or

I wonder—are we thinking as intentionally about the design of our ministry spaces as retailers are about the way they design their stores?

I ask my students to make observations about the use of space at clothing stores they visit. Two design elements are frequently reported: lots of mirrors and no clocks.

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I don't know about you, but it's enough to make me want to check out "Walls Do Talk".

Oh yeah, Dr. Metzger teaches a full slate of classes too...


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