Spaces and Symbols

If you’ve read Children’s Ministry that Fits, then you’ll know that when I set out on the research that became that book, my original intent was to learn about how church spaces affect a child’s relationship with God. This came out of my own experience growing up in a symbol-rich Catholic environment and then being part of symbol-less (not even a cross, just a projection screen) Protestant churches during my early twenties. So when I read Jeff Clarke’s recent blog post on “Church design, empty space, and the loss of symbol,” I immediately said Amen.

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