Okay so if you were to build a church, or a temple, to the God who had been carried round in an ark which managed to take shelter in a tent whenever necessary as David was intending to do, what would you design?
What are the necessary things you think ought to be there. And where would they be in the building to give sense of priority?
Seriously, what would you design? Looking for some real answers here because it might help illustrate what church means to us today. There are no right or wrong answers but just a wee insight into how people think.
I'll go first only because someone has to. I'd have a round table in the middle of a circle of chairs. The table would have a bowl as part of it and a cross etched in it along with the words "Love, God, Love Neighbour. Everything else is extra". Round this table we'd worship and we'd have all our meetings. No meeting could take place without being at the table for it would be a corrective every time to love God and neighbour, and be reminded of the symbols of our faith. I'd have space for a lot of art, for installations, and banners about refugees and photos of the world, again another corrective for us. And beyond that a lot of glass so people could see in, could come in easily and light candles and sit and pray. Starter for ten.
You? What would you design?. Draw it out and send a photo if you wish to firstname.lastname@example.org