As many of you may know, my passion is the Church — its unity, its sanctity, its truth. I lament the state of the Church for a lot of reasons.
Here is a visual lament, beautiful and mournful: Thirty Abandoned Churches from Around the World.
Imagine vital communities gathering, celebrating, remembering, worshipping in these buildings. What spiritual parasite has destroyed these communities? Where did faith go?
I’m tempted to post a few pictures of some of the will-remain-unnamed-megachurches from around the country, bursting with thousands of churchgoers watching a dry-iced band performance and a smiley-slick preacher and ask whether they are variations on the same theme of ruin, but I won’t. I’m not sure packing the pews is a sign of health, either.