Architecture and Jesus

Whenever architecture and Jesus enter into the conversation, a steeple is typically involved.

Churches and architecture have a parallel history of beauty, vision, and deceit. Many times when both subjects are tied to a conversation, the speaker becomes cautious of anchoring Jesus within the walls of the church.

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This is justifiable–Jesus and his message shouldn’t stay simply within the four walls of a chapel. However, the Lord gifted us with the power and beauty of creativity.

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It may be strange to acknowledge the spirituality of a building or place, but if you’ve ever walked within sacred walls or on sacred ground, the phenomenon becomes real.

Think of Gettysburg.

The Grand Canyon.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

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The beauty of this Earth is undeniable.

It’s as if emotions, experiences, and people permeate through the walls of hundred-year-old chapels, battlegrounds, and a magnificent sunset.

The human eye can take so much in, all we have to do is watch, listen, and admire.

 The majority of Finland is covered in water; according to Google there are 187, 888 lakes. Some of my favorite nights in Finland were spent on a lake, watching the sun pass below the horizon. The picture above was taking at Riutaranta, on the dock of a traditional wooden sauna.

Once the narrative or story behind a sacred place is explored or explained, oftentimes one’s collective experience will change.

Never stop exploring.

Always encourage the curiosity of the places, faces, and structures.

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