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Interesting Photo Essay -- Empty Mega-Churches

Here's a very interesting photo essay found on one of CT's blogs. The theme is empty "worship centers." Click here: Christianity Today Imago Fidei: Off-Duty Megachurches

As you look through the photos on the CT blog, be sure to go to the original photo gallery from which these photos are representative.  Once you follow the link to "Joe Johnson Photography," find the "projects" section at the top of the website, then click on the "mega churches" link.  Click here:

Mr. Johnson's photography is compelling, but sadly indicative of so much of evangelical worship--grounded in fascination with the latest technology, while completely void of any emphasis on word and sacrament.

Reader Comments (4)

From Mr. Johnson in the CT article, "This body of work attempts to reveal the mechanics of creating faith by capturing the wires, computers, light bulbs, and cords that are used to construct mysteries on stage for the faithful. The rawness of the abandoned mega-space and the eerie familiarity of its commercial fixtures question the intention and business of faith in the 21st century."

Charles Finney isn't dead and Mr. Johnson sees that! We need to get this guy on the WHI!!
May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark VPol
So, in the ancient world there were temples with cleverly devised mechanisms that would open the temple doors when the idol worshippers lit fires on altars outside. How is this modern electronic stuff any different than that?
May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDB
how can DB not see the difference between religion and faith?
May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjacques
Pastor, To get more money in the offering plate all you need is.... I'm so glad I don't go to those church's anymore but one that focus is on Law and Gosple. Olsteen's meeting place is like a concert with all of the lights above the audience. I would wonder who was playing next if I was in a church like that Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin.
May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertiminator

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