Posts Tagged: Churches

The Cathedral Ruins

A cathedral is a good place to remember. I visited European cathedrals when I was too young to care about them. There was Chartres: buttresses and spires, relics lined up in rows in glass cases, a crypt that’s not filled with dead people, but is another church in the church. One of the tour guides told me that the cathedral’s nave was constructed on an angle so that medieval pilgrims’ muck could be washed right out the door; they would just toss buckets of water in there. She also said that people still walk out to the cathedral from Paris and that it takes three days. You leave the city [...]


Church in Crisis Employes Fewer Landscapers

This big church, the 4000-member Bent Tree Bible Fellowship outside Dallas, is having financial problems in the economy, we learn in this photoessay. "To cut 10% from its $6 million budget, the evangelical church just outside of Dallas froze staff salaries, stopped using a cleaning service every day and cut $10,000 from its lawn-care bill." Oh, they cut what from its what?