Yes, we all know that the church is not the building. How many times have we heard that. True, of course. The church is the body of believers. The church is the body of Christ.
Nonetheless, the church through the ages has invested mightily in beautiful buildings. No doubt that the woods are full of modern critics right now who would poo-poo all of that, claiming that all that is really necessary for worship is a place for them to plug in their stratocasters and sound systems. But here is a nice little meditation on the importance of church buildings. I, for one, am very grateful for the beautiful sanctuary we have at 1BC SA. I think it inspires reverence and gives us a boost to thinking about something greater than ourselves and greater than the mundane.