Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Pews, Mission, and Worship
Pews, Mission, and Worship: A Pastoral Letter to a Parish is a new Open article now online in PDF format. Click the image here to read Philip Carr-Janes article.
Writing a pastoral letter to his congregation about the history of church furniture (particularly the seating) and what it can do to serve or hinder or worship, Phil Carr-Jones gives broad Biblical background, a solid sketch of the history and evolution (or decay) or Christian practice and proposes a full seasonal cycle for reordering the church space with a rationale for the seating of each season.