Sunday, April 30, 2006
House of Worship or U Store It?
Why does the new proposed Faith Community Church by the Sea look like an outlet mall or a self storage?
It used to be that a local church would be interesting and make up for the mediocre architecture in a town but I guess no more. Now even our churches look like the Alberston's shopping plaza. It's a shame that such extreme homogenization has reached our spiritual centers.
I like the Lutheran church off Balour Drive, it has some dynamic qualities.
The funky but not funky enough to save from the bulldozer Lutheran church on Santa Fe (by the new roundabout) has an interesting stained glass interior.
I don't expect any new churches to be as outlandish as the Self Realization Fellowship. The only reason this iconic church really works is it's location. The yuppie haters probably don't want to admit this but the SRF really is the heart and soul of Encinitas that makes us unique from other beach towns.