Alternate Church Uses

In case you missed it, a gem from last week's Philadelphia Inquirer, courtesy Mary Beth Kearney:

Performance groups look to churches, synagogues as venues

"The richest cache of standing and functional architecture in our region is sacred space," said Robert Jaeger, executive director of Partners for Sacred Places, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit group that for 21 years has worked to save endangered churches and other religious buildings.

Newsflash: churches can be used for purposes other than worship. God may be responsible for their construction, but he / she / it doesn't need to stick around for them to have long and useful lives.