Church Hopping

Church Hopping: Don Justo’s “Trash” Cathedral

Church Hopping: Don Justo’s “Trash” Cathedral
Image via Wikipedia Some call it an eyesore.  Some may even consider it heretical.  But Don Justo Gallego Martinez’s “garbage” cathedral attracts tourists to Mejorada del Campo, just as the world’s largest crucifix draws people to Indian River, Michigan. Spain has a long history of mosaic art. ...
April 4th, 2011 | Arts, Church Hopping, Featured, Visual Arts | Read More

Church Hopping: Agia Lavra

Victory Hellas!  March 25 is Independence Day for Greece.  To celebrate, I thought I’d bring you church hopping where it all began….   Church: Agia Lavra (Holy Lavra, “Lavra” essentially meaning “monastery”) Location: On Mount Helmos, which is southwest of...
March 25th, 2011 | Arts, Church Hopping, Columns, Featured, Visual Arts | Read More

The Limelight (formerly Church of the Holy Communion)

The Limelight (formerly Church of the Holy Communion)
The exterior architecture, showing a rose window, arched window, and vauled roof As a teen in the 90s, I saw the grunge era of Nirvana, Reality Bites, and heroin give way to the club kids scene of techno, Kids, and Special K.  The hallways of my suburban high school teemed with teens wearing platform...
July 19th, 2010 | Church Hopping, Featured | Read More

Calvary-St. George’s with Eric Metaxas

Calvary-St. George’s with Eric Metaxas
The nave, showing the pews and supportive columns. When I heard that Eric Metaxas was speaking at Calvary Church about his new book Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy — A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich, I knew I couldn’t miss the opportunity to hear him talk and to feature him...
July 6th, 2010 | Church Hopping, Featured | Read More

Church Hopping: Calvin College Chapel with Fellow Burnside Writers

Every other year, Calvin College hosts a Festival of Faith & Writing that brings together some of the brightest writers of our generation whose works Diane shared her homemade hummus illuminate “spiritual understanding, grace, or transcendence.”  In addition to speakers like...
June 7th, 2010 | Arts, Books, Church Hopping, Visual Arts | Read More

Calvary-St. George’s with Susan Isaacs and Donald Miller

Calvary-St. George’s with Susan Isaacs and Donald Miller
Susan Isaacs and Donald Miller have been doing a lot of church hopping lately.  Through the fall, they were popping in and out of churches across Donald Miller, Susan Isaacs, Stephanie Nikolopoulos, and Sally Lloyd-Jones America to share from their latest books.  When they stopped in New York, they...
January 5th, 2010 | Church Hopping, Featured | Read More

The Church of the Presidents

The Church of the Presidents
Church: St. John’s Church Lafayette Square St. John's Church Lafayette Square / Notice the neoclassical columns reminiscent of the Parthenon / Photo by Stephanie Nikolopoulos Nickname: The Church of the Presidents Location: Across from the White House Website: http://www.stjohns-dc.org/ Architect:...
October 27th, 2009 | Church Hopping, Featured | Read More

Monastery of St. Ephraim of Mount Amomon

Monastery of St. Ephraim of Mount Amomon
As I write this, the worst fires to ravage Greece since 2007 are blazing through the northern suburbs of Athens. I’ve been following developments closely. This is more than a morbid curiosity. My brother goes to college in Athens. From the news reports, I’ve gathered that although the fires rage...
August 24th, 2009 | Church Hopping | Read More

Church Hopping: The Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

Location: On Hennepin Avenue between 16th & 17th Streets in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota Website: http://www.mary.org/ Blog: https://mybasilica.mary.org/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=401&dgs1225=0 Architect: Emmanuel Louis Masqueray was born in Dieppe, France, in 1861. After studying architecture...
July 22nd, 2009 | Church Hopping | Read More

Church Hopping: The Underground Churches of North Korea

Yesterday two U.S. reporters, Euna Lee and Laura Ling (former “The View” cohost Lisa Ling’s sister), were sentenced to twelve years of hard labor at a North Korean prison. The California-based reporters for Al Gore’s Current TV had been arrested back in March for allegedly (they may have...
June 9th, 2009 | Church Hopping | Read More