Archive for January, 2016
When we think of a church, chances are we imagine a building with a steeple or spire rising up into the sky. Few though know where this skyward-looking design element comes from. While some associate the steeple with pagan history and related sexual connotations, Reverend Ken Collins explains on his website that church steeples started out as bell towers and were used to call people to worship before people had notions of time or time-telling devices. Over time the bell towers evolved into steeples. The structural element pointed towards the heavens and thus also directed people towards God. Church steeple crosses and other design features were then added.
The evolution is not over. Fiberglass steeples have been adopted as maintenance-free, low