Sacred Spaces #1

Biola University is beginning a series in this new semester having to do with the idea of sacred spaces. Dr. Darien Lockett gave a chapel lecture on the subject of sacred spaces warning his audience against two dangers involved with this idea and using psalm 24 as a guide away from them. He began by defining a sacred space as, simply and area dedicated to God/religion. This led to the two views of sacred space which lead Christians into error. The first of these views is that all space is either sacred or secular. This insinuates that while a church or cathedral may be a sacred place, a park or someone’s house must be secular space. Dr. Lockett dispelled this idea using Psalm 24 which says: 

1. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,

the world and those who dwell therein,

2.  for he has founded it upon the seas

and established it upon the rivers.

Essentially, this means that we, as Christians, cannot see any space as secular because God is the creator of everything and he has called it good. Because of this we can treat all space as sacred space. “The Heavens declare the glory of God.”   



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