Religion: Church-Burner

Gloomy because good religious art is rare in Protestant churches of the U. S., because too much dependence upon preaching "has resulted in a sad impotency in many areas of Protestant church life,'' Dr. Elbert M. Conover, director of the Methodist Bureau of Architecture, made a startling suggestion when he addressed the Methodist Board of Home Missions and Church Extension last week. Fond of stained glass, altars, reredoses, Dr. Conover said that few church officials can tell whether or not a blueprint is good, that too many churches are built like theatres and...

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