5Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5 ESV
I’m in a class about church culture right now, and we talked about this question a couple weeks ago. Is there such thing as ‘sacred space’? Are there places or things on earth that are ‘sacred’? Conflict in Israel tells us there are some religious groups who think so, but what do you think? Is there any literal holiness in the Holy Land?
On a more practical level, is there anything ‘sacred’ about where churches meet? Or think about it this way: Does God care about the environment where we gather? Is God at all interested in gathering space? And now more personally: Do we care about it? Everybody knows we spend time thinking about it.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts as I process this. Are there any passages that address this issue?