February 2019


Adaptive reuse, showcased in this month's Redeemer Presbyterian Church project, is special on a number of fronts. First, it represents the ultimate in recycling. Second, it's a wise way to model environmental stewardship and creation care to a church's local community.

But there's something else I like about adaptive reuse. Something that's hard to put your finger on.

It's almost poetic--a building that was once a supermarket or a big-box retailer becomes a church. It's the idea of the transcendental overtaking the existential. It's a rebirth that fosters life anew.


Carol Badaracco Padgett

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