One of the most interesting blogs I’m reading today is an ongoing series called 52 churches at Chubuck.com/wordpress. Written by David Churbuck, 52 Churches is a paean to church architecture, ecumenical differences and observations of a church’s congregants.
There is no visible religious preference in the 52 churches series. What makes this one of the ”must reads” on the web is Dave’s intellectual curiosity, his encyclopedic-knowledge of religious architecture and history and a Hemmingway-like writing style that’s devoid of prejudice.
Initially limited to churches near Churbuck’s home on Cape Cod, David’s pilgrimage has taken him to California and most recently Istanbul where he’s posted entries on the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque.
This series is so well written it outshines any of the other blogs I read. And in a moment of honest disclosure, I must say I consider David Churbuck to be a good friend, an inspirational writer, And, a much trusted former colleague in the trenches of PCWeek.
Without further ado, I recommend you immediagtely go to: http://www.churbuck.com/wordpress/52-churches/
Jim Forbes 01/31/2010