Brian and Renee Pitts from our University Ministries staff have been in Malaysia this summer, assisting the members of a Samford team as they work with international college students in Kuala Lumpur. As they talked with an architecture student a few days ago, they discussed the importance of symbolism in the design of buildings that are used for worship. Brian writes, "We pulled up the divinity school website and for the next hour and a half I laid out the story of redemption, from Genesis to Acts, using the paintings, seals, carvings and design of the chapel as points of illustration. These stories were all new to him, but he easily understood them because of the way they were implemented in the chapel."
The world is better because "the stones will cry out" Samford's engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus. (Luke 19:40)