Friday, July 29, 2016

Open Bible Lutheran Church - The Villages


This church was featured on our The Villages blog a few years ago. As I recall, construction had just been completed and its unique design stood out starkly against the blue Florida skies.

The name, "Open Bible Lutheran Church," is a good indication as to its general orientation. It is affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) which is the most conservative (very fundamentalistic) of all the Lutheran church bodies.

Open Bible's website declares the church "adheres strictly to the teachings of the Bible in all our doctrine and moral positions." Not much room there for interpretation of these "teachings of the Bible."

I don't remember who designed the church building, but I do recall being struck by its resemblance to Casper the Ghost.

You can see that resemblance better by referring to our original post here.

15 comments:

bill burke said...

An unique looking church.

Linda said...

It does have a unique design! Intriguing!

magiceye said...

Sure does have a likeness to Casper! :)

Kay said...

Hello, Casper! Now forgive me. That's probably heresy.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

What an interesting roof line!

Janis
GDP

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma bela e moderna Igreja.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
Andarilhar

Marleen said...

It´s a remarkable building, but.. Casper the Ghost? ;)

William Kendall said...

It kind of reminds me of a barn and silo.

Judy said...

That is an interesting architectural statement. I don't think I have ever seen a building quite like it.

Small City Scenes said...

Yeah that front smiley view back when is hilarious---well maybe just Casper-like.
Interesting---my question is "who's interpetation of the Bible are they teaching?".
MB

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looking back I can see your point Lowell, definitely Casper-ish 😃 very unique design! Hole you're having a good weekend.

Sharon Anck said...

Yes, I see the resemblance. It's a strong one.

Jens Hamn said...

Oh !! just gorgeous !!
this is great architecture !

Kate said...

To me the design seems unexpectedly different from Florida architecture. I like it.

Laura. M said...

They are almost equal Lowell !!
Un abrazo.

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