Someone please give us a caption.
There is a metaphor in here somewhere. Which is better, decay or restoration? Caption this.
Churches of through a life stages that take it through birth, adolescence, peak adulthood, decline/decay, and inevitably death. But through innovation and evolution in the way of doing church its life can be restored and revitalized for future generations. These three portraits express the stages I described that a church goes through.
Was trying to come up with something using Paleo-Orthodoxy or possibly Stone-Campbell. Creative juices were stymied however and I have given up.
Not being much of a news reader I hadn't heard of this. Now the following post makes sense.
The Defiguration of Jesus
The Transfiguration of Jesus
The Detransfiguration of Jesus
The Transmogrification of Jesus
FWIW, I did a blog post using this amateur attempt at art restoration as a metaphor: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/2012/08/restoring-jesus.html