Eric Jacobsen

Eric Jacobsen is a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and author of Sidewalks in the Kingdom: New Urbanism and the Christian Faith (Brazos Press, 2003).

 

Articles by this author:

  • Building for Memory

    How Church Buildings Can Express God's Faithfulness

    About once a quarter on a Saturday, it would fall on my plate tolead a new members’ class for those who’d expressed interest in joiningthe church. Most of the teaching took place in the church’s Christianeducation building. At the end of the class, however, I would walk thegroup across the churchyard for a quick tour of the sanctuary.

  • Toward a Theology of Staying Put: Why One Church Decided Not to Move

    About three blocks from our church is a little coffee shop called Bernice’s. It occupies the east half of the Knowles Building, which was designed by the prominent Missoula architect AJ Gibson in 1914. Gibson also designed the County Courthouse, Central High School, the Main Hall of the university, and First Presbyterian Church. Walking to Bernice’s from the church, you’ll pass apartment buildings, single family houses, a number of commercial establishments, and three other churches.