Fairhaven Shorts 2-4-2024

Fairhaven Shorts 2-4-2024

Form Follows Function in Architecture and Life

It turns out form follows function comes from the famous architect Lewis Sullivan. He was Frank Lloyd Wright's mentor He was the guy that pretty much invented the skyscraper and the skyscraper is actually a really good Example so what function was the skyscraper designed to perform? What problem was it designed to solve and that is you know whenever it was developed in in Chicago in the 1800s?

The idea was to fit a lot of people a lot of office space or apartments into a small footprint You got lots of people, but not enough land. What do you do you go up buildings at the time couldn't do that Brick or wood can only safely get you up like six stories. I think something like that So Sullivan had to develop a new form for the new function And that was to use steel or originally cast iron to enable lighter higher Stronger buildings and really everywhere we go in life the same principle applies church building same thing form follows function.

Adapting to Reach Others: The Apostle Pauls Example

The classic love is patient, love is kind passage that's almost always read at weddings. It declares what real Christ-like self-giving love looks like. But here in chapter 9, I would suggest to you that Paul is saying something quite similar. So listen again.

Not quite as beautiful, not quite as poetic as chapter 13, but Although I'm free from all people, I make myself a slave to all people, to recruit more of them. I act like a Jew to the Jews, so I can recruit Jews. I act like I'm under the law to those under the law, so I can recruit those who are under the law, though I myself am not under the law. I act like I'm outside the law to those who are outside the law, so I can recruit those outside the law, though I'm not outside the law of God, but rather under the law of Christ.

I act weak to the weak, so I can recruit the weak. I have become all things to all people, so I could save some by all possible means. All the things I do are for the sake of the gospel, so I can be a partner with it.