Senior Spotlight: Jack Rhodes

Favorite Subject: English

Favorite book read at WA: As I Lay Dying 

Favorite WA tradition: Throwing the Axe in Boniface 

Senior Thesis Title:  The Rhetoric of The Church Building

Senior Thesis Statement:  Christians need to employ their God given creativity in order to make their church use its physical structure to inform and guide the spiritual journey, not cater to physical needs before the spiritual.

Brief Description of Senior Thesis:  The Church has always been changing the building in which it worships and with the explosion of different denominations of recent centuries, churches are finding new ways to structure their buildings. Some of these methods can actually be harmful for the growth and well being of the church and this thesis focuses mostly on the problems of the megachurch philosophy in regards to design. This is not a condemnation of the megachurch, but a critique of particular churches who fall into these patterns. 

Post Graduation Plans:  To study architecture at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville

What advice or encouragement would you give to younger students at Westminster? Study and work intentionally and not endlessly 

Please share a funny memory or highlight from your time at Westminster: The 6:00 AM cross country practice in a tornado.

Favorite Bible Verse:  “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.”(Ps 118:22).

Prayer Request:  For humility and perseverance for myself and my peers as we leave Westminster 

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