Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter in the Octogon: Right Shape, Wrong Idea

The Post Dispatch had a front-page article today about Tom Skiles, pastor of (the appropriately-named) SOSChurch in St. Louis. The church began a month-long sermon series on Jesus the Ultimate Fighter on Easter. The story featured a picture of Tom and his wife constructing the chain-link octogon replica of a UFC arena.

Right shape, wrong idea.

An octogon is the correct shape for Easter, but not the octogon wherein you might get your face punched in. Worse. The octogon of Easter is where you'll get drowned to death: the Baptismal Font, traditionally 8-sided to confess that in Baptism is the beginning of the New Creation, the 8th day.

Here's the RFT's interview with Skiles.