Chicken Church

Screenshot 2013-03-08 at 9.15.40 AMEarlier this week I took my mother to lunch at the Big Chicken. Anyone from north Georgia, particularly the greater Atlanta area, knows about the Big Chicken, which is actually a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, in Marietta. The thing is a landmark and part of life in Atlanta, like the Coca-cola museum or Turner Field.  It is certainly no accident that the building looks like a chicken.

The Church by the Sea in Tampa Bay, Florida may be another story.  My mother told me she saw it this morning on Headline News (HLN). Church members say it’s not unusual to see tourists stopping to take pictures. What do you think? Is it a great coincidence or a bit of careful planning that resulted in the big chicken church?

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And here’s my thought: If tourists drive out of their way to snap pics of a church that just happens (if that’s the case) to look like a chicken, they will also see Jesus on the cross. Is that not what the church is called to?

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3 thoughts on “Chicken Church

  1. Angie: I first thought his left hand was outstretched, as if to invite people to him. Careful review of the image reveals that Jesus is nailed to the cross at his right hand, while his left is either receiving or releasing a dove. I hadn’t even noticed before.

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