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Fountain Points "Architecturally" to Jesus

First Baptist Church shows off schmancy downtown plans.



    On the first day, First Baptist Church blew up a bunch of stuff in downtown Dallas to make room for its $115-million renovation project.

    On the second day, the church revealed a drop-jaw water fountain display of its prosperity, and the Rev. Robert Jeffress saw that it was good.

    New Campus Fountain Animation from First Dallas on Vimeo.

    "It has been our goal in building this new campus that it would, architecturally, point people to Christ," Jeffress was quoted as saying in this Unfair Park piece.

    Yes, it would seem to point people to a Jesus who wears Armani suits, Gucci shoes, and drives a Lamborghini, but that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong.

    The posting at Unfair Park generated a few comments, as one might expect. My favorite of which came from Montemalone, who wondered, “So when homeless take a bath in it, are they simultaneously baptized?”

    Clever, but we know how clever you guys are, too. So how about it? Let’s get those comments heated up and cooking.

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Yes, he used to poke wasps’ nests with sticks when he was a kid. Why do you ask?