Does This Geometric Church Look Like A Stegosaurus Doing Yoga?

The aptly-named 100 Walls Church in Cebu, Philippines, is like an architectural Rorschach test: From far away, it looks like shards of shale rock rearranged by an extreme rationalist. Up close, it's something closer to an oversized geometric maze. CAZA Architects, who designed the building, describe it on their site… » 3/05/14 3:20pm 3/05/14 3:20pm

How a Giant Replica of the Vatican Ended Up In a Small African City

Construction on the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, the largest church on earth, started 28 years ago in the small Ivory Coast city of Yamoussoukro. Planned by then-president Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who led the country through two decades of economic boomtime known as the "Ivorian miracle," the church… » 1/14/14 3:30pm 1/14/14 3:30pm

Mysterious Package Found in Century-Old Time Capsule

If you opened a 101-year-old time capsule and found a mysterious package addressed to the descendants of an unknown man, would you open it? That's the question a church in Michigan now faces after they recently cracked open a time capsule from 1912, and found something they couldn't quite explain. » 11/25/13 4:48pm 11/25/13 4:48pm

Man Steals Computer From Church, Asks If They'll Remove Porn Block

Stealing computers is bad—everybody already knows that. And stealing from a church (or any non-profit institution for that matter) is extra bad. But if you must steal a computer from a church—especially one you're a member of—don't call up the software blocking company and ask if they'll remove the porn filter. As… » 8/08/13 1:00pm 8/08/13 1:00pm

What's Inside the Vatican's Black and White Smoke Signal for a New Pope?

The Vatican needs to find a new Pope. And to notify the world of when a new Pope is chosen, the papal conclave will communicate through smoke signal. Black smoke means they haven't found a Pope, white smoke (or "fumata bianca") would mean that there is a new Pope. So what's inside the smoke? » 3/13/13 1:00am 3/13/13 1:00am

Steve Jobs Set to Unveil the iChurch? Er, No

Just when you thought the iPhone's Giz-induced alternative moniker, the JesusPhone, was about to fade into obscurity, a Texas church has seen reason to bring it back. The Colleyville establishment has plastered a massive sign on one of its walls that is mightily reminiscent of the iPhone, with some rather interesting… » 1/21/08 8:00am 1/21/08 8:00am