Not to long ago I posted a poll on "Which direction should the church face." I posted a variety of answers and some question was raised over one answer which was "towards Mecca". The reason that I put that answer there was based on a real situation that Christians face in Islamic Countries. All worshippers at mosque face Mecca, often there temples are faced that way also. Yet what happens to those who convert from Islam to Christianity in oppressive situations like this. It is obviously all or nothing when a muslim is baptised into Christianity. So which way do churches face in Islamic Countries? There is much debate on that subject. Some want the church to face Mecca to help people in transition, others want the church to face Jerusalem in perception of Jesus returning there. Others say the church should just face a main road or similar. Yet it is important to understand that the way the church faces in these countries is an important cultural issue that we are not always aware of. So what does the church do? Interestingly what is working is an old style of seating used in the early days prior to the civil war in the U.S, many churches have the pews in a square or a circle, the church faces one another. Christ is in all of us, not in a place on earth. When we face one another we are facing Christ. I would like very much to see churches in the west reembrace that concept, I think it could very much add to the community aspect of church.