On temples and tools
Matthew Lee Anderson at Mere Orthodoxy describes a
shift within evangelicalism from communion to communication. While communion is about the proper relationship of persons, communication (a derivative term, though not a bad one) is about the proper transfer of information.
On that theme, I’ll just drop here a link to Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church, in which Metropolitan John Zizioulas defines personhood relationally. Or, as Elder Sophrony Sakharov used to say, “I love, therefore I am.”
The quote above on communion vs. communication, I found in a link from The silence of technology: Presence precedes tools:
“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man.”
That’s Paul, who knew a little about the God who made the world. But the abrogation of the temple is a thread running through the New Testament..