I’m thinking of options for an emblem for the new church I’m planning. It should be
- distinctively Christian, but not a clichÃ©
- simple enough for someone to draw free-hand (a standard I’ve seen for picking out graphically-successful flags)
- correctly displayed in black and white
I’ve suggested the heptagram before, but that’s a bit obscure. I’m warming up to a knotted cross.
- they’re used in Ethiopia (consider this lovely one) and Armenia, the two earliest countries to adopt Christianity.
- they may have influenced Celtic knot themes.
- they’re graphically interesting.
- the woven character is also a vibrant image of the interconnectness of humanity and creation.
- the squared-off design has a modern look.
Ah, but the cross as I envision it doesn’t exist as such as a logo. I’ve seen styles I like made a processional crosses, but these are obviously artefacts and in any case the lower (southward) bar it taken up with the place where it’s mounded on a staff.
I imagine something not unlike four Endless Knots — itself a Tibetan Buddhist emblem — Â interlinked in some way at the middle.
If I can be drawn with forty interstices, that would be rather auspicious.
I have always liked the dover leaving the open hands. Think it represents liberal Christianity well.
The gifts and freedom of life in the Spirit…