This post is from the defunct blog “Dying Church”
This is striking, not because of what it says, but because it was written in 1947 by Carl Henry in his book The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism:
The day has now come for evangelicalism to rethink its whole building program. By tremendous outlay of funds, most church communities provide a worship structure which usually stands idle except for two Sunday services and a midweek prayer meeting, if the latter. No secular steward could long be happy about such a minimal use of facilities representing so disproportionate an investment. Out of the modern crisis may come a better stewardship.