COMMENTARY: ‘Gothic piles’ no longer necessary for finding faith

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Riverside Church in New York City, located on Riverside Drive and 120th Street near Columbia University  where Harlem and the Upper West Side meet. According to the church's website, the 20-floor tower houses the largest turned bell in the world. Religion News Service file photo

Riverside Church in New York City, located on Riverside Drive and 120th Street near Columbia University where Harlem and the Upper West Side meet. According to the church's website, the 20-floor tower houses the largest turned bell in the world. Religion News Service file photo

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(RNS) Faith is about our assemblies, not the place of our assembling. It is about touches we share, words we exchange, sighs too deep for words, questions beyond answering, yearnings that draw us outside ourselves.