I belong to a baptist church as well and have noticed the same thing. I think to some extent the incorporation of Near Eastern elements would be helpful but not all of them. I really enjoy seeing stained glass windows and how beautiful many cathedrals are and wish that would be more present in Christian churches today. It seems like newer church buildings are built like movie theaters/stadiums, rather than a place to worship God. I do think it is important to have a space that honors God and reflects the one we are worshipping. Thank you for sharing!