The authors of this volume aren't interested in a dying Church. We aren't interested in hearing about declining attendance, spiritual apathy, or the incompatibility of faith and reason. We've grown up hearing that the Church must either reinvent or perish in the face of all these things- it gets repetitive, and it doesn't preach.
After two years at Saint Hilda’s House I am starting to do things for the last time. This past Sunday was the last Compline of the year, and no matter how many times I come back to New Haven in the future, this was my last Compline as a Hildan. I was able to do something I had not so secretly wanted to do for a long time; I lay down in the choir and became completely enshrouded in the darkness, smells and sounds of the service. In the coming weeks, I’ll do several more ventures for the last time, saying goodbye to friends, moving out of the rectory, and attending a service at Christ Church for the last time as a Hildan.