Rachel M. Srubas takes aim at what she calls the Death of Church movement. The drivers of this movement write books and blog posts and are on the speaker circuit predicting the end of the church as we know it and pointing to the rise of the nones (people who have no formal religious association). “My problem is, I love the doomed, decaying, institutional church. . . . I love the people and the steeple, the Word and the sacraments, the polity and the potlucks, the hymnals and even some of the committee meetings.” Srubas suggests that people who focus on news about the dying church ought to take up the discipline of visiting the dying old people who are the ones keeping the faith and fulfilling their stewardship pledges. “They grant me a glimpse of life lived close to its end, close to its Maker,” writes Srubas (Weavings, February/March/April).