Contents - How Firm a Foundation? Churches Face the Future

From the Dean’s Desk

Back to the Future: “Retraditioning” in the Church Today – Martin B. Copenhaver

A New Apostolic Moment – Anthony B. Robinson

Finding Our Voices Again – Lillian Daniel

Faith Futures – An Interview with Mark Chaves

The Hospitality Imperative – Peter W. Marty

Reclaiming Godly Wonder – Thomas H. Troeger

Small Churches in the Big Picture – William Imes

Congregational Power and Grace in a Hostile Culture – Dwight Andrews

“Old Forms are Passing Away” – Panelists at the Spring 2009 YDS Conference on the Future of Congregational Life

Sacred Space in Cyberspace – Kimberly Knight

Seven Things Congregations Have Taught Me about Preaching – Leonora Tubbs Tisdale

The Hundred-Year Transition: From Protestant Privilege to Cultural Pluralism – John Lindner

Breaking Through the Screen of Cliché – Nora Gallagher

“What We Sing Goes Deep into Memory” – An Interview with Siobhán Garrigan and Patrick Evans

Whose Story? What Script? The Dramas of Small-Church Life – Lew Parks

A “Mixed Economy” of Church in a Post-Christian Marketplace – Becky Garrison

From the Editor: Minor-Key Theology


“The Beauty of the Sound of the Bells” – Thomas H. Troeger

“The Altar,” “The Church-floor” – George Herbert

“Water” – Philip Larkin

“I Am a Little Church” – E. E. Cummings

“The Pastor’s Wife Considers Theology” – Nola Garrett