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Profligate Grace Notes from an Irreverent Reverend (and Friends)

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Profligate Grace · 1Y ago

My Father’s Uncle

I am very grateful to share these reflections by my own father, about his uncle.  My father shared these words at my great-uncle’s funeral.  I myself only visited with Uncle D a few times, b...
Profligate Grace · 1Y ago

Someday at Christmas

This essay first appeared on January 1, 2017 in the Herald-Sun. WRAL radio began playing Christmas songs around Thanksgiving. I have been singing favorites and learning new ones. One song fr...
Profligate Grace · 1Y ago

Brokeback Mountain and Moonlight, with Love

This essay was published in the Durham Herald-Sun on Sunday, December 4, 2016.   When my older daughter was at Riverside High, the theater program performed “The Laramie Project,” a collabor...
Profligate Grace · 1Y ago

The National Anthem Protest Matters

This essay originally appeared in the Durham Herald-Sun on Sunday, November 6, 2016 I listen to sports radio while running errands. This helps me follow what fans are being told to care abou...
Profligate Grace · 1Y ago

Syllabus for War Class 2017

War in the Christian Tradition Amy Laura Hall Mondays 2:30-5:00   January 11 “Blackwater as Ecclesiological Problem” (8 of 25 on this site) https://issuu.com/prismmagazine/docs/on_being_the_...
Profligate Grace · 1Y ago

Holy Pride

This essay first appeared in the October 2, 2016 issue of the Durham Herald-Sun. http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/columnists/amy_laura_hall/ Years ago, I was at a concert downtown to hear a ...
Profligate Grace · 1Y ago

A sermon for the seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

This is Amy Laura typing.  I am so very grateful that The Rev. Dr. Kara N. Slade has agreed to allow me to post this sermon.  Her words continually help me to remember whose I am.    The Rev...
Profligate Grace · 1Y ago

The Naked Emperor and Labor Unions

This essay originally appeared in the September 4, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) edition of the Durham Herald-Sun.  I have been working for two years on a project to encourage people of faith to ...
Profligate Grace · 1Y ago

Love, and Kierkegaard

This is a first draft of an essay on “love” for a new volume, The T&T Clark Companion to the Theology of Kierkegaard to be published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark, edited by David Gouwens and Aaro...
Profligate Grace · 1Y ago

Why I Teach a Dead Danish Philosopher

When people find out I teach at Duke, they often ask what I teach. Given that I teach classes ranging from “War and Masculinity,” “Sexual Ethics,” “The Love Commandment,” and classes on medi...