Profligate Grace? Tokens? It’s About ‘Durn’ Time

I’ve been in a big-time Southern mood of late. Spending quality time with the folks in NC while I work some theatre gigs is bringing the ‘Southerness’ out of me. So, that ‘durn’ is for you mom. I still contend your Nazarene pastor thinks it’s a swear word (you better not be dancing or doing any ‘mixed bathing’ either). Anyway, I was saying it’s about ‘durn’ time . . . that Profligate Grace and Tokens interviewed... Read More

“A Faith Not Worth Fighting For” (is coming to get you)

The first volume of our three volume set in The Peaceable Kingdom Series is almost ready for release (June 1st, now make sure you check out that link for a suh-weet website). Below is a short review from the fine people at Publisher’s Weekly (note, this time I refer to them as ‘fine’ as opposed to my previous rant nailing them for their occasional habit of, seemingly, not reading the books they review). A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked... Read More

“Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do? Whatcha Gonna Do When Yoder Comes For You?” (Five Questions with Tobias Winright)

Tobias Winright, PhD (University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Theological Ethics at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.  He is the coauthor of After the Smoke Clears: The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice as well as the editor of Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment. He is also a former law enforcement officer who was John Howard Yoder’s graduate assistant for two years at Notre Dame. The man clearly knows how to... Read More

The Billionaires Toast (Roast? Compost? Live on the Coast? Parasitic Host? Wish I Had That Money By My Bedpost?)

Led by Professor of Christian Ethics, Amy Laura Hall, a number of Duke Divinity students decided to give a little “toast” to those fine men and women at my lovely Alma mater (Go Duke!) who have found themselves worthy, in a time of great economic downfall, of bonuses. And I don’t mean a ‘wee’ Christmas bonus (I’ve been reading Ennis’ ‘Highland Laddie’–so, I get all Scottish on occasion).  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRp5krLbCv4] Watch... Read More

Five Questions with Amy Laura Hall

Amy Laura Hall is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University. She has written a number of books including the soon to be classic, Conceiving Parenthood: American Protestantism and The Spirit of Reproduction. She also raises holy hell like nobody’s business. For this reason, it’s time for “Five Questions” with Amy Laura Hall. 1) What’s it like having double x chromosomes? Tricky, scary, and fun. I learned during my first months in the... Read More