Alec Hynes ’13

Major: Theatre and Religion. Hometown: Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Johnson Fellow in Performance Studies

L'Abri Fellowship | Greatham, England

Week 8:
L’Abri Fellowship

August 10, 2012 | I have grown fond L’Abri.  The countryside is ever lush.  The conversations are lively; the community is filled with good people, all in different places and on different journeys.  L’Abri presses you into close living quarters and rigid routine, and the result is outbound growth that affects your interactions with others in and out of […]

Week 7:
L’Abri Fellowship

August 3, 2012 | The first breakfast back from Iceland, and I got into a long conversation with the author of the first book I read at L’Abri.  Ellis Potter is a brilliant man who has not only studied many faiths throughout the world, but was himself a Zen Buddhist monk before eventually converting to Christianity.  He has ample […]

Week 6:
L’Abri Fellowship

July 27, 2012 | The last evening before we left for Iceland was a Friday night lecture.  There are two weekly lectures at L’Abri: Tuesday night, which is the L’Abri community and usually a worker, and Friday night, in which we invite the local community into our own community, and all sit before a guest lecturer.  Both include long […]

Week 5:
L’Abri Fellowship

July 20, 2012 | I’ve talked with a few other students, and I’m traveling with two of them to a place I’ve dreamed of going to since high school: Iceland.  I’m filled to brimming with excitement!  I’ve also grabbed several plays at a local used book store, including Edward Bond, whose views on theatrical violence and human power structures […]

Week 4:
L’Abri Fellowship

July 12, 2012 | The rain has been almost incessant here, which I’ve heard is the opposite from the heat wave back in the states.  I guess I should stop complaining!  This week’s lectures struck me regarding community and the way we interact with others in everyday living.  The first lecture paralleled our volunteer dishwashing system to the humility […]

Week 3:
L’Abri Fellowship

July 5, 2012 | Sparked by a comment I disagreed with in a conversation with a L’Abri student – namely that Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a dismissive critique of Christianity –  I went to the tape library at L’Abri and dug up a 6 part lecture on the Theatre of the Absurd.  The lecturer is Francis Schaeffer, […]

Week 2:
L’Abri Fellowship

June 28, 2012 | Following  a couple of meetings with my site mentor, Dr. Jim Paul, and several guest lectures, I’ve started looking into modern apologetics.  This is an area more related to the Christian Studies aspect of my Fellowship, but it is having profound effects on the way I’m approaching both my Artsitic Statement and the conceptualization of […]

Week 1:
L’Abri Fellowship

June 23, 2012 | After the joyous experience of being held up at customs for half an hour on my journey to Greatham, I finally arrived in the intensely green pastoral fields of Liss.  I didn’t even notice the heavy suitcases I was lugging on my 40 minute walk to L’Abri from the train station because I was so […]