Archive: Nov 2008



Virtual Advent Wreath, Week 1 – The Silence of the Priest

By Russ Ramsey

Welcome to the Rabbit Room Virtual Advent Wreath.  Over the course of the next several weeks leading up to Christmas, we will be posting a series of meditations focused on the story of Jesus’ birth from the Read More ›

Wendell Berry Reminds Us How To Be A Poet

By Jason Gray

A friend of mine knowing that I’ve been suffering from writer’s block for the past several months sent this to me, a poem by one of my favorite authors about the writing of poetry.  I’ll add one thought but Read More ›

Living Between Two Advents—The Rabbit Room’s Virtual Advent Wreath

By Russ Ramsey

Over the course of the next several weeks leading up to Christmas, we are going to offer a series of weekly posts to tell again the story of the birth of Christ, and we’re going to offer them as a sort of a “Virtual Read More ›

The Advent Wreath and How to Make One

By Russ Ramsey

Families, bible study groups, home fellowships and churches can easily make advent a part of their corporate celebration of Christmas. The following is a template you can follow in order to adapt the Read More ›

Climbing Capernaum

By Eric Peters

The boy’s legs were useless.

He could write and speak his name perfectly well (Brett), he could use his young hands to grip the braided Read More ›

Every Teacher Is An Art Teacher

By Russ Ramsey

There is a scene in the film A River Runs Through It where the narrator, Norman Maclean, describes his education, saying, “I attended the school of the Reverend Maclean. He taught nothing but reading and Read More ›

A Reminder of Why

By Matt Conner

It’s a beautiful thing to be reminded of why we do what we do and why we love what we love. I recently spent the weekend in Spokane, Washington (a lovely part of the country) speaking to some high school Read More ›

The Top Ten Moments of Resurrection Letters, Volume 2

By Curt McLey

 

Resurrection Letters, Volume II is artful and beautiful. We’ve come to expect that from Andrew Peterson’s work, haven’t we? Like magnet to steel, we detect a divine pull. With the rising sun, the voice of beauty Read More ›

Dubious Honor

By Russ Ramsey

Disclaimer: You may read this and want to defend Andrew Peterson.  I assure you, that won’t be necessary.  I read On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness with my son and we loved it.  Also, I’ve spent Read More ›

A Fragile Paradise

By S. D. Smith

It is one of the ironies of Appalachia that beautiful, changing, fall leaves create a scene that is Edenic just before the bitter winter comes. As it is difficult to enjoy a Sunday night when Monday’s work is already Read More ›

All Saints Day

By Jill Phillips

This past Sunday was All Saints Day, the day in the liturgical church calendar we remember and honor those who have died in the Lord.  This has always been a really meaningful service for me, but this year I Read More ›

A.W. Tozer: Shooting From The Hip

By Ron Block

From The Best of A.W. Tozer:

“No man is better for knowing that God so loved the world of men that He gave His only begotten Son to Read More ›