Archive: Jul 2011



A Moving Post: Our Story Goes On

By S. D. Smith

The setting for the story of our life is changing. We’re moving. It’s not the biggest, most daring move. We’re not traveling 8,000 miles to live in Africa (as my parents did with us when I was a kid). We’re moving about 100 feet. We Read More ›

Video of the Day: Melanie Penn

By Pete Peterson

Melanie Penn has been in the studio lately working with Ben Shive on a whole bunch of new songs that I can’t wait to hear and she’s just released the video for “Ordinary Day” from her first album Wake Up Love. Read More ›

Josh Garrels: Love & War & The Sea In Between

By Matt Conner

Farther along we’ll know all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brothers, live in the sunshine
We’ll understand this all by and by Read More ›

The Dream of the Rood

By D. S. Martin

The Dream of the Rood (the Cross) is, according to The Norton Anthology of English Literature, “the finest of a rather large number of religious poems in Old English.” It is one of the oldest works of Old English surviving today. Read More ›

What We’ve Learned from Harry (Part 2): The Fantasy Tradition

By Travis Prinzi

“Harry Potter is a Hobbit.” That was the title of a 2004 article by Dr. Amy H. Sturgis, friend and scholar. It was the thesis that captured my imagination about Harry more than any other. Rowling’s relationship to Tolkien is Read More ›

The Power of Stories

By Randall Goodgame

For years I’ve been making up stories for my kids at bedtime. It started with the two older kids when they were four and six and sharing a room, and at first all the stories were unrelated. Maybe a Read More ›

Song of the Day: Andrew Osenga

By Pete Peterson

I don’t like ball games (baseball, football, or any other ball) but I’m forced to admit that they’re good fodder Read More ›

Art House America: “Voices”

By Eric Peters

I recently wrote a piece for Art House America titled “Voices.” I hear voices. I suspect you do, too. With that sneaky suspicion in mind, I thought a handful of you Rabbit Roomers might care to read Read More ›

Sigh Not So

By S. D. Smith

It’s a dangerous thing to be alive, where temptations to think we’re better than others are everywhere. Temptations to believe we deserve more, ubiquitous. Sinful pride is part of our awful Read More ›

Conquering Doubt

By Janna

Doubt usually springs on me right after I’ve finished writing. When I sit down to revise, I find myself thinking: You are only thirty-four years old. Who gives a hoot ‘n holler what you think or Read More ›

Harry Potter, Jesus, and Me

By Andrew Peterson

I’m a fan of the Harry Potter books. There. I said it. Whenever I visit a bookstore I can’t resist a walk through the Young Readers section, where my heart flutters at cover illustrations of dragons Read More ›

What We’ve Learned from Harry (Part 1)

By Travis Prinzi

It’s been a weird 14 years. Way back in 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone, for Americans, because Scholastic thought we were too dumb for philosophy) was released. In a few Read More ›