Archive: Aug 2012



Pre-Order: The Terrible Speed of Mercy (Signed)

By The Rabbit Room

“Many of my ardent admirers would be roundly shocked and disturbed if they realized that everything I believe is thoroughly moral, thoroughly Catholic, and that it is these beliefs that give my work its chief characteristics.”
–Flannery O’Connor

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The Story We Tell Ourselves (Part 1)

By Jason Gray

A part of what draws us to this peculiar treasure of a community called the Rabbit Room is a shared love of stories and storytelling. We are a bookish and thoughtful tribe who believe a book is more than something Read More ›

Album Release: Light for the Lost Boy

By Jonathan Rogers

Two years ago Andrew Peterson posted an essay here on the Rabbit Room in which he describes the experience of reading Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s novel The Yearling. Read More ›

Environmental Friction

By Matt Conner

Every year, there was a slight exodus from the church that I pastored. Typically around the beginning of summer, a few members of our community, largely comprised of 18- to 35-year-olds, would venture out for the Great Plan that Read More ›

A Tree Grows in the Gutter

By Eric Peters

Some twelve feet above the ground, in a gutter attached to my neighbor’s roof, a maple tree struggles to grow. In early spring, I first notice the green of the sapling peeking above the gutter’s metal confines. Its Read More ›

Me and My Guitar and My Faith

By Travis Prinzi

I’ve been playing guitar for 20 years without really knowing how. I’ve written songs—lots of them. I’ve played in bands. I’ve just started a new one, actually. But I’ve mostly just hammered away on an acoustic Read More ›

We All Come From Somewhere, Part 2: Stryper, Nascar, Slow Dancing, and Irony.

By Russ Ramsey

(We All Come From Somewhere, Part 1.)

What did I think would happen? I suppose I hadn’t really thought about it. Still, what actually did happen came to me as a bit of a surprise. Read More ›

Hutchmoot 2012: Session List

By Pete Peterson

After much hand wringing and deliberation, the Hutchmoot 2012 session list is, at last, complete. I’m really excited about our line-up this year which includes good folks like N. D. Wilson, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Andi Read More ›

We All Come From Somewhere, Part 1: Throwing Bibles and Rocking People

By Russ Ramsey

“We will rock the hell out of you.” –Stryper

Last weekend when I heard about a certain concert happening in my city that night, I sent out a tweet that has been bugging me ever since. I twote: Read More ›

Light Shining in a Dark Place

By Travis Prinzi

I like scary stories, in case you couldn’t already tell. I believe George MacDonald was correct that we are to “make righteous use of the element of horror.” I recently had the honor and privilege of fleshing out these Read More ›

A Midwife of Ideas

By Matt Conner

Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.” -Jane Weideman

I’m a bit perplexed — perhaps even unsettled — about why the word picture of a midwife remains so striking to me. Read More ›

Kingdom Poets: Jukichi Yagi

By D. S. Martin

This poem is beautiful. Thanks, D.S. Martin, for continuing to draw our attention to these stewards of words. The Proprietor Read More ›