Archive: Dec 2012



What Child is This? – Conclusion

By Sarah Clarkson

The spice of it caught their notice first. As they entered the chapel for the Christmas Eve service, they lifted their noses to scent the air like a pack of curious hounds. The dim place was fragrant with the sharp green Read More ›

“I Come to Bury Keats, Not to Praise Him.”

By Doug McKelvey

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” –John Keats

“Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Merry Christmas, Rabbits!

By Andrew Peterson

Justin Gerard created this Christmas card a few years ago and posted it on his site today. It was too good not to repost here, in light of our rodential leanings. Thanks, Justin, and all you Rabbit Roomers for another great year. Read More ›

What Child is This – Part Three

By Sarah Clarkson

His breath made a rope of mist in the icy air. Like a dancer, it whirled and climbed toward the brightening sky as Father Jonas turned two merry little twirls beneath it. His old bones were stiff in the bitter cold of Read More ›

When Advent Fails

By Thomas McKenzie

Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an Read More ›

What Child is This? – Part Two

By Sarah Clarkson

For a child reared in the back alleys and knotted lanes of East London, to slip unnoticed out a window as dawn breathed blue beneath the stars was easy as taking a breath. The man and woman in the next room Read More ›

A Last Time for Everything

By Pete Peterson

Today was a hard day. Ben Shive’s “A Last Time for Everything,” kept running through my head as I watched the news updates from Connecticut. In Ben’s book, The Cymbal Crashing Clouds, he tells the Read More ›

This rush of wings afar

By Lanier Ivester

Tell us, ye birds, why come ye here,
Into this stable, poor and drear?
Hast’ning we seek the newborn King,
And all our sweetest music bring. Read More ›

What Child is This? – Part One

By Sarah Clarkson

Father Eric knelt to pray in the college chapel just before Evensong a few days before Christmas. The long, high dark of the church leapt away behind him, a dusk he used to love for the star-like glimmer of the Read More ›

Gondor Needs A King

By Thomas McKenzie

“At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the peoples of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:30, TNIV

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Mugs!

By The Rabbit Room

Just in time for Christmas, we’ve got a new batch of mugs in the store. Supplies are VERY limited (there are fewer than forty), so get ’em while they last. We’ve secured some special shipping boxes that we hope Read More ›

The Legacy of Flannery O’Connor: A Conversation with Jonathan Rogers

By Pete Peterson

Trevin Wax (is it just me or does that sound like a Jedi name), with The Gospel Coalition, recently put up a great interview with Jonathan Rogers in which they discuss O’Connor’s work and Jonathan’s new book, Read More ›