Archive: Jul 2015



Let Kids Fight Evil So They Can Be Heroes

By Joe Sutphin

In the early to mid ’80s, I was a boy in a family where I was allowed to have a He-Man action figure, but not Skeletor. I could play with Lion-O but not Mumm-Ra. I don’t know, maybe they could Read More ›

Johnson Reel 100B

By Rebecca Reynolds

It’s a Johnson Century reel, model number 100B, made in the U.S.A. It used to be my Dad’s—the reel I used when I went fishing as a kid. Read More ›

Creativity: Spiritual Battle and Spiritual Discipline, Part Two

By Lanier Ivester

[Read Part I here.]

One of the boundaries that has helped me integrate my creativity and my spirituality is the sister- Read More ›

Creating a Picture Book: Part I – The Beginning

By Jamin Still

Over the years people have encouraged me to do a picture book. I love to paint and I love to write, so why not put those things together? And I’ve wanted to, but I simply haven’t. Other projects have Read More ›

Discussion: Favorite Music of 2015 (So Far)

By Jen Rose Yokel

Usually by the end of the year, the Internet floods with the best of everything lists. When the time comes to make said lists, I imagine I’m not the only one who feels like Read More ›

England: Day Seven

By Eric Peters

[Day One]
[Day Two]
[Day Three]
[Day Four]
[Day Five: Part One]
[Day Five: Part Two]
[Day Six] Read More ›

Release Day: Everlasting Is the Past

By The Rabbit Room

When we asked Walter Wangerin Jr. to speak at Hutchmoot 2010, we scarcely imagined that he’d accept our invitation, much less that in a few short years Rabbit Room Press would publish his Read More ›

Chris Slaten & Arthur Alligood — A House Show and the Magic of Stories

By Sarah Geil

“So, what’s your story, Hannah?”

The magic of North Wind Manor settled close as one of the guests asked the question of another. Read More ›

Why I Can’t Stop Listening to David Gray

By Andrew Peterson

I bet you’ve heard the song “Babylon” by David Gray. It’s the kind of song that immediately draws you in, and the first time you hear it you know it’ll be around for a long time. “Let go of your heart, Read More ›

The Slow Growth of Ideas, Part 2

By Chris Yokel

Read the first part of this series here.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend my first writing conference. Having never been to Read More ›

Myth—Behind the Scenes: A Tapestry of Story

By Anastina McKelvey

When a musical is constructed with attention to detail and integrity, the dialogue, acting, and music score spin their own complex stories that weave together the overall plot. They underpin the Read More ›

Here Comes Sing the Bible Vol. 2

By Randall Goodgame

This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

I’ve known that Bible verse as long as I can remember, because I’ve always known the song. It was Read More ›