Archive: Dec 2016



Our Favorite Books of 2016

By The Rabbit Room

Here we are at the end of 2016, and here we are with our list of the books we enjoyed the most (movies and music to follow). Happy New Year! Read More ›

The Syntax and Semantics of Serenity

By Pete Peterson

Serenity (the capstone of Joss Whedon’s Firefly series) is one of my all time favorite movies. It’s part epic western, part epic sci-fi, and all classic Whedon wit. Check out this video that breaks down some of the reasons why it all works so well. Read More ›

Gods & Rabbits: How Watership Down Leads Believers and Writers to Freedom

By Pete Peterson

Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, creator of Fiver and Bigwig and Hazel and an entire rabbit vocabulary, died yesterday at the ripe old age of 96. Earlier this year at Hutchmoot 2016, Jeffrey Overstreet led a session inspired by Watership Down, and in remembrance of Mr. Adams, we’ve pulled the talk out of the archives. Thanks to Jeffrey for letting us post it. Thanks to Richard Adams for the stories.

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Adventures in Ink with Stephen Hesselman

By Pete Peterson

If you were at Hutchmoot this year, I hope you had time to appreciate the wealth of talented illustrators in attendance. Every year there seems to be a couple more of these guys sitting at the table drawing and painting and being awesome.  Read More ›

Advent Week Four: Love

By Jonny Jimison

We’re wrapping up our Advent series with a painting by Ben Schipper. Merry Christmas from the Rabbit Room! Rejoice – the Lord has come! Read More ›

Christ-Haunted Japan: Mako Fujimura on Silence and Beauty

By Jonathan Rogers

In the previous podcast, we talked with Thomas McKenzie about the novel Silence. In this podcast, we sit down with Mako Fujimura to discuss the the film and his book Silence and Beauty.

Listen here.

The Defenseless Child

By Matt Conner

A recent discussion among friends was really more of a lament. Christmas feels odd this year, we said.

That’s not really true. “Odd” is the wrong word. Maybe “sorrowful” or at least some reflection of the idea that it doesn’t feel, well, Christmas-y. Whatever that means. Read More ›

Jill Phillips Reflects on Her New Hymns Project: Lead Me Home

By Matt Conner

I think I speak for most of us here at the Rabbit Room when I say that Jill Phillips’ songs have provided hope and healing at several key moments over the years. Ever since I heard the refrain of Read More ›

Liturgy of the Ordinary

By Jennifer Trafton

What if I told you I just read a book that made brushing my teeth feel like a holy act? I actually got all weepy over them. My teeth, I mean.

But to explain why, I need to back up about eight years. Read More ›

Advent Week Three: Joy!

By Jonny Jimison

Week three of Advent at The Rabbit Room pairs a sonnet by Lanier Ivester with visuals by Jonny Jimison. Read More ›

(Re) Remembering What We Mean

By Doug McKelvey

Author’s Note: Last May (2016) I enlisted Jamin Still’s visual genius and together we launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring our picture book, The Wishes of the Fish King, to print as a Rabbit Room Press project. Read More ›

Champagne For The Soul: Rediscovering God’s Gift Of Joy

By Eric Peters

For the past several years, I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to play an annual concert. It is the only annual show I have, which is fewer than many artists, yet one more than a lot of other folks, I realize. Read More ›