Stephen Lamb



Walk On: The Witness of U2

By Stephen Lamb

Before U2 returned to Nashville last week—thirty years having passed since the last time they performed here—Matthew Perryman Jones decided to get some friends together to play some of Read More ›

JJ Heller – When I’m With You

By Stephen Lamb

A lot has happened with JJ Heller in the two years since we reviewed her last album, Painted Red. JJ and Dave’s daughter, Lucy, was born a couple months after the album released, and then around this time last year, a contestant Read More ›

Winter’s Bone

By Stephen Lamb

A poetic, hard, empathizing look at a rugged community in the Ozarks, where almost everyone you know is related in some way, and meth–cooking it, distributing it, and using it–surrounds you. Read More ›

Acting Out Our Hopes and Yearnings

By Stephen Lamb

Listening to Walter Brueggemann, it is impossible not to feel a sense of history. At 76 years old, as arguably the preeminent Old Testament scholar of our day, Brueggemann has written more than 58 books, many about the prophets of old. To hear him talk is to become convinced that you’re Read More ›

The Promise of Redemption in the World of Rockstars

By Stephen Lamb

Walking out of the theater after viewing Crazy Heart, I knew I needed to write about it, at least to help figure out why I loved it, if nothing else. Knowing that Curt also appreciated Read More ›

Hear No Evil

By Stephen Lamb

In his new book Hear No Evil: My Story of Innocence, Music, and the Holy Ghost, releasing February 16th from WaterBrook Press, Matthew Paul Turner tells the story of the time God called Read More ›

Brennan Manning and the Dun Cow

By Stephen Lamb

One of the books a friend gave me for Christmas was Brennan Manning’s The Furious Longing of God. As I was reading the last chapter a couple days ago, I came across this paragraph: “By Read More ›

Katy Bowser: Coal Train Railroad

By Stephen Lamb

“Kids deserve good music too.” That’s the philosophy behind the fantastic new record from Katy Bowser, Chris Donohue, and friends, Coal Train Railroad. Continuing in the grand Read More ›

Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

By Stephen Lamb

Near the end of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors: Blue, the central character of this masterpiece of French cinema, Julie, played by Juliette Binoche, encounters another woman Read More ›

On (movies about) Food, Cooking, and Locavores

By Stephen Lamb

“Smoked pork chop, brined in tequila and chipotle, served with poblano skillet corn, haricot vert, and oaxacan molé.”

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On Truth and Parables

By Stephen Lamb

In the front flap of Peter Rollins‘ new book, The Orthodox Heretic and Other Impossibles Tales, he writes: “Religious writing is usually designed to make the truth of faith clear, Read More ›

Mahler’s 6th Symphony and Psalm 88

By Stephen Lamb

Okay, seeing as how we have had posts here on the Rabbit Room about westerns, vampires, rock stars, chimps, Michigan, fame, banjo players, apples, poetry, and who knows what else, I figured it was high time for a post about Read More ›