Wrestling the Giant: Why I Deleted Instagram

By Andrew Peterson

I deleted Instagram from my phone earlier this summer. A few months before that I did the same with the Facebook app. Our family went on a pretty big adventure for a few weeks, and more than once my instinct was to share a photo of it on social media, but when I realized the app wasn’t on my phone I felt a flash of frustration followed by a sigh of relief—then I moved on, happy to be fully present where I was, when I was, how I was with those I love most.

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Journey Into the Interior (from The Molehill, Vol. 5)

By Helena Sorensen

Heading south from Salt Lake City, you can drive for hours without seeing anything but rocks and scrub. The road is straight and flat, and the darkening April sky closes down on you like the cover of an old hardback.  Read More ›

Hutchmoot 2018 Presents: Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters & The Tokens Show

By Pete Peterson

We’re proud to announce that Hutchmoot 2018 will feature not one but TWO incredible events. On Thursday, October 4th, Hutchmoot will host Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters live with a full band. This show is free to Hutchmoot registrants and a limited number of seats are available to the public. Read More ›

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  • Wrestling the Giant: Why I Deleted Instagram

    By Andrew Peterson

    I deleted Instagram from my phone earlier this summer. A few months before that I did the same with the Facebook app. Our family went on a pretty big adventure for a few weeks, and more than once my instinct was to share a photo of it on social media, but when I realized the app wasn’t on my phone I felt a flash of frustration followed by a sigh of relief—then I moved on, happy to be fully present where I was, when I was, how I was with those I love most.

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    Rabbit Trails #7

    By Jonny Jimison

    Click through for this week’s edition of Jonny Jimison’s Rabbit Trails. Read More ›

    Spontaneous Human Combustion—What a Stroke of Luck!

    By Jonathan Rogers

    When I was a boy, I read a comic book about which I remember only one scene: the protagonists are being menaced by a bad guy with a gun. They get backed into a corner (literally, if memory serves, not figuratively), and just when it is obvious that there is no way they could possibly escape, the bad guy bursts into flames right before their eyes. One protagonist turns to the other and says, “Spontaneous human combustion: what a stroke of luck!”

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    Review: Rebecca Reynolds’ Courage, Dear Heart

    By Pete Peterson

    I’m a slow reader, and it’s rare that a writer comes along with a voice so captivating that I can’t stop reading. I finished this one in less than 24 hours (a real feat for me), and I’m just about to slip it onto my shelf of favorites right in between what I consider its spiritual forebears: Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and Robert Farrar Capon’s The Supper of the Lamb. Read More ›

  • Rabbit Reads Book Group: Culture Making, Week Two

    By Jen Rose Yokel

    Welcome to Week 2 of The Rabbit Reads Book Group – Culture Making. This week, we’re looking at Chapters 3-5.

    A couple weeks ago while preparing for this read-through of Culture Making, I posed two questions on the RR Forum: “What do you think of when you hear the word ‘culture’? And what was your relationship to culture when you were growing up?” The answers weren’t surprising…

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    An Interview With A. S. Peterson: Frankenstein (Part II)

    By Drew Miller

    In case you haven’t heard, A. S. Peterson (aka Pete Peterson) has written an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein for the stage. In Pete’s own words, “this is not your mama’s Frankenstein.” Show up to the play and you’ll find an eloquent Monster, theological questions of creation and death just as abounding as questions of scientific progress, and a Victor Frankenstein indelibly shaped by the drama of his family.

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    Two Laws

    By Helena Sorensen

    Two scenes stand out in memory: one a place of beginning, the other a place of understanding. In the first, a nineteen-year-old girl sits alone in her car on a summer afternoon, while the boy she loved walks away. She is hurting, and the feeling of rejection is intolerable. She is disgusted with herself, so she uses her pain as a catalyst for change—she will finally take control of her health.

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    God in the Dark: Rilke’s Prayers of a Young Poet

    By Chris Yokel

    I would like to beg of you, dear friend, as well as I can, to have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves.

    –Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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  • Back To School Bundles: Rabbit Room Store

    By The Rabbit Room

    The season of school is now upon us! To celebrate, we offer you a few of our favorite Rabbit Room books at reduced prices. Click through to learn more.

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    Rabbit Reads Book Group: Culture Making, Week One

    By Jen Rose Yokel

    Welcome to Week One of The Rabbit Reads Book Group: Culture Making. This week, we’re looking at the Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2. If you haven’t read all of that yet, no worries! Feel free to jump into the conversation whenever you can.

    Imagine for a moment that you’re an Earth human walking on Mars. What would you think on this alien world? You’re wandering around (not too far from whatever hypothetical spaceship you took there), encased in a suit of Earth materials, breathing Earth air. You might drag your boot through the red dust to leave a mark, test out the gravity, examine rocks. Maybe you thought you understood what you were getting into, but the foreign sky and landscape show all your studying from worlds away barely scratch the surface of what Mars is.

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    Let the Children Play

    By Jennifer Trafton

    In an early chapter of Henry and the Chalk Dragon, La Muncha Elementary School receives a visit from two mysterious people whom Henry hears referred to as “Bored Members” and who walk around in dark suits and glasses a la The Matrix, write things in their notebooks, and terrify the creatively repressed and desperately sycophantic principal.

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    The Gift of Imagination

    By Mark Meynell

    Just the mention in some Christian circles of Modern (capital M) Art (capital A) will guarantee glazed eyes, knowing smirks, and a handful on the edge ready to pounce.

    Someone may well mention the infamous “pile of bricks” bought for a fortune by London’s Tate Modern and they’ll pour scorn with words like “even my five-year-old could do that.” It won’t cut much ice to argue that their five-year-old could not have done that (as Susie Hodge has argued in her intriguing if a little uneven book from 2012, Why Your Five-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That.Neither will it help much to mention that the Tate Modern was the UK’s second most popular attraction in 2017, and that is despite being a decommissioned 1940s Power Station and containing only artworks made since 1900. Something about that place must be connecting with people! But let’s leave that to one side for now.

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Can We Call The Crucifixion Beautiful: Part II

Drew Miller discusses the question, “Can we call the Crucifixion beautiful?” with Danny Bryant, pastor of St. Mary of Bethany Anglican Parish, and Steve Guthrie, professor of Religion and the Arts at Belmont University.

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EPISODE 61

Drew Miller discusses the question, “Can we call the Crucifixion beautiful?” with Danny Bryant, pastor of St. Mary of Bethany Anglican Parish, and Steve Guthrie, professor of Religion and the Arts at Belmont University.

Can We Call The Crucifixion Beautiful: Part II

EPISODE 60

Drew Miller discusses the question, “Can we call the Crucifixion beautiful?” with Danny Bryant, pastor of St. Mary of Bethany Anglican Parish, and Steve Guthrie, professor of Religion and the Arts at Belmont University.

Can We Call The Crucifixion Beautiful: Part I

EPISODE 59

John Barber and Pete Peterson reveal and discuss their favorite 10 films of 2017 (and a few of their least favorites). Pete Peterson cheats.

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