Archive: Oct 2007

What’s in a Name? (warning: graphic Biblical content)

By Ron Block

A name is more than a convenient handle; it’s an identity. My family names, the lineage of my father and mother, contain both good and evil – remnants of the Fall. Read More ›

The Road to Ensenada, Lyle Lovett

By Russ Ramsey

“He’s so…asymmetrical.” This was how a friend of mine once described his introduction to Lyle Lovett. My first introduction to Lyle was through the tabloids wondering how he Read More ›

Known and Loved

By Evie Coates

bootsThe 7:30 “you’re-late” mark whizzed past me as I got ready for school on Tuesday morning, and I hurriedly twisted my hair into two little unruly knobs behind my ears. I wasn’t particularly thrilled about my appearance, but pulled on my shiny black rain boots and ran out the door. As I braved the crosswalk in the rain with many maple-syrup-scented, mussy-haired children, I was cheerily greeted by a girl named Julia. Whenever Julia sees me, she says nothing but looks askance at me, smiles big and throws her arms open in expectation of the hug that always follows. Our little embrace shifted the path of an otherwise unpleasant morning. Read More ›

A Balm in Gilead

By Jason Gray

I just finished a book that upon closing it, I felt like it finished me in a sense. A quiet meditative book that reached down and stirred the deep waters in me. It’s Marilynne Read More ›

A Work of Art?

By Pete Peterson

Next to my name on the front page of the Rabbit Room it claims that I’m a boatwright. That’s a bit of a stretch in my mind; building boats is something I’ve done little enough of Read More ›

Stuart Duncan

By Andrew Peterson

I haven’t figured out a way to link my other blog ( to this one, so I’ll just include the video here. To read more about good ol’ Stuart Duncan, read here. Read More ›

Outing Dumbledore

By Jason Gray

Well shoot. Here I was trying to come to Harry Potter’s defense and help assure Christians they have little to worry about with these books, and then J.K. Rowling goes and outs Read More ›

Gift + Desire + Faith = Art

By Ron Block

Most of us began by desire; at some point we desired a guitar or banjo, or wanted to write stories or essays or songs, or we longed to paint. My son loves to draw; his desire is a full- Read More ›

Photographs: Andrew Osenga

By Russ Ramsey

Do you have any CD’s in your collection that will be forever associated with some event or season of life—like the soundtrack to your last high school summer or what you listened to Read More ›

The Holding Pattern

By Curt McLey

Returning from a convention on the West coast, my Continental Airlines flight began to circle Denver. Upon landing, my business partner and I would switch planes for the last Read More ›

I Am Not Insane

By Pete Peterson

Today, in the middle of a conversation, I realized that the man I was speaking to was insane. This gentleman, whom I have known for quite some time, without warning began to tell me Read More ›

Behold the Lamb of God, 2004

By Russ Ramsey

“Jesus thrown everything off balance.”

So says Flannery O’Connor’s Misfit in her short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” It’s as true as the globe tilts and spins on its axis. To understand why, you need to hear, really hear, Read More ›

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