Hutchmoot 2012 Sound Off


Whew. The floors have been swept, the trash collected, the lights dimmed, and the doors locked. The Moot has adjourned for the year. I’m finally home and sitting on my couch, and I’m more than a little wonderstruck by it all. I’m so tired, but I’m so, so full of gratitude and satisfaction. Everything went just about as well as one could hope, and more often than not it went one better.

I look forward to sharing the sessions in the form of posts and podcasts so that those who couldn’t attend can get a taste of what went on. But for right now, we’d like to hear from all of you. If you write a blog post of your own about your experience at Hutchmoot 2012, please link it in the comments here. If you aren’t a blogger, we still want to hear from you. So I’ll ask again what Stephen Trafton asked at the end of his Encountering Philippians performance on Sunday: You know you have been changed. How?

Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


  1. Jud

    My first favorite thing that happened at Hutchmoot is that my next three favorite things happened to Ryan, David, and Jacob. Those guys are a gift.

  2. Jud

    I guess I should add that how I was changed by this year’s meeting was that I now get less joy from how I’m changing than from how my friends are being changed.

  3. Lou

    So beautiful it all was. I keep skipping back through my mind reminded of all the rich moments and the oh so many surprises. “Reveille” rekindled a love for rock that I’ve oh so missed and Phil dug deep to the heart of what God wants from me… heart… heart. Thanks for such a time, I can’t wait to give it away.

  4. Bruce Hennigan

    Still processing.
    Thinking on Jason Gray and Eric Peters session on recovery through song. Can’t get those songs out of my mind and that is a GOOD thing.
    Dreaming of more orzo pasta and shrimp.
    Missing new friends already. Ryan, your tee shirts rocked!
    Bear hug from Eric Peters on Saturday — we shared our battles with that darkest of beasts, depression.
    Reflecting on my past dreams. Most dead now, thank you Lord. Looking for God’s work for today. New challenges with new publisher.
    Walking with God.
    Walking in His light for this little lost boy!
    And, I was blessed to spend the entire time at Hutcmoot with my adult son as well as Andrew’s awesome concert! Thank you, Sean!
    Oh, and watching Andrew Peterson shove his nose right into my son’s face and say, “Boy, you better straighten up!”
    Yeah, the best Hutchmoot so far!
    Thanks, Pete for all the hard work.

  5. Andrew

    On Sunday afternoon, after the last meeting, it thrilled my heart to see people who might have met only Thursday listening to one another the way friends do. I loved the Christlike humility that characterized the weekend. I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of this wonderful time.

  6. Maggie Bowling

    Hope, hope, and more hope. That there is a story in me that God wants to write, and that it can be His perfect words instead of my own. That this world is His canvas for joy and wonder, and that I can play a part in it. And that he takes huge pleasure in blessing us with feelings we can’t even describe.
    But we’ll start with the delicious food….

  7. Andrew Peterson


    Well, one sure way to get tears in your eyes on a beautiful September afternoon at home is to read through these posts about Hutchmoot. I can’t tell you all how grateful I am to God for this little community.

  8. aimee

    James, thanks for posting all of those great notes and reminded me that there is still so much more out there than what I got to hear is 3 sessions..hoping the audio turned out for all of the sessions and we’ll get to soak in the rest…

  9. Carl

    Hey, y’all got some love (especially AP, the food, “American roots instruments” as he calls them, Andrew Osenga’s fabulous concert whilst clad in a spacesuit, and particularly the Rabbit Room) from Phil Vischer in his podcast this week!

    I found his explanation humorous in trying to relay what a “Hutchmoot” was.

    I recommend his podcast as it is always thought-provoking, humorous, and brings refreshing civility to discussions of a potpourri of culturally relevant topics. He also emphasizes how Christians can be thoughtfully engaged in our society.

    Ummm, lastly, how do I say this… I have also have enjoyed the ascent of Plinky Pete to ukulele stardom… trust me, you have to listen to all of the back episodes to get that one:).

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