Archive: May 2013

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By The Rabbit Room

“Little by little, one travels far.” —J.R.R. Tolkien

When we launched the Rabbit Room back in 2006 (was it really that long ago?) we had no idea where it might lead. It began as an ugly little Read More ›



This post has been brewing for a good long time. Ten years, as a matter of fact.

What follows is something of a personal retrospective, probably not of the least interest to anyone but me. Truthfully, it’s one of the most difficult Read More ›

Discussion Week 6 (final): The Rarotongans

By Julie Silander

“At the same time that he lost everything—the very direction of his own steps—he won the thing he’d held so precious he wouldn’t approach it in words.”

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Memory of a Midnight Sea

By Pete Peterson

Today is Memorial Day, so it occurs to me that this may be an appropriate memory to haul to the surface. I resubmit it for your perusal.

It seems like pirates in are in the news every time I turn around these days. But when this story popped up a while back it really caught my attention: Read More ›

Discussion Week 5: "The Fiery Siringo"

By Julie Silander

Note: If you’re running behind schedule on your reading, no worries. Feel free to comment on prior posts as you catch up. There’s no reason the conversation can’t continue! Read More ›

Jellybean Highfive and the Enthusiastic Youth Pastor

By S. D. Smith

Jellybean Highfive stood in front of the back of a room, his back to the front of the wall. Directionally near to him sat a youth pastor on a stool.

“It’s going to be epic,” the youth pastor said, raising his eyebrows, which were thin and trimmed and raised. Read More ›

Discussion Week 4: "The 101"

By Julie Silander

Here follows week 4 of our discussion of Leif Enger’s So Brave, Young, and Handsome.

A cowboy doesn’t ask for much, that’s my observation. A flashy ride, pretty girl, momentary glory – for a day or two, I’m glad to say, Hood Roberts had them all.” – p. 145

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If you could actually thank C. S. Lewis…

By Sarah Clarkson

…wouldn’t you want to?

I certainly would. Read More ›

Duende: Making Matthew Perryman Jones’ Land of the Living

By The Rabbit Room

One of our favorite records of the past year is Matthew Perryman Jones’ Land of the Living, produced by Cason Cooley. (If you saw the Behold the Lamb of God tour last year you may remember Matthew as one of the special guests.) If you haven’t listened his new record, go with great haste and Read More ›

Rebel Without a Qualm: The Counterculture of Gratitude (by Zach Franzen)

By Story Warren

[Zach Franzen is frequently seen arguing for a culture of gratitude over at Story Warren. Here he is rallying us all to that cause with the irresistible call of poetry about the smell of ironing. He includes his own old-fashioned illustration to pair with Dorothy Aldis’s charming poem.  –S.D. Smith] Read More ›

Facing the Truth

By Andrew Peterson

I went to the doctor yesterday for the first time in years. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been sick; it means I’m the kind of stubborn fool who doesn’t like to take an ibuprofen for a headache, the kind of crank who would rather walk around squinting and snappy than to take the blasted aspirin. I Read More ›

Interview with Under the Radar host Dave Trout

By Eric Peters

This summer, July 4-7, Dave Trout and Under the Radar (UTR) are hosting their first-ever annual conference/music festival called Escape to the Lake Read More ›

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