Archive: Jan 2019



The Membership Podcast: Episodes 3—5

By The Rabbit Room

Three new episodes of The Membership podcast are now available. In these episodes, our hosts Jason Hardy, John Pattison, and Tim Wasem discuss Wendell Berry’s 1964 poetry collection, The Broken Ground, interview Mary Berry (Director of The Berry Center) and Dr. Leah Bayens (Director of the Berry Farming Program), and discuss two short stories: “Fly Away, Breath” and “The Hurt Man.”

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Mary Oliver’s Gift of Stumbling Stones

By Elizabeth Harwell

Last fall, our family took a morning to hike up the craggy paths of the North Georgia mountains. We knew our end: a precipice overlooking the tops of the newly bronzed and coppered trees. But there was a long path between us and that view, and it was not a level one.

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L’Abri Conference 2019: Common Grace for the Common Good

By The Rabbit Room

Some Rabbit Room friends (Katy Bowser Hutson, Rob and Lisa Wheeler) are heading up to the beautiful tundra of Minnesota for the Rochester L’Abri Conference taking place on February 8th and 9th. Interested in joining? Click through for more details.

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Introducing the Rabbit Room Staff

By Pete Peterson

The past year has gone by so quickly that we’ve hardly had a chance to stop and catch our breath, and the Rabbit Room has grown in a lot of ways over the last twelve months. Some of the biggest changes have been in the Rabbit Room team itself and it’s worth taking a moment to introduce everyone to some new people working behind the scenes.

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Free Online Course with Jennifer Trafton

By The Rabbit Room

Jennifer Trafton just launched a free online course for readers of Henry and the Chalk Dragon who want to use Henry’s story as a springboard for their own creativity. Click through for more details.

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Book Review: Inexpressible by Michael Card

By Hannah Hubin

Folks around the Rabbit Room find a lot of joy in discovering foreign words that express ideas our English dictionaries have no entry for.

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Stuff We Liked in 2018

By The Rabbit Room

Every year, we compile all our favorite books, albums, TV shows, films, and more from that year and post them here for everyone’s mutual edification. Now that 2018 has come and gone, here are our choices. What were some of your favorites from 2018? Post them in the comments section below!

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Informing the Mind’s Eye: The Art of Joe Sutphin

By The Rabbit Room

Click through for an in-depth video about the art and imagination of Joe Sutphin, how his love of illustration began, and his creative process for bringing novels to life.

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Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

By The Rabbit Room

In honor of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’d like to share with you an interactive, animated rendering of his “I Have A Dream” speech, created and shared originally by Stanford University.

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Rabbit Trails #16

By Jonny Jimison

Click through for this week’s edition of Jonny Jimison’s Rabbit Trails, featuring original poetry by Lisa Eldred.

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Field Notes for Writers

By Jonathan Rogers

Writing is the act of sitting alone and trying to connect with other people, some of whom may not even be born yet.

By necessity, writing is a solitary enterprise. When it comes time to put words on a page you have to go somewhere and be by yourself. Nevertheless, writers need other people.

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Now I Belong

By Julie Spencer

Several years ago my husband and I made the leap into learning Spanish and more about the Mexican culture and Hispanic culture in general. All was fun and exciting and we felt very daring, I’m sure, until we actually entered language school and faced the reality of learning a new language.

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