Archive: Apr 2019



An Invitation to Study Ephesians Together & An Interview with Stephen Trafton

By Heidi Johnston

For a long time, I’ve been fascinated by the Jewish concept of haverim. While it has more than one meaning, a haverim often refers to a group of friends who study Scripture and then discuss it together, earnest in their desire to know it more deeply. It’s not a new idea but it is a rich one.

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Updates from the First Quarter of 2019

By The Rabbit Room

It’s hard to believe we’re already over a quarter of the way through the year 2019! We’d like to take this opportunity to heartily thank our members for their indispensable support and to share the high points of what we’ve been up to so far this year. If you’re interested in becoming a member, you can learn more at rabbitroom.com/donate.

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33 Poems for Lent: Full Collection

By The Rabbit Room

Now that Lent is over and we’ve walked through all thirty-three of Andrew Roycroft’s poems, we’re making the complete collection available here in a single post.

In case you’re just now hearing of this, our friend Andrew Roycroft (pastor and poet from Northern Ireland) adopted the medieval practice of writing thirty-three poems, each thirty-three words long—one word for each year of Jesus’ life. We posted these throughout Lent as opportunities to meditate on the narrative of John’s gospel.

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The Artist’s Creed, Episode 5: “Holy Spirit”

By The Rabbit Room

We’re excited to share with you Episode 5 of The Artist’s Creed with Steve Guthrie—the second to last episode in the series, featuring Dr. David Dark. In a series of interviews with various artists in our community, Steve draws on the tenets of the Nicene Creed to develop a rich vision of the relationship between the voice of God and the voice of the artist—constructing an “artist’s creed” of sorts.

In this episode, Steve Guthrie and David Dark discuss the generative, boundary-confounding work of the Spirit in wider culture, using the career of U2 as a jumping off point.

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Local Show Playlist: April 16th, 2019

By The Rabbit Room

Now available for streaming are songs from April 16th’s Local Show, both on Spotify and Apple Music! Click through for our fifth playlist of the season along with a recap of the night written by Jared Malament, patron saint of the Local Show.

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Fixed In Post, Episode 3: Jordan Peele’s Terrifying Vision of Us

By The Rabbit Room

We’ve got a new episode of Fixed In Post up and ready to listen to! In this episode, Pete Peterson and John Barber talk about the new movie Us.

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Our Easter Playlist: “The Great Day of the Lord”

By The Rabbit Room

Welcome to “The Great Day of the Lord”—a fifty day-long season called Easter in which we find ourselves sent into the world, confident that the One who sent us will finish what he’s started. Resurrection is real, our hope is not in vain, and our eyes and ears are newly open to the great gladness of a world being remade. We offer you this batch of songs to accompany you through Eastertide.

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New Music from The Corner Room

By Jen Rose Yokel

If you’re looking for some new music for the Easter season, our friends at The Corner Room have a new album out this month! Following the tradition of their Psalms records and Love Never Ends, With His Wounds We Are Healed is a musical interpretation of Isaiah 53, told in five elegantly arranged movements.

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Easter Is Just Getting Started

By Andrew Peterson

And now it begins. After forty days of fasting, after the harrowing darkness of Good Friday, after the long silence of Holy Saturday, after the dawn of Easter like a slow explosion of light over the greening hills of the Northern Hemisphere, we move into the joy of Eastertide. As much as I love that it all leads to Resurrection Sunday, I think my favorite part of the whole drama is today: Easter Monday.

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A Liturgy of Praise to the King of Creation

By The Rabbit Room

Happy Easter, everyone! We hope today marks the beginning of some good, heartfelt celebration for you and yours. To help get the party started, we’ve made a collection of springtime liturgies available for free download on the Every Moment Holy website. These include liturgies for gardening, planting flowers, feasting with friends, and more.

Included in this blog post is the full liturgy of Praise to the King of Creation and a link to download the rest. Enjoy, and go eat a delicious meal with the ones you love!

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Special Video: “Last Words”

By The Rabbit Room

We recently came across this elegantly simple video that visually guides the viewer through Christ’s last words from the cross with the help of Andrew Peterson’s song “Last Words.” It was made by Victory of the Lamb Church in Franklin, Wisconsin, and was originally shared at their Good Friday service last year. We offer it here today as a Good Friday meditation.

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The Artist’s Creed, Episode 4: “Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord”

By The Rabbit Room

Episode 4 of The Artist’s Creed with Steve Guthrie is now available! In a series of interviews with various artists in our community, Steve draws on the tenets of the Nicene Creed to develop a rich vision of the relationship between the voice of God and the voice of the artist—constructing an “artist’s creed” of sorts.

In this new episode, Steve Guthrie interviews Pete Peterson about the unique gift of theater as an incarnational, embodied art form—what can this physical enactment of story teach us about the way God has chosen to tell his story?

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