An Invitation to Study Ephesians Together & An Interview with Stephen Trafton
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.
Updates from the First Quarter of 2019
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.Read More ›
The Artist’s Creed, Episode 5: “Holy Spirit”
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.Read More ›
Local Show Playlist: April 16th, 2019
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.Read More ›
Fixed In Post, Episode 3: Jordan Peele’s Terrifying Vision of Us
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.Read More ›
Our Easter Playlist: “The Great Day of the Lord”
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.Read More ›
New Music from The Corner Room
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.Read More ›
A Liturgy of Praise to the King of Creation
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!Read More ›
Special Video: “Last Words”
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. яндекс. We offer it here today as a Good Friday meditation.Read More ›
The Artist’s Creed, Episode 4: “Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord”
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?Read More ›
The Gospel of Notre-Dame
On the morning flight from Paris to JFK, I knew I had to put down in words what it did to my heart and my spirit to see Notre-Dame in person. I did not know the words would come spilling out of me when I heard news of the fire two months after that flight. It is with unspeakable relief that I acknowledge not all of the church was reduced to ashes. Even so, it seems right to simply submit these words as they are, having been begun when it seemed everything would be engulfed and lost, and having been finished only after news came that the towers and the façade were saved.
Film Review: Mary Magdalene
Last year about this time, Jennifer and I watched a movie called Risen about the aftermath of the Crucifixion. The film turned out to be mostly good (which is saying a lot considering Jesus literally takes off like a rocket ship during the ascension).
I have a difficult time watching film adaptations of biblical stories because when they come from a Christian production team, they tend to misunderstand the art of filmmaking and storytelling, and when they come from secular production teams, they tend to misunderstand Christianity. Rare is the film that lands in the middle. Risen, however, took a unique perspective on the Resurrection story and mostly succeeded. I considered it a win.
So why was Jennifer crying when it ended?Read More ›