Archive: May 2019



Ephesians 3 and the Big Picture

By Rebecca Reynolds

I wrote this post before starting to read Mark Meynell’s book A Wilderness of Mirrors. Now I wish I had another six months to process what I’m learning so that I could integrate his wisdom here. After reading his first few chapters, I had to hit pause, then go back to see when it was published: 2015. This blew me away, as I could hardly believe that Meynell had predicted so much of what was about to happen in America.

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The Snapping of a Yoke

By Kaitlin Miller

The best lesson I ever learned about God’s grace came as an eight year-old at the piano with my dad.

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Introducing The Habit Podcast with Jonathan Rogers: Episode 1

By The Rabbit Room

It’s no secret that Jonathan Rogers is a wellspring of writerly wisdom, a masterful storyteller, and a disarming conversationalist. He has all kinds of resources available at his website—and now, he’s teaming up with the Rabbit Room Podcast Network to launch The Habit Podcast.

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Fixed in Post: Keen on Tolkien?

By The Rabbit Room

There’s been some negative press about the new Tolkien biopic starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, and a lot of folks have shied away from the film due to rumors of how it might have been mishandled. The legacy of old Tollers is something near and dear to our hearts around here, so we were anxious to see it for ourselves and make up our own minds.

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Ephesians 2: The Cosmic Drama of Redemption

By Rob Wheeler

A few years ago, standing on the precipice of yet another life transition, my wife and I sought counsel from a seasoned and wise mentor, Jerram Barrs. We felt particularly fragile and dependent. Sitting together in his office, he shared a metaphor which his mentor, Edith Schaeffer, shared with him many years prior.

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Rabbit Trails #20

By Jonny Jimison

Click through for this week’s edition of Jonny Jimison’s Rabbit Trails.

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7 am in Brooklyn

By Joshua Luke Smith

It’s 7 am in Brooklyn. The Hudson River on my left moves gently, recovering from the night before. Murals of men I don’t know look down on me from the redbrick walls where they sit. People begin emerging from the shadows of doorways, darting towards the welcoming oasis of a coffee shop or eatery whose shutters have just lifted.

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Songs We Loved In High School: Two New Playlists

By The Rabbit Room

The spring season of the Local Show wrapped up last week with a very special edition: Songs We Loved in High School, as performed by Andrew Peterson, Andrew Osenga, Andy Gullahorn, Jill Phillips, Eric Peters, and Sandra McCracken. There were songs by the Indigo Girls, Marc Cohn, Crowded House, R. E. M., James Taylor, DC Talk, and so much more—more than you could have ever hoped for.

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Introducing The Resistance Podcast (Episode 1)

By Matt Conner

“Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”
—Stephen Pressfield, The War of Art

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Ephesians 1: The Lyric and Music of the Gospel

By Russ Ramsey

There’s a clip from an old Peanuts cartoon where Schroeder is playing his little piano while Lucy leans against it, looking lovingly into his eyes. Snoopy edges his way into the frame, bopping a little to the groove. Before long, he launches into a full-on, joy-filled dance—head thrown back, arms outstretched, eyes closed, lost in the beauty of the song.

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Rabbit Trails #19

By Jonny Jimison

Click through for this week’s edition of Jonny Jimison’s Rabbit Trails.

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Louis L’Amour and the Moral Imagination

By Kevin Morse

My brother, Orrin Sackett, was big enough to fight bears with a switch. Me, I was the skinny one, tall as Orrin, but no meat to my bones except around the shoulders and arms.

The Daybreakers, 1984

The other day I read those words for the first time in about twenty five years and the strangest thing happened.

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