Archive: Nov 2019



Why Black Friday?

By Pete Peterson

It’s become a yearly tradition for the Rabbit Room to join in the Black Friday madness, and I’ll be honest: there’s always a part of me that’s uncomfortable with it. Especially since we became a non-profit organization, I feel a degree of disparity when we jump wholeheartedly into something that seems so commercial.

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A Liturgy For Feasting With Friends & “It Is Good”

By The Rabbit Room

We have two offerings for you this Thanksgiving: Doug McKelvey’s beautiful, classic “Liturgy for Feasting with Friends” from Every Moment Holy and a song from J Lind called “It Is Good”—a personal and sweeping affirmation of creation, from the first garden to the last. Wherever you find yourself this year, we invite you to remember with us that “nothing good and true and right will be lost forever. All good things will be restored.” And as J sings, “Arcing ‘cross the heavens, the rainbow bids you stand—a voice commands that it is good.”

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The Habit Podcast, Episode 27: Christie Purifoy

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. In today’s episode, Jonathan Rogers talks with Christie Purifoy, author of Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace.

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A Table for Us

By Elizabeth Harwell

I came to know Wendell Berry at the wrong time in my life. My husband and I, with three children in tow, had just barely gotten our feet on the ground after moving away from a place and a people that we had dearly loved for six years. We were walking into a two-year internship—where we would hover over another city before making the third move of our young marriage—when I picked up Jayber Crow for the first time.

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Advent Meditation: Holy Laughter

By Jennifer Trafton

[Editor’s note: Throughout Advent, we’ll be sharing one meditation at the beginning of each week, each taken from a delightful little collection called The Grand Miracle: Daily Reflections for the Season of Advent, published by the Christian History Institute. If you find yourself enjoying what you’re reading, be sure to check it out—there will be a link at the bottom of each post where you can learn more. Today’s meditation is from Jennifer Trafton, about the holiness and freedom of laughter in the presence of God.]

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UK Gift Exchange

By Pete Peterson

Sadly, the folks in Europe always get left out of the Gift Exchange due to the complexities and costs of overseas shipping. But this year they’ve had enough and they’ve taken matters into their own hands.

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Video: Imagination, Creation & Adorning the Dark

By The Rabbit Room

Whether you’ve already breezed through Adorning the Dark, it’s on your Christmas reading list, or you haven’t yet heard of it, here are some thoughts from Andrew Peterson about the relationship between our imagination and God’s creation—particularly what he has learned from the example of Annie Dillard.

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New Release: Spirit by Jeremy Casella

By The Rabbit Room

Today is a good day, because it’s the day that Spirit by Jeremy Casella is finally and officially out in the world. Celebrate with us and give this album a listen!

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Making the Unbelievable Believable: An Interview with Jason Gray

By Matt Conner

A few weeks ago, Matt Conner got the chance to sit down and talk with Jason Gray about all the elements in his life that have combined to make his newest project, Order, Disorder, Reorder, and we’re pleased to share that conversation with you here on the blog.

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The Habit Podcast, Episode 26: Tish Harrison Warren with Doug McKelvey

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. In today’s episode, Jonathan Rogers talks with Tish Harrison Warren (author of Liturgy of the Ordinary) and Doug McKelvey (author of Every Moment Holy).

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The Blessing of the Absent

By Adam Whipple

Every time I see a plane, my heart breaks a little.

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2019 Rabbit Room Gift Exchange

By The Rabbit Room

Back by popular demand, the Rabbit Room Christmas Gift Exchange!

But wait, what is it?
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