Archive: Oct 2020



The Molehill Podcast Halloween Edition: A Shade of Yellow (feat. Pete Peterson)

By The Rabbit Room

Wherein Pete Peterson reads his ghost story “A Shade of Yellow,” Zach & Maggie treat us to a special Halloween song, and we are visited by Drew’s evil twin.

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5&1, Part 5: A Dark and Stormy Night

By Mark Meynell

This is the fifth in a weekly series that will seek to break down the mists and myths that put people off the vast treasure house that is classical music. Each time, I’ll take a theme and choose 5 pieces or excerpts (from over 600 years’ worth of music) and then round it all off with one larger work.

Hence 5&1 from 600!

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The Story of Daughter Zion’s Woe: A Lament Compilation

By Kate Bluett

As the pandemic has made us painfully aware, women are often the first to give up. We give up our jobs to take care of the children, after first giving up our bodies to bring them into the world. We give up our needs to make sure that others’ are met. In many contexts, this means we lose our time or our money (or the possibility of making money), but what about the context of worship music? Women are worship leaders and musicians, songwriters and lyricists, but when we give up our places in the church to serve other needs, we give up our very voices. But the church and the world need our voices.

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A Liturgy for Embracing Both Joy & Sorrow

By The Rabbit Room

We’re excited to share with you today a new liturgy from Every Moment Holy, Vol. 2: Death, Grief, and Hope, which releases on February 19th, 2021. At this point of the year, this particular liturgy feels especially appropriate. We hope you find hope and comfort in it.

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Frankenstein: An Audio Performance

By The Rabbit Room

The art of theater is inherently transient—a well-rehearsed play is an enormous labor, only to be enjoyed a handful of times by a handful of audiences. A. S. Peterson’s adaptation of Frankenstein was a tremendous gift to all who were able to see it live. For everyone else, it has been confined to a printed script.

Until now! We at the Rabbit Room are so glad to announce—just in time for Halloween—a special audio performance of the play, now available in audiobook form. And you can hear a ten-minute preview here in this blog post.

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The Habit Podcast: Andrew T. Le Peau

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Andrew T. Le Peau, former Associate Publisher at InterVarsity Press and author of Write Better: A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality.

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Slow Work

By Taylor Leonhardt

A common shadowy thought lurks in the depths of many songwriters’ minds, surfacing without warning. What if I never write a good song again? Like an unwelcome houseguest, this question often hijacks your most innocuous moments—brushing your teeth at the bathroom sink, frying an egg, driving to meet a friend for coffee—and then hangs around your life for an indefinite stretch of time. Later, returning to pen and paper, you find the thought still present, watching you from across the room.

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5&1, Part 4: A Sense of Humour

By Mark Meynell

This is the fourth in a weekly series that will seek to break down the mists and myths that put people off the vast treasure house that is classical music. Each time, I’ll take a theme and choose 5 pieces or excerpts (from over 600 years’ worth of music) and then round it all off with one larger work.

Hence 5&1 from 600!

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The Habit Podcast: Anne Snyder

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Anne Snyder, editor-in-chief of Comment Magazine.

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The Molehill Podcast: When the Angel Stirred the Waters (feat. Jonathan Rogers, Jen Rose Yokel & Rebecca Reynolds)

By The Rabbit Room

Wherein Jen Rose Yokel reads her poem “When I See It” and her piece “Beneath the Flood,” Rebecca Reynolds reads her poems “Dear Students” and “The Farmer,” Jonathan Rogers reads his short story “When the Angel Stirred the Waters,” and Drew Miller thanks you for listening to Season 1 of The Molehill Podcast.

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Review: Melanie Penn’s More Alive, Vol. 1

By Matt Conner

The world is darker now than Melanie Penn could have ever predicted.

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Arthur Alligood on his Journey Back to Recording

By Matt Conner

Several years ago, Arthur Alligood set his dreams aside. After a decade of trying to provide for a family as a touring singer-songwriter, Alligood came off the road for good and decided to pursue a new career—one that allowed for a consistent paycheck and presence at home. It was the necessary choice, but with it came a sort of death—a personal loss that required grief and time and reorientation.

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