Archive: Jan 2021



5&1, Part 12: Daylight Robbery/Rockery

By Mark Meynell

Picasso said (allegedly), ‘Good artists copy; great artists steal.’ Well, knowing a little bit about him, he probably stole it. Or was that Banksy?

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The Habit Podcast: Matthew Clark

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 songwriter and storyteller Matthew Clark.

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New Book of Poetry by Malcolm Guite: David’s Crown

By The Rabbit Room

Friend of the Rabbit Room, beloved poet, and honorary hobbit, Malcolm Guite, has just released a new book of poetry called David’s Crown, composed of 150 poems written in response to all 150 Psalms. We are huge fans of Malcolm and want to give you a few ways to connect with him and his work, including an upcoming webinar and a collection of “Spells in the Library” episodes on his YouTube channel.

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A Liturgy for Embracing Both Joy & Sorrow

By The Rabbit Room

This week, we are grateful to share a liturgy from Douglas McKelvey’s upcoming Every Moment Holy, Vol. II: “A Liturgy for Embracing Both Joy & Sorrow.” And not only is the text of the liturgy now available—Annie F. Downs has shared a special video reading of the liturgy as well.

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Tales of Hibaria: The Awakening by Jamin Still

By The Rabbit Room

Now available in The Rabbit Room Bookstore is Jamin Still’s latest work, a collection of deeply immersive stories and paintings called Tales of Hibaria: The Awakening. Click through to learn more about this beautiful project.

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Black Cadillacs and Murder Ballads

By Chris Thiessen

I’ve been thinking a lot about a talk given by author and theologian Russell Moore at 2020’s Hutchmoot—the Rabbit Room’s annual conference. The talk was titled “Why We Need Fiction For Moral Formation,” and in it, Moore makes the case (and I’m paraphrasing since it’s been three months since I heard the talk) that so many of us are Biblically illiterate and desperately need a better understanding of storytelling to direct our lives. Moore doesn’t mean that we can’t literally read the words of scripture, rather that we haven’t been sufficiently taught how to see those words as part of a grand picture, a storyline that stretches from the creation of Eden in Genesis 1 to Eden’s ultimate restoration in Revelation 22. We prefer cherry-picked abstractions over overarching plot lines. We treat the Bible like that classic acronym: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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Becoming Authentically Human is Hard. But Not Impossible.

By Carolyn Arends

When I was 21, I signed a Nashville publishing deal. As a shy teenager I had discovered songwriting as a form of prayer, therapy, and self-expression. Now, given the opportunity to turn my introspective hobby into a career writing material for other recording artists, I figured I’d better make my songs less intensely personal. I began writing lyrics on more generic topics, hoping any vocalist could relate to them.

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5&1, Part 11: Hidden Messages

By Mark Meynell

Here’s the dilemma: you’re desperate to get a message out, but only to the right people. It’s imperative that the wrong people don’t hear it. So, what options do you have? How do you ensure it gets hidden in plain sight?

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Trinity Forum Event: Makoto Fujimura

By The Rabbit Room

On January 29th we are partnering with The Trinity Forum to host artist and author Mako Fujimura for a conversation around his brand new book, Art + Faith: A Theology of Making. Mako believes that in the act of making we are able to know and experience the depth of God’s being and grace.

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Table of Contents: Every Moment Holy, Vol. II: Death, Grief, and Hope

By The Rabbit Room

As we approach the release of Every Moment Holy, Vol. II, we thought it would be helpful to give you a peek into the extensive territory covered by its liturgies. The book is broken up into three main sections—liturgies “For Seasons of Dying,” “For Seasons of Grieving,” and “Liturgies of the Moment”—and ends with the benediction “A Liturgy of Praise to Christ Who Conquered Death.” Click through for the full list.

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The Habit Podcast: Ruth Naomi Floyd

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 speaker, singer, educator, and activist Ruth Naomi Floyd.

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Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

By The Rabbit Room

In honor of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’d like to share with you an interactive, animated rendering of his “I Have A Dream” speech, created and shared originally by Stanford University.

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