Archive: Nov 2021



Giving Tuesday: Matching Membership Donation

By The Rabbit Room

For this year’s Giving Tuesday, we’re celebrating the amazing people that make up our Rabbit Room membership. In this post, you’ll learn the stories of a few of those members—Jud Neer, Joe Thomas, Kori Morgan, Rachel Donahue, Melanie Waldman, and several more. Plus, if you’re interested in joining the membership and would like to make as big an impact as possible, we have a special opportunity for you today only. Read on to learn more.

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Advent Collection, Week One: Thomas McKenzie, Kristyn Getty, & Kyra Hinton

By The Rabbit Room

For 2021’s Advent season, we’ll be sharing curated collections of art, short essays, music, and more each Monday. We’re beginning today with Thomas McKenzie’s introduction to his Advent devotional, The Harpooner; Every Moment Holy’s “A Liturgy to Mark the Start of the Christmas Season,” read by Kristyn Getty; and an ink painting by Kyra Hinton called “Remedy,” accompanied by a few words from Kyra about the piece, how it was made, and what it means to her. Enjoy.

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A Word from the Chef: Friday Dinner

By John Cal

In his chef’s address from Friday evening of Hutchmoot: Homebound 2021, John Cal weaves a childhood story about burritos into a reflection on the discomfort of not knowing and the gift of being carried by God.

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Thanksgiving Offerings: Hutchmoot’s “The Indispensable Feast” & Liturgies for Today

By The Rabbit Room

Happy Thanksgiving from the Rabbit Room! To celebrate, we’re re-sharing a wonderful and applicable session from this year’s Hutchmoot: Homebound called “The Indispensable Feast,” co-led by Lanier Ivester and Steve Guthrie. We’ve also made a few fitting liturgies available for free download on the Every Moment Holy website.

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The Habit Podcast: Carolyn Leiloglou Follows the Rules (Sometimes)

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan Rogers talks with children’s author Carolyn Leiloglou.

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How to Read Seamus Heaney (Part 2)

By Andrew Roycroft

In this short series of posts, I am hoping to encourage the reading of poetry for all it’s worth—to foster confidence in those who love to read poems, but perhaps feel a little intimidated by tackling the work of some modern poets. My case study is Seamus Heaney, the most significant poet to emerge from Ireland since W. B. Yeats.

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George MacDonald: A Life of Relationships

By The Rabbit Room

[Editor’s note: Last week, the Rabbit Room staff happened upon this excellent interview with one of our favorite people, George MacDonald scholar Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson. It originally appeared on Radix Magazine, which you should definitely peruse if you haven’t already. Read to the end of the interview to find a link to some more of Kirstin’s writing, as well. You’ll be glad you did.]

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I’m Sick of This (On Writing “The Oracle of Philadelphia”)

By Pete Peterson

[Editor’s note: In celebration of the print release of Pete Peterson’s “The Oracle of Philadelphia,” we share with you a piece from Pete originally published on the Rabbit Room blog in 2014 which narrates the frustration and reward of the writing process. Enjoy!]

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Every Taylor Swift Song, Ranked

By Chris Thiessen

[Editor’s note: In addition to being Head of Operations at the Rabbit Room, Chris Thiessen is an eloquent and insightful music critic. On his bi-weekly newsletter, Quarter Notes, he recently completed the epic feat of ranking every single Taylor Swift song.

Amazed by his fearlessness, we share here his words about Swift’s songwriting, the way that music marks our lives, and St. Augustine’s “hermeneutic of love.” Enjoy, and find the complete list at Quarter Notes.]

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The Habit Podcast: Carolyn Weber Was Surprised by Oxford

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan Rogers talks with memoirist and professor at New College Franlin, Dr. Carolyn Weber.

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Introducing the Rabbit Room Christmas Gift Package

By The Rabbit Room

For the first time, the Rabbit Room has created a Christmas package, a perfect gift for friends who are unfamiliar or less familiar with the Rabbit Room! Every package includes an assortment of items—books, recipes, art, an ornament, tea, and much more—carefully curated around the themes of Advent and Christmas.

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Member Highlight: There Is No Inside

By The Rabbit Room

[Editor’s Note: We asked the Rabbit Room Members to send in featured highlights about themselves and what membership means to them, and we liked this one by Rachel Speer Donahue so much that we wanted to share it with you here on the blog.]

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