Archive: May 2022



Deeper Into Collaboration, Part 2: Jill Phillips interviews Ben Shive

By The Rabbit Room

Have you listened to the new Jill Phillips record yet? If you haven’t, stop everything and listen immediately. Then, when you’ve finished crying, come back here and read this beautiful interview where Jill asks Ben Shive (who worked with her to produce the record) some questions about the heart of his love for music, the complimentary gifts of writing and producing, the diverse destinies of various songs, and much more.

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Hutchmoot Podcast & Video: Imagining the New Creation

By The Rabbit Room

The Hutchmoot Podcast features some of our favorite sessions recorded at our annual conference which celebrates art, music, story, and faith in all their many intersections. Today, we’re excited to share a session led by James Paul called “Imagining the New Creation” from 2021’s Hutchmoot: Homebound.

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Artists & Inspiration with Ella Mine & Tim Joyner

By The Rabbit Room

On this episode of the Artists & Podcast, Kyra and Jamin are joined by Tim Joyner and Ella Mine. They talk about creativity and discuss their views on inspiration: what it is, how they foster it, and what they do to move forward when it’s gone.

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The Habit Podcast: Katy Bowser Hutson & Flo Paris Oakes

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan talks with children’s authors Katy Bowser Hutson and Flo Paris Oakes about their collaborative book, Little Prayers for Ordinary Days.

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Meet the Cast of The Hiding Place

By Pete Peterson

We’ve pulled together an incredible group of actors for our new production of The Hiding Place, and today I’m thrilled to be able to introduce you to some of the folks on the team.

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A Liturgy for Grieving a National Tragedy

By The Rabbit Room

We humbly offer Doug McKelvey’s “Liturgy for Grieving a National Tragedy” in the wake of recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas, in case you need words to lean on during this time. You can download this liturgy and others at EveryMomentHoly.com/liturgies or access it in the Every Moment Holy app.

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Life from Death: An Interview with Director Andrew Brumme

By Drew Miller

Last week, we introduced you to a beautiful new documentary series on the spirituality of food called Taste & See, and invited you to attend one of the virtual screenings coming up on June 3rd. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be giving you various peeks behind the scenes of this project, starting with this in-depth interview with Director Andrew Brumme.

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Postcards Along the Way (Mile 5.1)

By Pete Peterson

Jennifer and I are taking something of a sabbatical this month and walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500+ mile pilgrimage from France, across northern Spain, to Santiago de Compostela, the traditional resting place of St. James. I’m writing a bit about the experience along the way.

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The Habit Podcast: Matthew Clark on Only the Lover Sings

By The Rabbit Room

This week on The Habit Podcast, Jonathan Rogers talks with singer-songwriter, podcaster, and essayist Matthew Clark.

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Introducing Taste and See

By The Rabbit Room

Every once in a while, the Rabbit Room team has the good fortune of crossing paths with someone whose creative work is shockingly aligned with our own. These moments re-invigorate us not only in our own mission and vision, but in the desire to share the good and lasting work of kindred spirits far and wide. Most recently, this wonderful convergence has taken place with Andrew Brumme, who is directing a new documentary series called Taste and See that will blow your mind and change the way you think about breakfast.

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Cracks in Creation: An Essay from Wild Things and Castles in the Sky

By Ashley Artavia Novalis

[Editor’s note: Our friends at Square Halo books have a brand new collection of essays called Wild Things and Castles in the Sky. Together, these essays form one cohesive guide for choosing books for children. Today, we’re grateful to share with you an essay from the book written by Ashley Artavia Novalis, in which she demonstrates how stories of suffering provide safe, creative spaces to experience empathy and process pain.]

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Branching Out: Galahad and the Tree of Tales

By Malcolm Guite

Tolkien has rightly described the world of story, and especially the mysterious world of fairy tale, myth and legend, as being like a great branching tree: deeply rooted in the past, rooted in the very origins of language and the earliest mysteries of our creation as human beings, but branching out from the past into the present as each new generation absorbs the sap of the old tales and puts out branches, unfolds leaves—which are themselves new creations, new developments and yet rising out of the earliest stories, organically related to the whole, not so much inventing novelties as teasing out and opening up seeds of potentiality hidden in the earlier telling.

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