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Arguing with Success

By Rory Groves

It was explained to me early in my career: 100 leads, 10 calls, 1 sale. It is known as The Sales Funnel. Imagine an inverted triangle, with curious tire-kickers spilling out the top, followed by significantly fewer “qualified prospects” in the middle (most having absconded after discovering the price), and finally a few brave “clients” trickling out the bottom. “It’s a numbers game,” I was told. The more leads that were dumped into the top of the funnel, the more sales fell out of the bottom. One astute observer explains it this way: “Marketing is a multifaceted discipline that has one objective: to separate people from their money.” I wholeheartedly adopted the approach when I started my own software firm. After all, who was I to argue with success?

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Sing the Bible, Vol. 4: Let’s Help Make it Happen!

By The Rabbit Room

Calling all music-loving kids, parents, and slugs named Doug: Slugs & Bugs is making a new Sing the Bible album, and you’re invited to help make it happen! In the words of Sparky the Lightning Bug, “Let’s get this slug started!”

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The Habit Podcast: W. David O. Taylor

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 W. David O. Taylor, author of Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life.

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Two Roads to Jerusalem

By Andrew Roycroft

Two roads converge on the way to Jerusalem, each finding their terminus at the foot of a cross. Two ways of looking at the world, at power, at prominence, and redemption, collide and compete with one another, and one of these will be the road we travel by. As the Lenten season continues, as Christians of various traditions and backgrounds reflect on the way and work of Christ, this post will take some time to look at how we approach and appropriate his suffering in 2021, and will hopefully help us to think about how we travel.

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Beginning a Long Work

By Adam Whipple

I have sympathy for suffering waters.

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A Liturgy for Those Who Suffer Loss from Fire, Flood, or Storm

By The Rabbit Room

Nearly one year ago, we shared this liturgy in the wake of a devastating tornado in Nashville. We share it now for our friends in Texas who are reeling from their own devastation after last week’s blackout. We hope and pray that this liturgy may lend words to a situation that defies description.

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Lenten Reading Group: Malcolm Guite’s The Word in the Wilderness

By The Rabbit Room

Our Lenten reading group has begun! But you can still join in the fun. Jennifer Trafton is hosting a read-through and online discussion of The Word in the Wilderness by Malcolm Guite. Click through for more information about the book and the reading group.

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The Local Show Streaming Edition: Live from North Wind Manor

By The Rabbit Room

We are so pleased to get to announce a brand new season of The Local Show, livestreamed from North Wind Manor, beginning on Tuesday, February 23rd with Andrew Peterson, Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor, Ron Block, and Scott Mulvahill!

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Nietzsche & the Promised Land

By J Lind

Let’s go back: it’s the day of my last album release. A year of DIY psychoanalysis, rice-and-beans budgeting, and humiliating sessions with Real Musicians has at long last culminated in these seven beautiful horcruxes being released into the digital aether in a modest attempt to satiate the world’s desperate need for more media. Does this make me a hero? A hero wouldn’t answer the question, so neither will I.

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A Liturgy of Thanksgiving at the Return of Joy

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 of Thanksgiving at the Return of Joy.” You can now view the full text for the liturgy as well as a special reading from Rebekah Lyons.

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The Habit Podcast: Jen Pollock Michel

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 Jen Pollock Michel, author of A Habit Called Faith: 40 Days in the Bible to Find and Follow Jesus.

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Ash Wednesday: An Image, A Song, A Liturgy

By The Rabbit Room

The first in a weekly, six-part Lenten series exploring themes of human frailty and suffering through music, story, and art. This week’s post features an image by Jamin Still, a song by Drew Miller, and a new liturgy by Doug McKelvey from Every Moment Holy, Vol. II.

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