Carolyn Arends



Renovaré Book Club: An Invitation

By Carolyn Arends

Isn’t this what you yearn for? Aren’t you tired of living at a pace that blurs out beauty, peace, or joy? Don’t you want to be at home?

Rich Villodas, The Deeply Formed Life
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Let it Be Awkward

By Carolyn Arends

What if it’s terribly awkward?

That was my first question when a filmmaker named The Arctic told me he wanted to conduct a video experiment with my song “To Cry for You.” His proposal was simple: “I’ll just ask people to let me film them while they listen to the song.”

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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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The Battle to Read Deeply

By Carolyn Arends

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

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A Special Invitation from Renovaré Book Club

By Carolyn Arends

The most important thing in your life is not what you do; it’s who you become. That’s what you will take into eternity. – Dallas Willard

Greetings, Rabbitarians! It brings me great joy to once more invite you to hop on over to the Renovaré Book Club, where we are about to begin a new season.

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The Renovaré Book Club

By Carolyn Arends

Do you know where to find the dream of eternity? Take a good look out of the window. Hear the gospel whisper in your ear: “the kingdom of God has come to you.” (Luke 11:20).

Let’s explore. 

– Chris Webb, God-Soaked Life: Discovering a Kingdom Spirituality

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The Renovaré Book Club Wants YOU

By Carolyn Arends

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Read More ›

Worship con Queso

By Carolyn Arends

Given an opportunity to contribute something here at the Rabbit Room, this piece came immediately to mind. Why? For starters, it’s inspired by some things C.S. Lewis (The Patron Rabbit? The Grand Hare?) Read More ›

Going Down Singing

By Carolyn Arends

I’ve been a fan of Carolyn Arends since 1995, when I saw her open for Rich Mullins at the Ryman Auditorium here in Nashville. That means that for seventeen years of my life I’ve been affected by the songs Read More ›