Last year about this time, Jennifer and I watched a movie called Risen about the aftermath of the Crucifixion. The film turned out to be mostly good (which is saying a lot considering Jesus literally takes off like a rocket ship during the ascension).
I have a difficult time watching film adaptations of biblical stories because when they come from a Christian production team, they tend to misunderstand the art of filmmaking and storytelling, and when they come from secular production teams, they tend to misunderstand Christianity. Rare is the film that lands in the middle. Risen, however, took a unique perspective on the Resurrection story and mostly succeeded. I considered it a win.
So why was Jennifer crying when it ended?Read More ›
For years now, people have been asking us to take Hutchmoot on the road. That’s a complicated request, but this year we’ve come up with a way to do just that…well, sort of.Read More ›
You don’t have to spend too much time with John Barber or me to figure out that we love the movies. And for the past few years we’ve contributed to the Rabbit Room Podcast with our film discussions in a variety of episodes. But now with the launch of the podcast network, we’re moving our love for film into a podcast of our own.Read More ›
The past year has gone by so quickly that we’ve hardly had a chance to stop and catch our breath, and the Rabbit Room has grown in a lot of ways over the last twelve months. Some of the biggest changes have been in the Rabbit Room team itself and it’s worth taking a moment to introduce everyone to some new people working behind the scenes.Read More ›
When the Rabbit Room board met in January of 2017, one of our primary goals was to decide the future of North Wind Manor. Since that initial meeting, nearly two years have passed and we’ve diligently undergone untold hours of prayer, discussion, anxiety, research, and consultation. We took a deep breath and went public with our hopes for the project in early October, announcing the plan to renovate the manor and build a permanent home for the Rabbit Room. Read More ›
In late-November a group of volunteers and Rabbit Room staff filled the rickety living room at North Wind Manor to ship out over 1300 copies of Every Moment Holy, and I thought over and over again how much I loved the sound of laughter and conversation as people enjoyed one another’s company during a day of good work. Those sounds and that company is something we’ve always wanted for the Manor, Read More ›
We just read this in our home, and we hope you will too. Use the free download link at the end to print out a copy for your family.
In our last episode, we heard Andrew Peterson talk about his love of ghost stories, and today one of my favorite people leads us a little further down that rabbit hole.
When we met Walt Wangerin at the first Hutchmoot, we didn’t dream that nearly ten years later, Rabbit Room Press would be issuing a brand new edition of one of his most beloved books. And yet here we are. Read More ›
The food is cooking. The sessions are set. The soundcheck is underway. Folders are printed. Art and books and other fine wares are on display. Surprises are in store. There’s a Hutchmoot at hand.
Travel safely. Arrive in good cheer. We’re going to have a fine weekend. Read More ›
Believe it or not, the Rabbit Room Podcast aired its first episode a decade ago, way back in 2008. In those ten years, it’s covered a LOT of territory, from sermons to movie reviews to cautionary tales about cassowaries. And while we’ve always loved the podcast, we’ve always felt it was a little unfocused, often trying to be too many things at once. At the same time, we’ve noticed around us a wealth of ideas just begging to grow into fully-realized podcasts of their own. So we’re putting the Rabbit Room Podcast itself out to pasture, but this isn’t a death, it’s an evolution. Welcome to the Rabbit Room Podcast Network.
Today we begin the closing weekend of Frankenstein with five final performances. It’s been a ton of fun to watch this show get to its feet and learn to run.
I’m at Lipscomb University this morning, about to walk in and talk to a group of students about theater, and as I do so, I’m overwhelmed by how lucky I am that I get to do this kind of work. The experience of writing a story and then seeing it incarnated in three dimensions on a stage is surreal. Read More ›