Culture



The Gospel of Notre-Dame

By Janie Townsend

On the morning flight from Paris to JFK, I knew I had to put down in words what it did to my heart and my spirit to see Notre-Dame in person. I did not know the words would come spilling out of me when I heard news of the fire two months after that flight. It is with unspeakable relief that I acknowledge not all of the church was reduced to ashes. Even so, it seems right to simply submit these words as they are, having been begun when it seemed everything would be engulfed and lost, and having been finished only after news came that the towers and the façade were saved.

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Reading The Color of Compromise Together

By Jen Rose Yokel

Lent is a season for looking inward, for seeking repentance for the things we’ve “done and left undone,” as the liturgies say. This Lent, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about the “things undone” part.

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Being Human in a Fragmenting World: Nashville L’Abri Conference

By The Rabbit Room

What does it look like to live a fully human life in an increasingly fragmenting world? For over fifty years, the branches of L’Abri Fellowship around the world have sought answers to this question.

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Captain Marvel: Subverting Expectations

By Jonny Jimison

Last year, a wild, devastating galactic ride called Infinity War roared into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I shared my thoughts in a post here at the Rabbit Room because I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm. Now I find myself in the same situation, this time with the newest MCU film, Captain Marvel. So just like last time, let me emphasize that this article assumes you have seen the movie. Major spoilers ahead!

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Liberating Potential

By Phillip Johnston

In the blissfully bucolic English village where I found myself living a few years ago, there were only two reasonable sources for takeout when my workday went long. On the low end was the fish and chips counter, affectionately known to Brits as the chippie, where a prior experience with cod made haddock the only wise option. A few paces up the street and the quality scale, however, was an Indian restaurant, a self-styled fine dining establishment with an impressive ten-page, full-color menu.

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Addressing The Inner Ring

By Shigé Clark

The longing for community is a deep and personal one. Each of us comes to the subject bearing the burden of our own experiences and the weight of our own wounds. If there’s a way to encapsulate all that complexity with tact, grace, and truth, I’d love to find it, but for now, I’d simply like to have a conversation.

So, let’s talk about “the Inner Ring.”

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Fixed In Post: Misadventures in Moviegoing

By Pete Peterson

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.

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Upcoming L’Abri Lecture: Mary McCampbell on Worship and Postmodern Fiction

By The Rabbit Room

This Saturday the 16th at 6:00 pm, Friends of L’Abri Nashville will hold a dinner in Cane Ridge, Tennessee, followed by a lecture by Mary McCampbell on the desire to worship in modern and postmodern fiction. Click through for more information about Mary and this event.

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L’Abri Conference 2019: Common Grace for the Common Good

By The Rabbit Room

Some Rabbit Room friends (Katy Bowser Hutson, Rob and Lisa Wheeler) are heading up to the beautiful tundra of Minnesota for the Rochester L’Abri Conference taking place on February 8th and 9th. Interested in joining? Click through for more details.

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Stuff We Liked in 2018

By The Rabbit Room

Every year, we compile all our favorite books, albums, TV shows, films, and more from that year and post them here for everyone’s mutual edification. Now that 2018 has come and gone, here are our choices. What were some of your favorites from 2018? Post them in the comments section below!

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Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

By The Rabbit Room

In honor of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’d like to share with you an interactive, animated rendering of his “I Have A Dream” speech, created and shared originally by Stanford University.

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Now I Belong

By Julie Spencer

Several years ago my husband and I made the leap into learning Spanish and more about the Mexican culture and Hispanic culture in general. All was fun and exciting and we felt very daring, I’m sure, until we actually entered language school and faced the reality of learning a new language.

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