Faith



The Sheer Face of Story (Why Writers Need an Anchor)

By Heidi Johnston

Two years ago at Hutchmoot, Doug McKelvey and I did a session on the importance of both anchors and grappling hooks in the life of a writer. For me, the topic was born out of a growing desire to understand why certain stories, music or art have impacted me more deeply than others, in many cases fundamentally shaping my own view of the world and my place within it. Read More ›

A Votive for the Journey

By Matt Conner

There’s a picture I can’t shake.

It came to me in that undefinable space between deep sleep and the wakened world. At first I thought it was a dream until Read More ›

A Liturgy for Feasting, and Other Means of Thanks

By Pete Peterson

Happy Thanksgiving, folks! We’re thankful for all of you and want to offer a few words and songs you might find useful during today’s festivities. Now turn off your phones and computers and feast (right after you read this post). Read More ›

Bearded Gospel Men

By Aaron Alford

Sometimes God likes to use seemingly dumb ideas to give him glory, ideas which can take our lives in unexpected directions. For me, it was writing about Christian beards. Read More ›

Every Moment Holy: New Liturgies for Daily Life

By Andrew Peterson

Several years ago some good friends gave me a book. The fact that they gave me a book and not a gift card is evidence of our friendship, because my love language is books. Read More ›

Making My Peace with Halloween

By Jason Gray

I posted this a few years ago, and since there are new readers who have gathered in the Rabbit Room since, I thought I’d repost (and revise) it. I hope it’s helpful and edifying.  Read More ›

Re-Writing Our Patterns With Music: An Interview with Christopher Williams

By Drew Miller

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting across the table from Christopher Williams to ask him about his brand new (and may I add, positively excellent) album, Gather. If you want to check out the album for yourself, you can find it here. Read More ›

The Sacrament of Not Being the Most Important Person in the Room

By Andrew Russell

[Note from Drew Miller: Meet my honorary brother, Andrew Russell. His perspective has brought me life, laughter, and loving correction. I am grateful to introduce him to you. He originally wrote this for his own blog, The Contrarian Collective.] Read More ›

Everlasting Is the Past: Chris Fabry interview with Walter Wangerin

By Pete Peterson

A while back, Chris Fabry at Moody Radio interviewed Walt Wangerin about a host of things, including his memoir, Everlasting Is the Past (Rabbit Room Press). It’s a great interview and it’s now available to stream. Read More ›

In Defense of Self-Loathing (Not Mine)

By Janie Townsend

Probably, it would be helpful if I explained here and now that I’m writing about a fictional character invented by Charles Dickens, and not about the self-esteem sufferings of an actual person. Read More ›

Cruciform Imagination, Part 3: Bad Neighborhoods

By Drew Miller

“My mind is like a bad neighborhood. I try not to go there alone.” – Anne Lamott

This analogy packs a punch because it portrays the habits of thought and feeling that comprise our imaginations as spatial, social, and economic in nature. Read More ›

Friday Dinner: Feasting the Sabbath

By John Cal

Let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears, 
While we all sup sorrow with the poor;
There’s a song that will linger forever in our ears;
Oh, hard times come again no more. Read More ›