Faith



Easter Is Just Getting Started

By Andrew Peterson

[Editor’s note: This was adapted from a 2019 post.]

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Video: He Is Risen!

By Pete Peterson

[Editor’s note: This post was originally written and shared last year, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.]

My favorite moment of the entire church year is Easter Sunday. I love standing in the packed sanctuary and hearing the congregation proclaim “He is risen indeed” like a peal of thunder. But this year we don’t get to do that, and no live-streamed church service can adequately replicate that moment.

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To Be Patient in an Emergency

By Drew Miller

After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth.

—John 19:28-29

To be patient in an emergency is a terrible trial.

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For This Child, on the Subject of Death

By Amy Baik Lee

Here is a memory.

I am one of the early arrivals in the school pickup line on a wintry afternoon late in 2019. The tiny parking lot is bounded by a gray concrete wall built against a hill ahead, the school building to my left, and a sere upward slope of brittle grass on my right. Aside from the silhouetted movements of the other drivers, nothing moves in my monochromatic surroundings; I turn the engine off and let my mind wander.

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Bent Toward Night

By Chris Wheeler

My first poetry book was about light in dark seasons, and was in part the result of wrestling with a fascination with darkness that I’ve carried most of my life. Ironically, but not unexpectedly, my life has never been soaked in darkness. There have been dark seasons, but most of them I have experienced from the outside, or they have turned out to be not so dark as expected. I have had my bouts with depression here and there, but nothing like those of people I know and love.

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Grave 8-A

By Théa Rosenburg

I park the van at the top of Section C, and my daughter and I get out into the rain. The spongy ground slopes away from us to the road below, speckled with headstones that are, in turn, speckled with lichen. Already my daughter bends over one, wipes the drizzling rain off its surface, and reads a name aloud.

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A Liturgy in Praise of Christ Who Conquered Death

By The Rabbit Room

As we enter into Holy Week, we offer you this liturgy from Every Moment Holy, Volume II to be read and relished on Easter Sunday. The text is provided here in this blog post, as well as a link to download a PDF if you’d like to print it out or save it offline. We strongly encourage reading it together with a small group of friends and/or family.

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The Chasm & the Passage: Poems by Andy Patton & Anna A. Friedrich

By The Rabbit Room

Three Things Newsletter has curated a collection of poems composed by various poets in the L’Abri community. It is our pleasure to share two of these poems with you today: an interpretation of “Psalm 22” by Andy Patton and “Reservoir” by Anna A. Friedrich.

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Lent, Week 6: An Image & A Liturgy

By The Rabbit Room

The final post in a weekly Lenten series exploring themes of human frailty and suffering through music, story, and art. This week’s post features art by Brooke West and Trillia Newbell’s reading of “A Liturgy Before Mourning with Those Who Mourn,” from Doug McKelvey’s Every Moment Holy, Vol. II.

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Now Available: Wingfeather Tales

By The Rabbit Room

Featuring new illustrations and the first-ever Wingfeather comic, Wingfeather Tales is now available, as both a brand new hardcover edition and in audiobook form! Return to the world of the Wingfeather Saga with Andrew Peterson and his all-star author friends.

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When Words Become Art: A Review of Go and Do Likewise

By Carolyn Leiloglou

John Hendrix has created his own unique style by blurring the boundary between text and art, melding it into cohesive story. Nowhere is this more evident than in Miracle Man, his first picture book about Jesus, where Jesus’s very words become an integral part of the illustrations, showing the power of the man who was the word made flesh. When I heard that Hendrix was creating a follow up book, Go and Do Likewise: the Parables and Wisdom of Jesus, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

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Consider the Agave of the Desert

By J Lind

One of the few native green things we have here in the Sonoran Desert is agave. You might be familiar with its syrup, a sweetener that reaches the shelves of only the hippest, Gen-Zestiest cafes. Well folks, the hype might not be overblown.

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