Faith



A Word from the Chef: Friday Dinner

By John Cal

In his chef’s address from Friday evening of Hutchmoot: Homebound 2021, John Cal weaves a childhood story about burritos into a reflection on the discomfort of not knowing and the gift of being carried by God.

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Thanksgiving Offerings: Hutchmoot’s “The Indispensable Feast” & Liturgies for Today

By The Rabbit Room

Happy Thanksgiving from the Rabbit Room! To celebrate, we’re re-sharing a wonderful and applicable session from this year’s Hutchmoot: Homebound called “The Indispensable Feast,” co-led by Lanier Ivester and Steve Guthrie. We’ve also made a few fitting liturgies available for free download on the Every Moment Holy website.

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George MacDonald: A Life of Relationships

By The Rabbit Room

[Editor’s note: Last week, the Rabbit Room staff happened upon this excellent interview with one of our favorite people, George MacDonald scholar Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson. It originally appeared on Radix Magazine, which you should definitely peruse if you haven’t already. Read to the end of the interview to find a link to some more of Kirstin’s writing, as well. You’ll be glad you did.]

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Giving Tuesday & Rabbit Room Membership

By The Rabbit Room

If you’re interested in becoming a Rabbit Room member and would like to make as big an impact as possible, we have a special opportunity for you on Giving Tuesday.

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2021 Rabbit Room Gift Exchange

By The Rabbit Room

Back by popular demand, it’s the Rabbit Room Christmas Gift Exchange!

But wait, what is it?

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Andrew Peterson Reads from The God of the Garden

By The Rabbit Room

During this year’s Hutchmoot: Homebound, we had the pleasure of hearing Andrew Peterson read the chapter “Places and Noplaces” from his new book, The God of the Garden. Here it is, in case you missed it the first time or would like to hear it again.

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Why Black Friday?

By Pete Peterson

[Editor’s note: Black Friday is upon us even sooner than usual this year (in order to compensate for supply chain issues), along with its all-too-familiar sense of moral conflict. Many of us are asking questions like, “To what degree can I participate in this without selling my soul to American consumerism?” Well, great question. A couple years ago, Executive Director Pete Peterson wrote a helpful post exploring some of those tensions and why the Rabbit Room chooses to participate in Black Friday. We’re re-sharing it here, along with some of the deals that we are offering this year in the Rabbit Room Store.]

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Shire Reckonings

By Rebecca D. Martin

“’What fun! What fun to be off again, off on the road with dwarves! This is what I have been really longing for, for years! Goodbye!’ he said, looking at his old home and bowing to the door.”

—Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring
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Lessons from a Leader Lost: Examining the Legacy of Fr. Thomas McKenzie

By Emily Capo Sauerman

I am a member of Church of the Redeemer, an Anglican parish in Nashville, TN. When our church observes All Saints Day (liturgically the Sunday nearest November 1), we take turns sharing stories about departed loved ones who strengthened our faith through their witness to Christ’s love. In a normal year, these times of sharing evoke both tears and laughter as we exchange remembrances and anticipate our own reunions with all those we have loved and lost. I look forward to it every year as a time to remember that death has been defeated and the Body of Christ exists beyond space and time. However, I never saw this particular All Saints Day coming. This year, my church and I approach All Saints Day with heavy hearts as we remember our beloved pastor, the late Reverend Thomas McKenzie, who, along with his oldest child Charlie, was killed in a car crash in August of 2021.

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Hutchmoot: Homebound Encore

By The Rabbit Room

Did you miss out on registering for Hutchmoot: Homebound this year? Well, now is your chance to get in on the fun!

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Headwaters: An Interview with Andrew Osenga

By Drew Miller

In case you haven’t heard, Andrew Osenga has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new album, Headwaters—a collection of songs written to be sung by families, friends, and churches that deals with themes of time, personal legacy, collective repentance, and more. I had the pleasure of asking Andrew some questions about his creative process, his hopes for this album, and where the idea for it originated. Enjoy, and be sure to back his Kickstarter!

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Release Day: The God of the Garden by Andrew Peterson

By The Rabbit Room

We’re so excited to celebrate the release of a brand new book by Andrew Peterson: The God of the Garden: Thoughts on Creation, Culture, and the Kingdom. It’s a lovely exploration of the intimate connection between humans and humus that began all the way back in the Garden of Eden—and yet it is firmly rooted in the present, drawing out implications for how we tend to our lives today.

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