Interviews



New from Rabbit Room Press: Songs from the Silent Passage

By The Rabbit Room

Songs from the Silent Passage is a new collection of essays by various members of the Chrysostom Society (Eugene Peterson, Matthew Dickerson, Luci Shaw, and more) which explores the breadth and depth of Walt Wangerin Jr, a writer who has wandered through a passage and returned with news of a far country. In celebration of release day, we’re excited to share with you an excerpt from Luci Shaw’s essay as well as an interview between Luci and fellow contributor Matthew Dickerson.

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The Habit Podcast: Lancia E. Smith

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Lancia E. Smith, the founder of a quarterly online magazine called Cultivating and the Cultivating Project, a nurtured community of writers and artists committed to pursuing spiritual maturity and creative excellence.

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The Habit Podcast: Janna Barber

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with blogger, poet, and memoirist Janna Barber about her new book Hidden in Shadow: Tales of Grief, Lamentation, and Faith.

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The Habit Podcast: Stephen Roach

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Stephen Roach, host of the Makers and Mystics podcast, founder of The Breath & the Clay creative arts movement, and co-author (with Ned Bustard) of Naming the Animals: An Invitation to Creativity.

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The Habit Podcast: Rachel Pieh Jones

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Rachel Pieh Jones, author of Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus.

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Requiem for 2020: An Interview with Rachel Wilhelm

By Jen Rose Yokel

I’m writing this from a sunlit cafe in Providence, where the daffodils and forsythia are finally blooming and everything feels right in the world. Sure, I’ve got a mask on my face to remind me that we aren’t entirely done with this pandemic yet, but somehow this particular spring almost feels like waking up after a long, exhausting year. And yet, for so many, the losses big and small remain. The ruins of the past year are still being sorted, named, grieved.

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The Habit Podcast: Doug McKelvey

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Doug McKelvey, author of Volumes I and II of Every Moment Holy.

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Artists & their Stories: Gina Sutphin & Bailey McGee

By The Rabbit Room

Artists & is a project created to meet the need for community among visual artists. Throughout this project, we will learn the stories of artists we know and respect, looking inside their studios and hearing about their work, process, and rhythms. In this second installment, we hear from Gina Sutphin and Bailey McGee.

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The Habit Podcast: Andrew Peterson and Friends on the Wingfeather Tales

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Andrew Peterson, Jennifer Trafton, Pete Peterson, and Doug McKelvey, all authors and contributors to the Wingfeather Tales collection.

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The Habit Podcast: Winn Collier

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Winn Collier, Director of the Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination at Western Theological Seminary and author of A Burning in My Bones: The Authorized Biography of Eugene H. Peterson.

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The Thick of Our Days: An Interview with Carolyn Arends

By Drew Miller

If you attended Hutchmoot 2019, you’ll remember that our keynote speaker was Carolyn Arends: a down-to-earth, razor-sharp songwriter whose stories, songs, and insights wove the themes of the conference together. For Carolyn, 2020 gave rise to two new projects: a full-length album called Recognition and a hymns EP called In the Morning. I recently had the opportunity for an in-depth conversation with Carolyn about her childhood love of songwriting, the unfolding of her career, her work as Director of Education at Renovaré, and the wonder of parables. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.

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The Habit Podcast: Hannah Anderson

By The Rabbit Room

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Hannah Anderson, author of Turning of Days: Lessons from Nature, Season, and Spirit.

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