It’s time at last to announce some mind-blowingly good news: the North Wind Manor fundraising is complete. Thanks to a lot of extremely generous people (this means you), we were able to meet our goal just a few weeks ago—in fact, we exceeded it by a few thousand dollars. Do you realize how amazing that is? I’ll answer that for you. Very, very amazing.Read More ›
The time has come! The tenth anniversary of the great moot approaches. Speakers are readying their notes, decorations are being prepared, recipes are being set, and travel plans are being laid. Next month, folks from all across and outside the country gather together around a common vision: to celebrate the gospel through the lenses of music, art, and story, and to take that experience back to inspire their own communities.Read More ›
Here at the end of Part I of The Fiddler’s Gun, I sat down with poet, writer, Rabbit Room staff member, and reader of fine books Shigé Clark to discuss some “behind the scenes”-type stuff. Shigé only recently read the book for the first time and came to the studio full of great questions. We’ve limited the discussion to the content of Part I, so don’t worry, no spoilers for Part II, but we do get to talk about a lot of fun stuff.Read More ›
For the past year, I’ve become deeply compelled by the words desolation and consolation. Neither are words we use a whole lot. But they each carry layers of subtle meaning, and I get the sense that they’ve got a lot to teach us.Read More ›
A year ago my family and I played a concert in Sheffield, England. After it was over we stood in a circle with four British friends and prayed. They were fans and supporters of the Rabbit Room, and we talked about the crazy idea of trying to pull off a Hutchmoot in the U.K. someday. The gist of the prayer was, “Lord, we’d love to do this. If it’s your will, please help us make it happen.”Read More ›
Just a few blocks down the street is the Eagle and Child, home of the original Rabbit Room, and in every ancient nook and cranny of these old spires and streets and trees and pubs there’s a hint of old poetry or a remnant of a good story. Gerard Manley Hopkins said mass in the mornings and scratched out verse in these backrooms and garden walks. Dorothy Sayers plotted out her mysteries just around the corner. Professor Tolkien noted the prancing pony on the shingle of the White Horse over there. And Lewis walked ’round the water meadow one morning and dreamt of summer coming true.
All these years and tales and songs later, here we are.
The doors are open. Come on in. We’ve spent a lot of sweat and tears and prayer in putting the weekend together, and we can’t wait for you to join us. JJ is in the kitchen and supper smells fine. Let’s get busy. Convene the Hutchmoot.
Thank you for supporting the Rabbit Room through the first half of 2019! We can hardly believe the year is halfway done. We’ve got a lot of exciting stuff in the works, and we want to take a moment to share our gratitude and update you on all we have going on.Read More ›
If you’re attending Hutchmoot UK, you’re probably excited to see Andrew Peterson live on Friday the 19th. But even if you’re not attending Hutchmoot UK, you can still get excited! This concert is open to the public. So if you’re in the area, stop by St. Andrews Church for a night of songs and stories with Andrew. Click through for more information.Read More ›
For most of us, the idea of sharing something we’ve crafted, even after several editing passes, is terrifying. It’s the reason why we stack paintings against garage walls, and why we occupy the back rows of the local open mic night—content to allow the bravest among us to serve as a proxy of sorts.Read More ›
Hutchmoot 2019 is open to partners who share our vision for building community by drawing people together around art, music, story, and the gospel.Read More ›
Resistance is typically linked to the start of an endeavor—the blinking cursor on a blank digital page, the initial motivation (or lack thereof) to go to the gym, the fear of asking him/her out. From there, the assumption is that resistance will slowly fade or even disappear altogether as success is found and progress is made.Read More ›
It started with an open mic and a semicircle of chairs in a church classroom in Nashville, TN.Read More ›