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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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I’m Sick of This (On Writing “The Oracle of Philadelphia”)

By Pete Peterson

[Editor’s note: In celebration of the print release of Pete Peterson’s “The Oracle of Philadelphia,” we share with you a piece from Pete originally published on the Rabbit Room blog in 2014 which narrates the frustration and reward of the writing process. Enjoy!]

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Every Taylor Swift Song, Ranked

By Chris Thiessen

[Editor’s note: In addition to being Head of Operations at the Rabbit Room, Chris Thiessen is an eloquent and insightful music critic. On his bi-weekly newsletter, Quarter Notes, he recently completed the epic feat of ranking every single Taylor Swift song.

Amazed by his fearlessness, we share here his words about Swift’s songwriting, the way that music marks our lives, and St. Augustine’s “hermeneutic of love.” Enjoy, and find the complete list at Quarter Notes.]

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Introducing the Rabbit Room Christmas Gift Package

By The Rabbit Room

For the first time, the Rabbit Room has created a Christmas package, a perfect gift for friends who are unfamiliar or less familiar with the Rabbit Room! Every package includes an assortment of items—books, recipes, art, an ornament, tea, and much more—carefully curated around the themes of Advent and Christmas.

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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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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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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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The Molehill Podcast: The Stephens Hill Horror

By The Rabbit Room

The Molehill Podcast is back for Halloween with a special, Lovecraft-inspired ghost story from Pete Peterson: “The Stephens Hill Horror.” Be afraid; be very afraid.

P.S. There are rabbits. Scary rabbits.

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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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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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