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Announcing More Guests at Hutchmoot: Homebound 2021

By The Rabbit Room

We’ve got a few more guests for Hutchmoot: Homebound 2021 who we are so excited to welcome into the conference—Tim Mackie, Mark Meynell, and Sandra McCracken. Limited Mystery Moot Kits are available, and you can register at HutchmootHomebound.com.

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artists & their stories: Joe Sutphin & Eddy Efaw

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 fourth installment, we hear from Joe Sutphin and Eddy Efaw.

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More Guests Announced for Hutchmoot: Homebound 2021

By The Rabbit Room

The list of guests who will be joining us at Hutchmoot: Homebound this year just got three names longer—Lanier Ivester, Steve Guthrie, and Jason Eskridge. Limited Mystery Moot Kits are available, and you can register at HutchmootHomebound.com.

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Announcing Opening Week at North Wind Manor

By The Rabbit Room

We are so excited to announce Opening Week at North Wind Manor: a 4-day celebration (July 13th-16th) of the Rabbit Room’s newly rebuilt community space through story, music, art, and community. It’s just the beginning of what we hope will be a continual calendar of events aimed at nourishing Christ-centered communities for the life of the world. We hope you can join us for this exciting week of events!

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Old Favorites: Arthur Alligood’s One Silver Needle

By Jonathan Rogers

[Editor’s note: This piece is the second in a series begun by Mark Geil called “Old Favorites,” where various contributors to the blog reflect on some of the most beloved, well-worn albums in their collections. Today, we hear from Jonathan Rogers about Arthur Alligood’s album, One Silver Needle.]

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Music & the Meaning of Time in Little Women

By Drew Miller

It is no exaggeration to say that the soundtrack from 2019’s Little Women got me through 2020. For starters, Spotify told me so; its end-of-year report informed me that my favorite album was Little Women, my favorite artist was Alexandre Desplat, and my favorite song was “Christmas Breakfast.” Perhaps this is because in December 2019, it was the last movie my wife and I had seen together in our beloved Belcourt Theater before the pandemic, and we’ve remained captivated by it ever since. It reminded us of what is most true at a moment when our very next breaths seemed to take us into a tragic new world.

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Summer Reading List 2021

By Chris Thiessen

Friends, normally I’d attempt to write some witty and semi-insightful intro to a summer reading list like this, weaving together previews of the dragon adventures, delightful mysteries, dazzling poetry, and delicious peaches held within. I’d go on and on about the unmatched pleasure of reading in a hammock on a perfect summer’s day…

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Eucatastrophe in Taylor Swift

By Chris Thiessen

It’s not enough to say Taylor Swift sings about romance as if it were just a topic of interest to her (though it is). Romantic relationships are the entire genre, language, and viewpoint through which she interprets the world around her. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that few in recent years have mined the myriad angles and experiences of romantic relationships better, or at least more thoroughly, than Taylor Swift. In her catalog, we find every sort of human emotion fathomable expressed as a reaction to or result of romance, from infatuation (“Enchanted”) to vengeful rage (“Better Than Revenge”), wistful longing (“Teardrops on My Guitar”) to sorrowful regret (“Back to December”), and so on and so on.

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Eugene Peterson on Walt Wangerin: An Excerpt from Songs from the Silent Passage

By The Rabbit Room

Rabbit Room Press’s latest title, “Songs from the Silent Passage,” features essays from an assortment of writers on the influence of Walt Wangerin. One of those writers is Eugene Peterson, and we’re so grateful that his voice is part of this collection. If you’ve heard of Walt Wangerin but haven’t yet encountered his work, this collection of essays is a perfect place to begin. Read on for an excerpt from Peterson’s essay.

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New Reading Group: Phantastes by George MacDonald

By The Rabbit Room

What happens when a self-assured university student comes home as a “chivalric” English gentleman, ready to assume responsibility for his sisters and the family estate, but somehow wakes up the next morning as a stranger in Fairyland?

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Jumping Fences

By J Lind

Depression has been the low-hanging fruit of our family tree, along with addiction. It’s an ongoing chicken-and-egg as to what-causes-what. I experienced my first bout of major depression at the ripe age of eleven, spurred on by a scene of Bill and Ted playing Twister with Death. You read that right.

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Let it Be Awkward

By Carolyn Arends

What if it’s terribly awkward?

That was my first question when a filmmaker named The Arctic told me he wanted to conduct a video experiment with my song “To Cry for You.” His proposal was simple: “I’ll just ask people to let me film them while they listen to the song.”

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