Story



Giving Up God for Lent

By Helena Sorensen

[Editor’s note: Today, we bring you an oldie and a goodie from Helena Sorensen. In this Lenten reflection from 2018, Helena tells the story of how her fast from God paradoxically opened up more space for her to enter God’s presence.]

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Hutchmoot US 2022: Tickets on Sale April 2nd

By The Rabbit Room

After a two-year hiatus, we are immensely grateful to be able to say that Hutchmoot US is returning in 2022! It will take place in Franklin, TN on October 6-9, and there will be stories told, songs sung, cheeses consumed, and friendships made. To put it quite simply, we at the Rabbit Room can’t wait to see you again. Tickets will go on sale at 12:00pm CDT on Saturday, April 2nd at Hutchmoot.com, for $325 each. But please do read on for more details—there are a few things it would be helpful for you to know if you’re interested in joining us this year.

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Finding the Lost Tales: An Introduction to The Lost Tales of Sir Galahad

By Gwenifere of Traff Town

Now, after Sir Galahad had smitten down Sir Launcelot, as aforetold of, he rode for a long while in a wild forest and had many adventures of divers sorts, of which no account hath been given, though mention is made of them in the ancient histories of those things which I have read.

—Howard Pyle, The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur
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Don’t Waste Your Experience

By Jonathan Rogers

In the forums of The Habit Membership, Carey Christian recently posted an essay she had written about her experience as a survivor of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado. She survived by hiding with classmates in a locked and darkened office for three hours. (You can read the whole essay here.)

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Hutchmoot Podcast & Video: Story & the Child’s Imagination

By The Rabbit Room

The Hutchmoot Podcast features some of our favorite sessions recorded at our annual conference which celebrates art, music, story, and faith in all their many intersections. Today, it is our pleasure to share a session led by Walter Wangerin, Jr. and Sara Danger called “Story & the Child’s Imagination” from 2021’s Hutchmoot: Homebound, in both video and audio form.

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Hutchmoot in 2022 & Beyond

By The Rabbit Room

Hutchmoot is returning to its traditional form this year, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer again a tangible gathering point around art and faith. It’s the sort of unique experience that can only be cultivated in person, where space and food are shared, faces are remembered, and friendships are deepened.

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The Zacchaeus Tree

By Becca Groves

I believe the highest praise one could receive of their art is, “it made me want to make my own.” You hear a song and it inspires you to pick up your guitar again. You see a painting and you dig out all your brushes and wipe off a dusty canvas. For me, as I finished chapter three of Andrew Peterson’s The God of the Garden, I closed the book with a lump in my throat and began to write the story of my own favorite tree.

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No One Is Alone: A Celebration of Stephen Sondheim

By Janie Townsend

We understand something, we humans: woods are never just woods. Sensing the breaths and rustlings inside, we have learned to marvel at and to mind—at times, to fear—the exhale of otherness that meets us when we stand on the sparser side of a wall of trees.

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Habitations and Names at Hutchmoot

By Ken A. Priebe

While attending Hutchmoot: Homebound in 2021, I was struck by a particular interweaving of artists and influences that were cited. The closer I looked at these inklings of connection between them, the more I discovered.

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Hutchmoot UK 2022: Tickets Now On Sale

By The Rabbit Room

On 14-16 July, 2022, the Rabbit Room will convene the second Hutchmoot UK at St. Andrew’s Church in North Oxford. You’re invited to come and enjoy a weekend of live music, delicious food and conversation, and a series of discussions centred on art, faith, and the telling of great stories across a range of mediums.

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Hutchmoot Podcast & Video: Shaping the World with Stories

By The Rabbit Room

The Hutchmoot Podcast features some of our favorite sessions recorded at our annual conference which celebrates art, music, story, and faith in all their many intersections. Today, we’re excited to share a session led by Sho Baraka called “Shaping the World with Stories” from 2021’s Hutchmoot: Homebound, in both video and audio form.

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Imagination & Kubo and the Two Strings

By Hannah Mitchell

I once went a year without eating bread. It wasn’t a fast or a health kick or anything noble like that. I’m allergic to gluten and moved overseas to work in a country without gluten-free anything. It also happened to be a country without unlimited internet. Each month I would save up my data to Skype family back home or stream a movie. One month I used all my data spending seven hours downloading Rogue One, which never made it to the theater in the town where I lived.

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