• Wayne Garvey is a retired Methodist pastor, a neighbor, and a dear friend who leads the Rabbit Room team in prayer each Monday morning. I’m not sure exactly when he started showing up, but over the last few […]

  • We filled our storage unit with hundreds of boxes during a family crisis. I couldn’t sort through it all at the time because too many objects triggered memories I didn’t have the capacity to process. Here was the […]

  • On most weekend afternoons the year I turned seven, you could find me in my room pacing the purple shag rug while a library record spun on my old turntable. That summer, the last track on the b-side of a […]

  • The Faerie Queene is an epic poem written by Edmund Spenser in the late 1500s. This pioneering work of world-building inspired writers like William Wordsworth, John Milton, James Thomson, Alfred Tennyson, John K […]

  • Dawn Morrow changed their profile picture 4 months, 1 week ago

  • I’ve read the Lord of the Rings so many times I have sizable swaths of it memorized. It doesn’t require much to get me reciting lines about the sound of horns echoing dimly in dark Mindolluin’s sides, or to call […]

  • In Drew Miller’s aptly titled new album There Will be Surprises, unexpected delights lurk around every corner, and the result is a musical and lyrical feast. From the opening phrase, “Father, your world’s on fi […]

  • When I started training to become a spiritual director, I was relieved to learn very quickly that our job isn’t about giving directions, fixing problems, or doling out wisdom like some sort of Jesus Yoda. […]

  • When I was eleven, I enrolled in a five-week kids program at the University of Louisville. One class featured a new role-playing game that was sweeping America: Dungeons and Dragons. I was both fascinated and […]

    • I love this so much! As a DM to a little local group of six, thanks for this, Rebecca. What a lovely encouragement. 

    • One of my favorite posts on this site in quite some time. Love the angle and the imagination here. Wonderful!

    • I love this! I have been telling my friends (the ones not already playing) how everyone should play DnD at least once. I liked your attention to the Dungeon Master’s role and how it has to constantly move with what is given. I personally think every small group leader could benefit from being a dungeon master at least once in their life (a small group seems to function with a lot of the same principles/goals as a campaign). So glad to see a piece about this form of storytelling with friends! Thank you, reading this made my day!

    • Thank you for your refreshing and insightful perspective. I’ve been a  talmid of Yeshua for 51 years and a gamer for 45 and have heard it all–from Satanic Panic condemnation to Player Partisan zealotry. As a follower of the Way, I have defended my interest to both Christian and non-Christian alike. So much of what you say resonates with me. I have always felt gaming to be a legitimate and genuine artistic expression, one I have shared with a special group of friends for most of my life. The act of communal creation at our table, the genuine camaraderie; the joy and laughter; the tears and sympathy; the ongoing discussions of morality, ethics, and the nature of good and evil–some of which would rival any theologic debate or university colloquia–that might not have otherwise happened are pure treasure. I especially appreciate your observations on the importance of context and how gaming is an echo the tale-telling of old. As an art, I am fascinated by gaming’s unique social contract and its unspoken agreement to cooperatively create a communal narrative. Indeed, the creation of liminal space through which the artist generously and with vulnerability invites the audience to move from observer to direct creative participant is singular. I cannot resist observing how that paradigm seems to faintly (albeit very imperfectly) echo the amazing Garden paradigm and intended partnership extended by Adonai to His imagers in the evolvement of His “good” world. I apologize for going on so, but your perspective on this subject is rare and thought provoking. Once again, thank you.

    • One of my favorite Hutchmoot memories ever is hiding in a church classroom with the Hittles and Lisa and Jonny and Rich and playing D&D for the first/only time. (Narnia themed. I was a mouse bard.)This is delightful and waking up a longing to play again. Thanks Rebecca.

    • This is fabulous. Also, there is more to explore about the role of the DM as a subcreator. It’s like being an author with the most unruly characters–real humans. 

  • Today, with a mixture of sadness and joy, we announce that Drew Miller is stepping away from his position as Content Developer for the Rabbit Room. Our sadness is the natural result of waving goodbye to a […]

    • Thank you for all your hard work and creativity, Drew! I hope whatever your next adventure is will be fulfilling and fruitful. But I also hope that you will not disappear entirely, because you have made the Rabbit Room a much richer place with your involvement.

    • Drew Miller, you’re a gifted editor, producer, songwriter, and musician.  I’m grateful for all you’ve done, caring for our dearly beloved rabbity folk. May the Lord bless you and may he keep you, may the Lord make his face shine upon you, and may the Lord give you his perfect peace.

    • Thanks for all your work here, Drew. I’ll miss your RR contributions (though maybe there will be surprises?), but am confident that whatever comes next will be great 🙂

  • Pete Peterson wrote a new post 8 months ago

    Jennifer and I are taking something of a sabbatical this month and walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500+ mile pilgrimage from France, across northern Spain, to Santiago de Compostela, the traditional resting […]

  • We’ve pulled together an incredible group of actors for our new production of The Hiding Place, and today I’m thrilled to be able to introduce you to some of the folks on the team.

    Conrad John Schuck is […]

  • Jennifer and I are taking something of a sabbatical this month and walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500+ mile pilgrimage from France, across northern Spain, to Santiago de Compostela, the traditional resting […]

    • Thanks for sharing your travels along the Camino, appreciate hearing stories like this. I once spent part of a year in Spain, in Burgos, involved in a discipleship program and short term mission.

  • Pete Peterson wrote a new post 9 months ago

    Jennifer and I are taking something of a sabbatical this month and walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500+ mile pilgrimage from France, across northern Spain, to Santiago de Compostela, the traditional resting […]

  • It’s been a long time coming, but today I finally get to unveil the Rabbit Room’s newest program: Rabbit Room Theatre. And on June 30th, 2022, we will launch headlong into our fresh, newly-imagined production […]

  • Micah Hawkinson wrote a new post 10 months ago

    April is upon us, my rabbity friends. And boy, do poets love to start long poems by mentioning this month! In the opening of The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot writes:

    April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out […]

  • Pete Peterson wrote a new post 11 months ago

    The Rabbit Room team has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years, and today we’re delighted to announce that this strange little organism of ours has sprouted a new limb in the form of Andy Patton, our n […]

  • 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 […]

  • Micah Hawkinson wrote a new post 1 year ago

    A few years ago at Hutchmoot, Pete Peterson said something that has been enriching the leaf-mould of my mind ever since. Quoting Walt Wangerin, Jr., Pete talked about how the Sanskrit word cinoti “makes of the p […]

    • “But this much is true: Our God-given hunger for a beautiful, well-ordered world touches every area of human endeavor. …And I trust that my code, like my poetry, echoes God’s Word that called His good world out of the formless void.”

      Beautiful. Thank you for this.

    • This is beautiful. It resonates with what I have been reading recently in The Practice of the Presence of God: that every task we do can be done for and with the love of God. Finding the beauty and poetry of code is a wonderful way of participating in God’s good work through your own work.

    • !!! How wonderful this is. Thank you, Micah.

    • I loved this Micah!! Thanks so much for sharing this. I love your poetry too!

    • Tyler replied 1 year ago

      It is so encouraging to hear a fellow programmer/poet put these words out there. I often feel as though the work I do juxtaposes my creative expression (and I’d still argue there are aspects of it that do), but you’ve beautifully highlighted the large space where they overlap. This perspective is invaluable in the busy work world. Thank you so much for this post and the encouragement!

    • I love this! So often people talk about STEM disciplines and the arts as though they’re at odds with one another, or at best like they’re separate and non-overlapping magisteria. But you do a great job of highlighting the similarities and harmonies between your code-writing and your poetry, and it was a joy to read about it. There’s beauty and creativity in everything, if our eyes are open to see it.

    • I’ve never thought about coding like this! As a lover and writer of poetry, I’ve always associated math, STEM, etc. with robotic thinking and systems that I could never wrap my brain around. After a year and a half of dating my partner (a math major but also fellow artist and enneagram 4) I’ve found that there is so much more to “math stuff” than meets the eye. I love this fresh perspective. Also, for me at least, I constantly forget how foundational math is in music. And everything else. Math is EVERYWHERE! Wild.

  • [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 […]

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