• 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.

  • 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 […]

    • I can’t tell you how happy I am that you guys made a theater arm!!! You guys just get better and better! <3 

    • Jacob replied 1 month ago

      How great! I was so incredibly happy to read these news!
      Sometimes I missed theatre among all these other art forms in talkings in the Rabbit Room. But suddenly the rabbit scampers around the corner and jumps straight into the spotlight… Wonderful!

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • In college I had a housemate who was a DJ at a Christian radio station. He believed (and freely admitted) that the music he played at the radio station was mostly a watered down imitation of the pop and rock […]

  • 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!

    • 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.

  • It was the 26th of December, the second day of Christmas by the traditional reckoning, and I’d spent the balance of it on the couch, nursing the cold I’d sustained thanks to late nights and early mornings and run […]

  • [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 […]

  • [Editor’s note: Black Friday is upon us even sooner than usual this year (in order to compensate for supply chain issues), along with its all-too-familiar sense of moral conflict. Many of us are asking questions […]

  • Five or six years ago, I joined Jonny Jimison’s Patreon page. If I remember correctly, he’d committed to redrawing his Dragon Lord Saga in color (having published books one and two in black and white), and the […]

  • Author’s note: This essay contains spoilers for the 14th century British poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the 2021 film The Green Knight. If I spoil the poem for you, well, your bad, you’ve had six cen […]

    • See, at the end I want to believe Gawain’s head is cut off, yet like the Green Knight he is made whole again, practicing resurrection.

  • If you’ve read Anne of Green Gables, you probably remember that scene near the beginning when Matthew Cuthbert is driving Anne Shirley from the train station to Green Gables for the first time. Anne chatters away […]

  • For more than a decade, Thomas McKenzie was a beloved member of the Nashville community (and far, far beyond). Yesterday, on August 23rd, 2021, he was killed in an interstate crash along with his oldest daughter, […]

    • I’m so sorry. Praying that closing prayer with you all.

    • Fr. Thomas played an important role in my spiritual journey. I never personally knew him, but I’m thankful that God gave him to us for a while. Memory eternal.

    • Goodness, Pete, what a powerful remembrance. I’m praying for you and all who loved him. Thank you for sharing your love for him with us.

    • My heart aches for this deep loss for all who loved him. Praying for peace and comfort and that God will surround you all with His grace in unmistakable and tangible ways. Yearning for heaven when death and loss will be no more.

    • this is so very sad. I was very blessed to attend one of Father McKenzie’s church services while I attended Hutchmoot one year and I loved watching his commentaries on movies and listing to his talks. One of my very first things I listened to on the Hutchmoot talks was one by Father McKenzie! It was on the resurrection and it opened my eyes that we will be as Christ is in the Resurrected body. 
      He will be missed, but praise God that this is only for a short reprieve, for we will see him again. 

  • Walter Wangerin, Jr., died yesterday. He’d wrestled lung cancer for a decade, so it was a long time coming, but death stings no less for the wait.

    He was our first Hutchmoot speaker and a National Book Award […]

  • [Editor’s note: Our theme for this last day of North Wind Manor’s Opening Week is film, and this evening we’ll be enjoying a private screening of one of our favorite recent films. Here’s one of the most well-loved […]

  • Unfortunately no, or at least not yet. There were some technical issues with recordings on that end.

  • From the beginning, The Resistance has felt like a bit of an oddball in the Rabbit Room Podcast Network. But to be honest, that was always part of the vision.

    The Rabbit Room is a beautiful community w […]

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