• It’s been a decade or more since I had my first conversation with Ron Block, but I can still recall the primary subject that afternoon: identity in Christ. That is because nearly every chat I’ve been pri […]

  • 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 […]

  • RR Note: It feels like every corner of the Rabbit Room is shaped in some way by the meaningful work of Frederick Buechner. As we grieve his bittersweet passing at the age of 96, we wanted to repost an address […]

  • 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. […]

  • This past weekend my friend Heidi Johnston and I led a session at the Rabbit Room’s Hutchmoot UK in Oxford, England. Our topic was delight and the writer.

    The things you delight in are a clue to what you o […]

    • This is a lovely answer, and I think I would expand on it. Grief is, in some sense, the inverse of delight. I think of Jesus enduring the cross for the joy set before him (also, that line in WandaVision: “What is grief but love persevering?”) For some time, I’ve been working on a chapbook -length poetry collection that deals with infertility and fertility treatments. There’s a real sense in which the grief that has informed those poems is a burgeoning, raw, difficult delight: delight in the hope of creation, in marital love, in children (even the potential of them). I suggest that often, our grief reveals and even grows our delight through those bitter seasons you described.
       

  • 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.

  • The maelstrom of the last few years has proven difficult for singer-songwriter Eric Peters, but the resulting growth has given way to a new set of songs that chronicle those experiences in a meaningful way. […]

  • 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 🙂

  • For the first half of my life, there was the sacred and there was the secular, and never the twain shall meet. I may not have heard this directly from the pulpit, but I definitely saw it lived out in the […]

  • “Why do we eat—together?” This is the central question of Andrew Brumme’s exquisite new docuseries, Taste and See, a cinematic journey into the essential sacredness of food. As the pilot so winsomely insis […]

  • 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.

  • 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 

    • 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!

    • Tickets are emailed at the time of purchase. You can request they be resent via the ticketing site, or email boxoffice@rabbitroom.com.

    • There are currently no plans for a tour.

  • [Editor’s note: For this year’s Passion Week, we share an oldie and a goodie from Russ Ramsey, which originally appeared on the blog ten years ago. In this post, Russ outlines the narrative arc of Passion Week one […]

  • [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 […]

  • The title Rembrandt is in the Wind is a play on words. It refers to Rembrandt’s painting Storm on the Sea of Galilee, in which he paints himself as one of the disciples in the boat—the one in the center of the […]

  • 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 […]

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