• 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.

  • 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 🙂

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • [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 […]

  • 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 […]

    • Thanks so much for posting this now, Pete

    • Brilliant. Thank you, Pete. “He kept the Keepers and we kept the Earth.”

    • Lovely. Thank you.

    • Thank you for this lovely tale. What a joy to read this tribute to a wonderful writer and get a glimpse of some of my favourite characters again. He will be missed, but his voice will still be heard in the legacy of words he left behind. 

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