• And to wrap up our “best of” lists for 2016, here’s our favorite musical discoveries of the year.

    Rebecca Reynolds (@rebeccareynolds)

    Ron Block’s records are always so much fun. He’s a genius. You know tha […]

    • @jenyokel Justin Vernon, front man for Bon Iver, is from Eau Claire, where I currently live. One of the families from our church lives next door to his house here.  A couple of years ago, he started a music festival called the Eaux Claires Music Festival. You should check it out.

    • Nice to see another Django fan Ron!  I love that stuff. Its fun to play too!

    • Kate Rusby and Damien O’Kane were great finds thanks Ron. I also like Lord Huron. I hadn’t heard of these three albums before.  I might throw out Leon Bridges as my own vote. And I think Crowder’s American Prodigal album is the best thing he’s ever done; the synth and production on the ‘American outro’ really moves me.

    • Josh Garrels Christmas album, “The Light Came Down” is just beautiful and haunting, “The old tales are true…”

    • @dockanz I just saw this comment… so fun! The festival sounds awesome. Alas, I wish someone would pay me to just travel to all the music festivals I want to attend. 🙁

      Also, I’m finally listening to Frightened Rabbit. What the heck, Scottish gloom rock is perfect for the dead of January.

      And yesterday, I revisited the new Radiohead and appreciated it a lot more than I did when it came out. Probably also because January. (sorry Pete)

    • How did Switchfoot’s “Where the Light Shines Through” album not make it on these lists? I loved “I Won’t Let You Go” from the very get go, and “The Day That I Found God” has skyrocketed to best Switchfoot song ever for me. “Hope Is the Anthem” is definitely a song that will lift you heart for that dreary day ahead (or at the end perhaps). I will certainly be pouring over the lists above though, definitely loved Kubo and the Two Strings as well as the song at the end. I am also enjoying Colony House, nice to have more of their albums on replay.

  • Bailey Gillespie replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 5 years, 11 months ago

    Wow, all, I loved reading your musings. Every one sounds delightful. I love how they’re chock full of the simple pleasures – bacon, stars, bleached trunks, friendships.

    @chrisyokel, that poem was fabulous! I was especially drawn to the line, “that catch an eddy in the stream of your mind.” What a great image. @uamv, thanks for sharing that sweet…[Read more]

  • Bailey Gillespie replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 5 years, 11 months ago

    Wow, all, I loved reading your musings. Every one sounds delightful. I love how they’re chock full of the simple pleasures – bacon, stars, bleached trunks, friendships.

    @chrisyokel, that poem was fabulous! I was especially drawn to the line, “that catch an eddy in the stream of your mind.” What a great image. @uamv, thanks for sharing that sweet…[Read more]

  • Bailey Gillespie replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 5 years, 11 months ago

    Wow, all, I loved reading your musings. Every one sounds delightful. I love how they’re chock full of the simple pleasures – bacon, stars, bleached trunks, friendships.

    @chrisyokel, that poem was fabulous! I was especially drawn to the line, “that catch an eddy in the stream of your mind.” What a great image.

    <span style=”line-height:…[Read more]

  • Bailey Gillespie replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 5 years, 11 months ago

    Wow, all, I loved reading your musings. Every one sounds delightful. I love how they’re chock full of the simple pleasures – bacon, stars, bleached trunks, friendships.

    @chrisyokel, that poem was fabulous! I was especially drawn to the line, “that catch an eddy in the stream of your mind.” What a great image.

    <span style=”line-height:…[Read more]

  • @rebeccareynolds

    I needed this. There are so many awesome things about this post. I can’t even begin to list them all out so I am going to have to read it again later and then put it on my weekly reading list as means of reminder and challenge. It is very apropos considering where we are at as a Church and culture and where specifically my…[Read more]

  • David Michael Bruno started the topic in the forum 6 years, 1 month ago

    Thinking back to @pete The Art of Gracious Discussion thread + reacting to the latest news of injustice mixed with incivility online + feeling a touch hopeless about national leadership + being a bit hopeful nevertheless, I have a thought. Let me get to it…

    In this rather long and completely inspiring message delivered by David Brooks to…[Read more]

  • Pete Peterson started the topic in the forum 6 years, 1 month ago

    We’ve always tried to maintain an atmosphere of gracious discussion in the Rabbit Room, especially when we disagree. And for the most part we’ve been successful. But when I look at the news (or Facebook) these days, I’m appalled at society’s increasing inability to disagree without falling into insult or anger or hate (or out of sound logic). Why…[Read more]

  • @rebeccareynolds – reading it now for @jonathonrogers Writing with Flannery O’Connor course. I loved his bio. of her and the class has been an appropriate challenge for me. (posting my comment just ONCE this time!)

  • Just reading this @rebeccareynolds. You’re making a lot of sense. Thank you.

  • This has me thinking on so many levels, @rebeccareynolds. It reminds me of this O’Connor quote: “The novelist with Christian concerns will find in modern life distortions which are repugnant to him, and his problem will be to make these appear as distortions to an audience which is used to seeing them as natural; and he may well be forced to take…[Read more]