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Sara Groves in Memphis

Last Friday afternoon, some friends and I drove over to Memphis for a Sara Groves concert. I think it was the third time I’ve seen her play, not counting the times she has played for Andrew Peterson’s Christmas show at the Ryman, or the couple showcases I caught last month during GMA week. [...]

RR Interview: Randall Goodgame

Welcome to a new series here in the Rabbit Room, where we will periodically peek into the lives of our contributors as well as other artists, musicians and writers in interview form. We believe that not only is it important to hear from those we appreciate so much but we also enjoy knowing about them [...]

Song of the Day: Derek Webb

Derek played this song (from Mockingbird) almost every night of the 2007 Christmas tour, and by the end I came to love it.  I liked it, was moved by it, appreciated the lyric and the guitar part–but it took a good ten listens before the song really kicked me in the gut, and when it [...]

People of Earth!

If you are as eager to hear the Ill-Tempered Klavier as I am (which I doubt), pray that Bob Boyd would stop throwing up. Bob is mastering the record (that’s the last step in the process) and he’d be done already if he hadn’t picked up a nasty bug in Mexico over the weekend. I’m [...]

Song of the Day: Jonathan Rogers

Jonathan Rogers, one of the first people on board with the Rabbit Room last year, has written several books, three of which are a Young Adult series called The Wilderking Trilogy.  Jonathan describes these books as a fantasy tale told in an American accent, and the following song is a great example of that.

A Tale of Two Concerts: Andrew Peterson vs. Cyndi Lauper

This week, I saw two concerts in three days: the first was Andrew Peterson and the Captains Courageous and the other was Cyndi Lauper and the B 52s. But first, let me backtrack a bit.

A while back for our 10th anniversary my wife and I decided to spend a weekend in Chicago – the [...]

The Carnival Comes To Town and CBN Music Features Jason

The carnival has come to our little mid-western town and transformed our main street for Hay Days. I’m usually on the road for this annual event, but this is the first year I got to experience it. We headed down the street with our tickets and rode all the rides. Even 4 year old Gus [...]

Allen Levi: What’s in a Name

Allen said I could post this here in the Rabbit Room. For those of you unfamiliar with the gentle, giant soul of Allen Levi, you can hear his music at–this piece will give you a good idea of what makes him so special.


Perhaps you have never heard of Irena Sendler. She kept names. [...]

Song of the Day: Ben Shive

I’m happy to present to you a song from Ben Shive’s upcoming The Ill-Tempered Klavier. The album is nearing completion, and “S” is next in line for the song of the day, so Ben agreed to let us post this one. It’s called ’97, a song about the year his older brother went [...]

Concert Review: Andrew Peterson & The Captains Courageous

I got to see Andrew Peterson and the Captains Courageous (Andy Gullahorn & Ben Shive) this weekend when their adventuring brought them to Minnesota. They played in a good sized Lutheran Church in Lakeville with a row of peer-admirers sitting in the front. Taya and myself as well as Joel Hanson, Troy and Sara Groves, [...]

If You’re in the Nashville Area this Saturday…

At Davis Kidd Booksellers, arguably the coolest big bookstore in the Nashville area, I’m honored to be reading from On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, as well as playing a few songs with my good friend Randall Goodgame. I hope you can make it out. Bring your kids, or your [...]

Song of the Day: Jill Phillips

Oh man, do I love this song. The big last chorus is so beautiful it’s made me cry (though according to my friends, that ain’t saying much). I’m pretty sure Andy Gullahorn wrote this one, but Jill’s voice just knocks it out of the park.

J.K. Rowling at Harvard

For all you Harry Potter fans, here’s a link to her recent commencement speech.

I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but here’s a paragraph that stood out:

If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with [...]

Weddings, Baptisms, and Other Trouble

CMCentral has posted a piece I wrote about a recent conspiracy of grace in my life. It’s one of my favorite personal stories and I’m grateful for CMCentral posting it for me. It’s the story of how an unlikely guy like me become a right Reverend.

To read it, go to

Cliff Walking

Do you ever feel like God’s punching bag? I do. I’ve felt like that for most of my life, now that I think about it. Whenever I step out on faith, I find holes in the floor. I’ve fallen so many times that standing at all sometimes feels like valor, much [...]