2015 Rabbit Room Retreat at Laity Lodge: March 26-29
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Over the past few years, many Rabbit Room artists and musicians have developed a close relationship with Laity Lodge. They've each been ministered to and changed by time spent there and have come home anxious to share the lessons and insights they gained during their sojourns in the Texas wilderness.

Set in the Hill Country's most spectacular canyon, Laity Lodge presides over an extraordinary confluence of creativity and faith-building. It's a place where artists, speakers, writers, and theologians converge to empower and inspire others in a setting that is safe, serene, and challenging. Laity Lodge is dedicated to enabling Christians to know Jesus deeply and to serve him in the everyday places of their lives.

This coming March, we invite you to come with us into the wilderness, where the Rabbit Room is partnering with Laity Lodge to host the 2nd annual Rabbit Room Retreat. The retreat will offer content similar to the annual Hutchmoot conference in Nashville, but it is intended to provide a quieter, more relaxing, more reflective experience. Expect four days of good food, new friendships, powerful speakers, and great music--all while surrounded by the remote beauty of the Texas Hill Country.

Click here to register at LaityLodge.org.

Featured Speaker: Ralph Wood
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We're proud to welcome Dr. Ralph C. Wood to the Rabbit Room Retreat at Laity Lodge. Dr. Wood has served as the Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University since 1998, and as the author of books such as The Gospel According to Tolkien, Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South, and Chesterton: The Nightmare Goodness of God, he's uniquely equipped to address the Rabbit Room community and share his wealth of wisdom and insight with us.

This year he'll be addressing themes of fellowship, friendship, and community as seen in the lives and works of some of our favorites authors.

Musical Guests
Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips
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Singer-songwriters Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips are no strangers to either the Rabbit Room or Laity Lodge. They have deep roots in both communities, making them the perfect choice as musical anchors for the Rabbit Room Retreat.

Andy has recorded five solo albums (and one Christmas album with Jill) including his most recent record, the critically acclaimed
Beyond the Frame.

Jill has recorded eight solo albums (and one Christmas album with Andy) including
Mortar & Stone, which was one of our favorite records of 2014. She also (along with Andy) joins Andrew Peterson on the Behold the Lamb of God tour each year where she's made the song "Labor of Love" a Christmas classic.

Andrew Peterson
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Andrew Peterson is the singer-songwriter of multiple albums including Light for the Lost Boy and Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ, and the author of the Wingfeather Saga. He's also the founder and proprietor of The Rabbit Room.

Additional Guests
Jennifer Trafton
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Jennifer Trafton is a children's book author. Her first novel, The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic, was a nominee for the Volunteer State Book Award. She lives in Nashville where she teaches creative writing to children.
A. S. Peterson
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A. S. "Pete" Peterson is the author of the Fin's Revolution series of adventure novels. He is also the managing editor of the Rabbit Room and Rabbit Room Press.
Jonathan Rogers
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Jonathan Rogers is the author of more books than he can count (though he freely admits that he isn't very good at math), including The World According to Narnia, The Terrible Speed of Mercy, The Charlatan's Boy, and The Wilderking Trilogy.

About the Retreat
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While the Rabbit Room Retreat is, in some ways, similar to the Hutchmoot conference in Nashville, it will offer a very different experience. The entire event will take place at the lodge on the banks of the Frio River in the Hill Country of southern Texas. The location is remote, peaceful, and beautiful--and full room and board is included in the registration price.

The program will feature a roomy schedule that provides time to relax, hike, enjoy the art studio, and converse with others.

Guests will fly into San Antonio (the nearest airport) and will need to rent a car or make arrangements for the two hour ride to Laity Lodge. We encourage guests who know one another to work together to share the expense of car rental. (Yes, you will have to drive through a river; No, you won't need an SUV to do it.) Once you arrive at Laity Lodge, everything will be provided for you. All you have to do is relax and enjoy yourself. The retreat ends on Sunday after lunch, allowing guests to return to the airport for late afternoon and evening flights out of San Antonio.

If you have any questions about the Rabbit Room Retreat itself, please contact Pete Peterson at orders@rabbitroom.com.

If you have any questions about the Laity Lodge facility, please visit the website at
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