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Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain

From, The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea,Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Spring 2016 We drove east away from the Sea, through Niland’s marginally inhabited blocks, beyond the city limits deeper into the desert to Salvation Mountain. In 1984 … Continue reading

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Irrigating the Desert or The Great Wall of China and the Salton Sea or Searching for Ourselves from Outer Space

This book is an investigation. A search. It is born out of a couple of sentences that have been bouncing around in my head for more than twenty years and an unsettled feeling about who I really am and what … Continue reading

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Irrigating the Desert

“     “There are only two man made objects you can see from outer space. One is the Great Wall of China the other is the Salton Sea. One is the result of the work of hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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Publishers Weekly Calls it, “Terrifying!”

As the sometimes Russell Rathbun, I will be reading from my new book, Midrash on the Juanitos at the Virginia Street Church hosted by Common Good Books May 5th at 7:30pm–and I would really like it if you would come. … Continue reading

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Midrash on the Juanitos, a Didactic Novella

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Dog In A Raincoat and Destabilization Part II

Dog In A Raincoat Why so stingy with the challenging, confronting and requiring some period of self-reflection?  Isn’t this what should go on every week?  How can anyone preach a sermon based on the Bible that is not challenging and … Continue reading

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Dog In A Raincoat and Destabilization Part I

Destabilization As I was peering out the front window from behind the living room curtain (something I do more times a day than I want to admit—you never know who could be around—and that white panel van is still parked … Continue reading

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Precluding Conclusion

In conclusion, is only the conclusion of the rants that I have collected over the years, written on various book covers and cast off materials.  I haven’t felt free to write in such an obsessive way for a while.  I … Continue reading

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In Conclusion: Don’t Tell People What to Do

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons In Conclusion: Don’t Tell People What to Do Don’t tell people what to do.  Tell people what the Gospel says.  Tell People that God loves them.  God likes them.  Point to … Continue reading

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Cultural Relevance vs. Cultural Literacy

How to Preach Real, Relevant, Relational and Revolutionary Sermons Cultural Relevance vs. Cultural Literacy There is a great fear in the Contemporary Christian Culture (well, the whole culture is based on fear. So this is one of the great fears) … Continue reading

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