No, not this blog. This Blog.
You may remember the book, Post-Rapture Radio: Lost Writings from the Failed Revolution at the End of the Last Century by Russell Rathbun. About that book, I wrote one of my best endorsements (some of us take great pride in our endorsements):
“Once in a while a book reaches out from the page, grabs me by the scruff of the neck, and says something so pithy, so smart, and irreverently funny that I almost bust a gut laughing. That’s what Post-Rapture Radio did to me on several occasions. The fact is, sometimes satire is the best way for us to see our own foibles, and this book is a wonderful antidote to much that ails the church. It’s A Confederacy of Dunces for Christians.”
Well, after quietly subverting the people of St. Paul, Minnesota, for a few years, Russell and Lamblove are back. Russell has begun posting more lost fragments from an uncompleted how-to book on preaching by Lamblove (which you can compare to the advice proferred here). And breaking news out of Jossey-Bass: The book will be out as a paperback this Spring. Indeed Russell (and maybe Lamblove’s ghost) may be joining a rumored book tour this summer as well.
So, check it out!