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Landon Saunders

Wrong Landon Saunders?

Student

Abilene Christian U.
 
Background

Employment History

  • Partner
    Heartbeat Ministries
  • Teacher
    McKnight Road
  • College Student
    Harding University
  • Student
    Lipscomb
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PreacherMike » Blog Archive » Landon
www.preachermike.com, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Because of the state tournament - my parenting and coaching responsibilities - I won't arrive in North Carolina today for the celebration of the life of Landon Saunders.
The people who organized it told me that Landon only had one request when they told him they were doing it: he wanted his preacher to speak on Sunday morning. (I'm sure that story is hyperbolic, but it still means a lot to me.)
When I was a college student at Harding University from '74 to '78, Landon came through several times.His clarity, his passion, his faith, and his voice captivated me.Later I got ahold of the lectures on preaching that he gave at ACU in the '70s.
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That's Landon.
Our dear friends James and Marla Walters moved from AR to NH to work with Heartbeat, and it was through them that we became so close to Landon.
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Tags: Landon Saunders
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I've been connected to Landon in much the same way since my Harding days as well.I remember him coming through Searcy and I recall the same impact you describe.My friendship with Landon has grown and deepened across the years through my connection with Brant Bryan, Don Williams, Tim Minnix and James Walters.
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The Personal and Community Empowerment materials that Landon and James developed are being used in our community organizing efforts in the city right now.
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Landon has encouraged me in countless ways across the years.I was able to be at the retreat last year and it meant everything to me.Landon is a jewel. . .one of a kind for sure.
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Landon just blew me away.It was a real turning point in my spiritual formation.I can only remember vaguely the content of the messages, but can vividly remember his energy, enthusiasm, his conviction, his openness to us.The power of his voice when he really got revved up.I even think he had hair back then, or at least a comb-over!Then in about 1974 a Bible study group meeting at my house had him over, just to probe his mind.He very patiently answered many questions, and I still am in awe that he made himself available to searching young people, acted like he had all the time in the world.
Looking forward to news of the state tournament.
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I was involved in many aspects of the event and therefore involved with Landon.He totally impacted that high school student.Since then, his life and mission has cast a long shadow over my life.Landon is truly a special gift to humanity and to God's kingdom.
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After that I heard the name of Landon Saunders everywhere and have continued to hear the stories of his life and impact.
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Landon grew up about an hour south of my home so the stories he tells of his boyhood in West Virginia always resonated with me.
But more than that, it is the acceptance that he offers to people that has had the greatest impact on my life.
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I have met him also and always I am moved by the Spirit that lives in Landon.He has challenged us to live beyond the scriptures and to be real.He keeps telling us that relationships are important and how we treat each other in those relationships is important.I love, love, love Landon's smile.
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If Heaven has a radio station, no doubt Landon will have the gig as the #1 DJ!I could never get tired of listening to his wonderful voice.What a spiritual giant!His life surely is one that needs to be celebrated!
DU
Alice wrote on July 21, 2006 at 9:23 am
Landon taught the first class at McKnight Road in the Vanguard courses.I remember him coming through here from time to time.I, too, do not remember the exact lessons that he taught, just that it was different kind of Christianity that I had only seen scattered here and there before.
Karen wrote on July 21, 2006 at 9:37 am
Not having lived in that neck of the woods, my exposure to Landon was through the "Heart of a Fighter" videos back in the '80s.I loved his gentle manner…
But does anyone else here ever think of Landon when they see Colin Mochrie (of Whose Line Is It Anyway?).
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I think the first time I ever saw the guy, I was immediately reminded of Landon.
David wrote on July 21, 2006 at 9:54 am
Phyllis, my wife, had the privilidge of having Landon as a teacher for New Testament Survey at ACU for the 1974 fall semester.This may have been the only time he was an adjuct professor.Wouldn't that have been cool?!
Steve Jr. wrote on July 21, 2006 at 10:23 am
When I think of Landon Saunders, I first think of the time when our family was visiting his home in NH and he gave my brother and me (we were maybe 9 and 6) each a crisp $5 bill to spend "however we wanted."That'll impact a kid's life, that's for sure…
Landon loves kids.Throughout our childhood growing up in New England, guys like Landon and Stanley Shipp were in and out of our lives - sometimes with years in between visits - but picking up right where we left off.
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Even though Landon has been a lifelong bachelor, he impacted the lives of so many young couples that many named a child after him.
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I was a student at ACU when Landon gave the messages you mentioned.
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I became a follower of Jesus within a week of hearing Landon for the first time in 1973 in Memphis.I had never heard Jesus presented the way Landon presented him.How could anyone not want to follow Jesus even into the depths of hell?I thought.He has impacted my life for more than 30 years now, and I am proud to say he has impacted the lives of my two sons as well.Long live Landon!
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One more thing…does anyone know what Greg Ross, former colleague of Landon, is doing and where he is?
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Landon inspired a lot of us with those messages!
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The 7 lectures ("Wolf" etc.) presented by Landon are the best "Theology of Preaching" that I know of in any form.If I remember correctly, they were the first in the annual (September)series "Lectures on Preaching" arranged by the late J. D. Thomas.Over the years many "Landonisms" have succintly encapsulated for me thoughts worth chewing on, much like the parabolic style of Jesus.Perhaps Landon, the life-long bachelor, understood and followed the advice he gave young people struggling to know God's will for them concerning marriage: "Marry - unless you have to."
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I do believe that Landon is one of the very few speakers I have ever listened to without once looking at my watch…Can't say that about too many people whether he was preaching when I was in college, speaking at the Leadership Barteltt Forum or at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.Praise God for Landon and the many lives he has touched and for the opportunities that I have had to be among them!
Alice wrote on July 24, 2006 at 10:17 am
I got to talk to Landon before a Jubilee class one time, a few of us were early and waiting for the rest to show up.
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I, too, was profoundly shaped by the messages and character of Landon.
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In the middle of answering all our questions, Landon got up, went to the coffee machine, and went around the table pouring coffee for all of us.
Another great moment- when I lived in Connecticut, I was blessed to attend his "Academy of Ideas" retreat in Vermont.1989, I believe.After one of the evening sessions, he took me and a friend out to dinner.Insisted on buying the meal.
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Any idea where someone could get hold of those lectures of Landon's?I've had a small chance to meet with him at the two Walters girls weddings, and he appears a wonderful, hearty, joyful man.
My Transition: Joining Landon and Heartbeat | PreacherMike
preachermike.com, 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Landon Saunders has invited me to be his partner with Heartbeat Ministries, which I've accepted.
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Twenty years before that, Landon came to Highland as a 34-year-old Arkansas minister, as well. He was invited by Herald of Truth to launch a radio program.
Don't many of you remember hearing Landon's voice in the 1970's and 1980's? Perhaps at a college retreat . . . or on the radio (his program was first picked up by NBC and then eventually by most major networks) . . . or through the "Heart of the Fighter" film series? His lectures on preaching at ACU were foundational in my understanding of Christian ministry.
Landon and I have been close friends for a long time.
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For such a time as this Mike and Landon realized that this group must be reached in different ways (just as Landon has been doing all these years).
friends archive at PreacherMike
preachermike.com [cached]
Because of the state tournament - my parenting and coaching responsibilities - I won't arrive in North Carolina today for the celebration of the life of Landon Saunders.
The people who organized it told me that Landon only had one request when they told him they were doing it: he wanted his preacher to speak on Sunday morning. (I'm sure that story is hyperbolic, but it still means a lot to me.)
When I was a college student at Harding University from '74 to '78, Landon came through several times.His clarity, his passion, his faith, and his voice captivated me.Later I got ahold of the lectures on preaching that he gave at ACU in the '70s.
...
That's Landon.
Our dear friends James and Marla Walters moved from AR to NH to work with Heartbeat, and it was through them that we became so close to Landon.
| PreacherMike
preachermike.com, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Having my kids spend a couple hours with Landon Saunders. Move over Garrison Keillor.
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Landon is an old friend of mine.
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Okay, well in my thick southern accent I told Landon, "Well, Landon, Maria is a communist. He smiled and began to lay out the most amazing comparison of Jesus Christ and the man who she loved Marx. He was so totally in tune with her heart. Maria was baptised later. So I hear ya with the Landon thing...when he spoke at lectureship I felt as if he was speaking just to me. Sorry, long story but just thought I would share..
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Mike, my brother-in-law has spent extended time with Landon and my husband some short times.
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We were living in Houston and newly married and walked into church with our toddler son and Landon broke away from a conversation and engulfed us in his arms and said I know that you are Danleys.
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Landon is one of the nicest people I have met.
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I will never forget the series Landon Saunders did about 20 years ago-The Heart of the Fighter.
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Back in 1971 Landon Saunders used to preach and teach at our summer campaigns in St. Louis, MO. Some of my fondest memories of Landon were eating at Steak and Shake at 2:00 a.m. in the morning after baptizing folks at one of the local church buildings following his meetings. He was and is a great story teller! I have lost track of Landon over the years. Please greet him in the Lord for me. In fact, give him my e-mail (brad1125@swbell.net). Back in 1999, my daughter, Hannah, who was a student at Lipscomb at that time and attended Ottercreek came home to tell me about a great guest speaker she heard there named "Landon Saunders"!
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Landon did a Feeling Good about workshop in 1978 in Burlington, MA and more in 79 & 80 in Lowell.
Because of the state tournament - ...
preachermike.com, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Because of the state tournament - my parenting and coaching responsibilities - I won't arrive in North Carolina today for the celebration of the life of Landon Saunders.
The people who organized it told me that Landon only had one request when they told him they were doing it: he wanted his preacher to speak on Sunday morning. (I'm sure that story is hyperbolic, but it still means a lot to me.)
When I was a college student at Harding University from '74 to '78, Landon came through several times. His clarity, his passion, his faith, and his voice captivated me. Later I got ahold of the lectures on preaching that he gave at ACU in the '70s.
...
That's Landon.
Our dear friends James and Marla Walters moved from AR to NH to work with Heartbeat, and it was through them that we became so close to Landon.
...
I've been connected to Landon in much the same way since my Harding days as well. I remember him coming through Searcy and I recall the same impact you describe. My friendship with Landon has grown and deepened across the years through my connection with Brant Bryan, Don Williams, Tim Minnix and James Walters.
...
The Personal and Community Empowerment materials that Landon and James developed are being used in our community organizing efforts in the city right now.
...
Landon has encouraged me in countless ways across the years. I was able to be at the retreat last year and it meant everything to me. Landon is a jewel. . .one of a kind for sure.
...
Landon just blew me away. It was a real turning point in my spiritual formation. I can only remember vaguely the content of the messages, but can vividly remember his energy, enthusiasm, his conviction, his openness to us. The power of his voice when he really got revved up. I even think he had hair back then, or at least a comb-over! Then in about 1974 a Bible study group meeting at my house had him over, just to probe his mind. He very patiently answered many questions, and I still am in awe that he made himself available to searching young people, acted like he had all the time in the world.
...
I was involved in many aspects of the event and therefore involved with Landon. He totally impacted that high school student. Since then, his life and mission has cast a long shadow over my life. Landon is truly a special gift to humanity and to God's kingdom.
...
I obviously had a blank stare and he stamered a minute and gave me a very intense look and then said "you know who Landon Saunders is, don't you?
...
After that I heard the name of Landon Saunders everywhere and have continued to hear the stories of his life and impact.
...
Landon grew up about an hour south of my home so the stories he tells of his boyhood in West Virginia always resonated with me.
But more than that, it is the acceptance that he offers to people that has had the greatest impact on my life.
...
I have met him also and always I am moved by the Spirit that lives in Landon. He has challenged us to live beyond the scriptures and to be real. He keeps telling us that relationships are important and how we treat each other in those relationships is important. I love, love, love Landon's smile.
...
If Heaven has a radio station, no doubt Landon will have the gig as the #1 DJ! I could never get tired of listening to his wonderful voice. What a spiritual giant! His life surely is one that needs to be celebrated!
...
Landon taught the first class at McKnight Road in the Vanguard courses. I remember him coming through here from time to time. I, too, do not remember the exact lessons that he taught, just that it was different kind of Christianity that I had only seen scattered here and there before.
2006 July 21 Karenpermalink
Not having lived in that neck of the woods, my exposure to Landon was through the "Heart of a Fighter" videos back in the '80s. I loved his gentle manner...
But does anyone else here ever think of Landon when they see Colin Mochrie (of Whose Line Is It Anyway?).
...
I think the first time I ever saw the guy, I was immediately reminded of Landon.
2006 July 21 Davidpermalink
Phyllis, my wife, had the privilidge of having Landon as a teacher for New Testament Survey at ACU for the 1974 fall semester. This may have been the only time he was an adjuct professor. Wouldn't that have been cool?!
2006 July 21 Steve Jr.permalink
When I think of Landon Saunders, I first think of the time when our family was visiting his home in NH and he gave my brother and me (we were maybe 9 and 6) each a crisp $5 bill to spend "however we wanted. That'll impact a kid's life, that's for sure...
Landon loves kids. Throughout our childhood growing up in New England, guys like Landon and Stanley Shipp were in and out of our lives - sometimes with years in between visits - but picking up right where we left off.
...
Even though Landon has been a lifelong bachelor, he impacted the lives of so many young couples that many named a child after him.
...
I was a student at ACU when Landon gave the messages you mentioned.
...
I became a follower of Jesus within a week of hearing Landon for the first time in 1973 in Memphis.
...
I had never heard Jesus presented the way Landon presented him.
...
Long live Landon!
2006 July 21 Steve Holt Sr. permalink
One more thing...does anyone know what Greg Ross, former colleague of Landon, is doing and where he is?
...
Landon inspired a lot of us with those messages!
...
The 7 lectures ("Wolf" etc.) presented by Landon are the best "Theology of Preaching" that I know of in any form.
...
Perhaps Landon, the life-long bachelor, understood and followed the advice he gave young people struggling to know God's will for them concerning marriage: "Marry - unless you have to."
...
I do believe that Landon is one of the very few speakers I have ever listened to without once looking at my watch...Can't say that about too many people whether he was preaching when I was in college, speaking at the Leadership Barteltt Forum or at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Praise God for Landon and the many lives he has touched and for the opportunities that I have had to be among them!
2006 July 24 Alice permalink
I got to talk to Landon before a Jubilee class one time, a few of us were early and waiting for the rest to show up.
...
I, too, was profoundly shaped by the messages and character of Landon.
...
In the middle of answering all our questions, Landon got up, went to the coffee machine, and went around the table pouring coffee for all of us.
...
Any idea where someone could get hold of those lectures of Landon's? I've had a small chance to meet with him at the two Walters girls weddings, and he appears a wonderful, hearty, joyful man.
...
Please, how do I contact Landon?
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We had the opportunity of hearing Landon Saunders preach In Corning Arkansas In the late 60S. He delivers a powerful message and we would love to find some of his tapes. Does anyone know where he is now? He had such an impact on our lives we have mentioned him often in our family conversations and would love to see and hear him again.
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