On Johnny Cash

One of the great delights of the Christian life is the discovery of books and works by believers that one has never considered before or read before. Up until recently I had never really paid much attention to Johnny Cash. But thanks to my good friend Ian Clary I have been introduced to his music. A few months ago, in the weeks leading up to the appearance of the movie about his early years, Walk the Line, Ian encouraged me to listen to some of his songs and I discovered a brother who used his God-given skills in singing to share the gospel powerfully. Cash was not afraid to confess that his only hope was Christ and his cross and that all that this world longs for is in the end “an empire of dirt”!

Powerful stuff and a good reminder that our God loves diversity.