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The Man in Black

posted by Scot McKnight
It would be Johnny Cash’s 78th Birthday, so to honor him: Jackson!


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Jeremy White

posted February 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm


Johnny Cash was the man. He embodied in rare form the paradoxes of faith and pilgrimage that the vast majority of Christians struggle with but few will admit to. I say this not as an affirmation of sin (its sad that I even feel I have to clarify that), but as an affirmation of the kind of freedom one can find when they come out of hiding, admit and embrace their brokenness and throw themselves at the foot of the cross with abandon to anything other the shear grace. Johnny could have written Romans 7 with Paul, and would have felt very comfortable in the presence of the Apostle. Can wait to meet Johnny in Heaven someday along with all the other sinners that the Pharisees thought would never be there… (and yes, Dr. Scott – I know your views on Pharisees! I’m just using the word figuratively!) ;) Thanks for the post…



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Jeremy White

posted February 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm


Correction from post #1: “CAN’T” wait to meet Johnny in Heaven someday…



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Peter

posted February 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm


Thanks. Went from there to watch “Hurt” by the man in black, then the one by NIN. Whew.



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