The Man in Black
Faith in the life and music of Johnny Cash
Sunday, 10 a.m. at LSUS
“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”
One of the greatest singers and songwriters of all time, Cash never dropped the habit of telling audiences who he was. And yet, this man with the most straightforward intro is as mysterious and hard to pin down as they come. Who was Johnny Cash?
A deeply devoted follower of Jesus. And an addict.
A man who sang murder ballads and gospel hymns in the same set.
A man who visited the White House but not as often as prisons.
A friend of Bob Dylan and Billy Graham.
A man who wrote about the light and the dark and made both sound credible.
Cash has been discussed in biographies and documentaries, even portrayed in a major Hollywood film. But there’s no understanding Johnny Cash without starting with his faith – the man loved Jesus, and The Man loved Johnny.
Whatever Cash knew about gathering up saints and sinners, he learned from Jesus. In his life and music, there’s so much to learn about the Gospel, about both the light and the dark, and about the original friend of sinners.
So this series is about Johnny Cash. And it’s not.
And that kind of ambiguity? Well, it’s hard to believe Cash wouldn’t relish it.
Join us this Sunday, 10 a.m. at LSUS for The Man in Black