Johnny Cash fan and dean at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Russell Moore explores why Cash remained popular and relevant to even much younger fans up until the very end of his life.
Cash always seemed to connect. When other Christian celebrities tried to down-play sin and condemnation in favor of upbeat messages about how much better life is with Jesus, Cash sang about the tyranny of guilt and the certainty of coming judgment. An angst-ridden youth culture may not have fully comprehended guilt, but they understood pain. And, somehow, they sensed Cash was for real.
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