After Hours Small Group: “The Gospel According to Johnny Cash”
This 5-week small group study is about the gospel of Jesus Christ interpreted using the lyrics of Johnny Cash’s music. Each week, participants will listen to music, read scripture, and reflect on Richard Beck’s book, Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash.
From the publisher of Trains, Jesus, and Murder:
“Saints and sinners, all jumbled up together.” That’s the genius of Johnny Cash, and that’s what the gospel is ultimately all about.
Johnny Cash sang about and for people on the margins. He famously played concerts in prisons, where he sang both murder ballads and gospel tunes in the same set. It’s this juxtaposition between light and dark, writes Richard Beck, that makes Cash one of the most authentic theologians in memory.
In Trains, Jesus, and Murder, Beck explores the theology of Johnny Cash by investigating a dozen of Cash’s songs. In reflecting on Cash’s lyrics, and the passion with which he sang them, we gain a deeper understanding of the enduring faith of the Man in Black.
Meeting Details The group will be led by Pastor Justin and will meet Mondays from 8:30- 9:30 p.m. via zoom starting September 20. To participate please click here to sign up.