The Man Comes Around

The Man Comes Around” is the title track from Johnny Cash‘s American IV: The Man Comes Around, released in 2002 It is one of the last songs Cash wrote in his life. Both sung and spoken, the song makes numerous Biblical references, especially from the Book of Revelation. The titular “Man” inferentially refers to Jesus Christ and the Second Coming.

The chorus contains the words “the whirlwind is in the thorn tree”. This reference is explained in Cash’s 1997 autobiography. He writes that Queen Elizabeth II  appeared to him in a dream and said “Johnny Cash, you’re a thorn bush in a whirlwind”. Cash later found the same reference in the Book of Job, and was inspired to write thirty-three verses of what would become “The Man Comes Around”

Sit back and invest five minutes of your life in this song. You will not regret it…

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Take That, the Trinity & You

Just to clarify: it is (allegedly) no longer embarrassing for a man to say he has listened to Take That. They have long left the stomach-churning genre of boy band and moved up the ladder of pop music into somewhere (a little) more respectable.

Have you ever tried to wrap your mind around the doctrine of the Trinity? Good luck. What is the importance of the Trinity? Why is this head melting, brain stretching, theological doctrine necessary to understand or comprehend? It’s agreeably a head-scratcher. But if nobody can fully understand it, then why bother? What does it reveal about God other than confusion? A question, you might say, that could only be tackled and answered by one of the top theologians or Christian thinkers of our day. Well, you’d think so, but . . . Continue reading


If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking

“I sat down to have a dialogue with God and, really, He ended up having a dialogue with me.” – John Mark McMillan

Driving along the other day on my way to nowhere important, I was listening to The David Crowder Band, their album Church Music in particular. I think this is a fantastic album, full of songs that I can connect with God to, that also are pleasing to the ears. One song in particular is one I cherish very much: How He Loves.

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