Lee Habeeb writes at National Review about Johnny Cash (whose birthday is Feb. 26) and how an aspect of his troubled life has been ignored by Hollywood. Walk the Line was a fine movie, but it left something out too important to ignore, Cash’s very serious Christian faith. He was a very troubled man, and was at his best performing for the inmates of Folsom Prison, with whom he easily identified. Cash autobiography makes his faith quite clear. The suicide attempt Habeeb relates is chilling.
Russell Moore wrote about Cash (Real Hard Cash) in Touchstone (Dec. 2005). Cash was no saint, but he knew his sin and sought and embraced its Remedy. He knew the score, and his music often pointed the Way.