One of the things I loved about summertime in High school was jumping in a car with my friend, Charlie, and traveling all over the midwest to go see, Rich Mullins, in concert. He didn’t look like other Christian artists at the time, he didn’t talk like other Christian artists at the time, and he didn’t live like…well….like most Christian people I knew at the time. You didn’t always agree with everything that he said, but you left the concert focused again on Jesus, and on his call to radical obedience – spoken by a man who gave up considerable income and lived on a Navajo reservation in a trailer.
I’ve included just one clip from a concert he gave the year that he died….hard to believe his death happened 15 years ago today.
If you’ve never listened much to Rich Mullins, I would give him a try — I consider him one of the most gifted song writers to come out of Christian music.