A Quick Thought about Rich Mullins

There’s a movie making the rounds that tells the posthumous story of Christian musician Rich Mullins.   “Who is Rich Mullins?”  Think John the Baptist + Billy Joel.  He used his amazing piano skills to say provocative (yet God-honoring) things.  If you’ve ever heard the song Step by Step (Oh God, you are my God, and I will ever praise you…) then you have certainly been influenced by Rich.

I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard that he had died.  I mean no disrespect when I make the following comparison: Rich Mullins was the John F. Kennedy of the Evangelical sub-culture.  People remember where and when they were when they got the news.  And, like Kennedy, Rich’s legacy lives on.

I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I do have a bunch of Mullins media (books, VHS tapes, lyrics) on loan from a friend of mine who knew him.  Rich was one of a kind, and we lost him way too early.   Like Billy Joel, he knew his way around the piano.  Like John the Baptist, he offended religious people and prepared the way for Jesus.

About radamdavidson

When I'm not blogging, I'm hanging out with my family, pastoring a church, or listening to vinyl. I think and write about Jesus, music, communication, organizational leadership, family whatnot, and cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, watch [RadCast], a daily 3 minute video devotional, or find me on socials (@radamdavidson). I also help Pastors in their preaching and public speaking (www.CoachMyPreaching.com).
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2 Responses to A Quick Thought about Rich Mullins

  1. Jamin says:

    The movie was spectacular.

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