The cover story of the most recent issue of Touchstone magazine is about Johnny Cash, and itâ€™s written by Russell Moore. This is an excellent piece, and I highly recommend your reading it.
Scot McKnight, however, does not share my enthusiasm about Mooreâ€™s article and has criticized it here. Moore has responded to McKnightâ€™s response here. Now McKnight has responded to Mooreâ€™s response to McKnightâ€™s response here.
If that all sounds confusing, then let me sum it up for you. McKnight thinks that people like Moore should have been more supportive of Cashâ€™s Christian conversion about twenty or thirty years ago. For McKnight, supporting Cash now is too little too late.
In other words, the Emergent folks donâ€™t seem to be very tolerant of Mooreâ€™s admiration for the sinner Johnny Cash.
How ironic is that?