Faith out in the outland – TIL #5: “Hammers and Nails”

I know, this artist has already appeared in my young Theologically Interesting Lyrics series. But I heard this song again today and because I related to it more strongly than ever, I feel compelled to share it. Mark Heard was no sappy idealist. He was “a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief.” Most of his […]

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

TIL #3: The Orphans of God

This installment of “Theologically Interesting Lyrics” features a song by the late Mark Heard, master lyricist, connoisseur of several stringed instruments, and pariah to the CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) industry of his time. Although widely acclaimed for his songwriting acumen, he was always an industry outsider: not only did he stand out as a “profane […]

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010