With the release of his album Slow Train Coming Bob Dylan made it perfectly clear that he had come to a saving knowledge of Jesus. The rumours had been true. For me it also made sense of his previous album, Street Legal. It was nowhere near as overt, but the clues where there with songs like Señor (Spanish for Lord) and Changing of the Guards.
Billy Bragg’s latest offering, Truth and Nail, is a little like Street Legal, but being Bragg, it is not as subtle as Bob’s. Well worth a listen. He even sounds tuneful.
Having written a review of the songs, Steve Tomkins, in Third Way, concludes his piece with the following reflection: “We also need more people like him, who instead of treating religion like a headbanging match with atheism, go to the point where love, justice, hope and faith meet up, and join the team.”
He who seeks shall find. He who finds should share.