R.I.P. Rich Mullins: Gone for Ten Years
Ten years ago today the well-known Christian songwriter Rich Mullins was killed in a car accident. He was traveling on a highway in Indiana and was ejected from his Jeep when it flipped over.
At the time of his death, Mullins was working on a project he called “The Jesus Record.” The songs, which he recorded on a hand-held tape recorder in a church, have the power to restore one’s Christology.
I urge everyone to give these songs a re-listen. They are thoroughly rooted in a transforming experience of reading the Gospels closely. Without question, Mullins’s premature death is the most significant one of any musician in the 1990s.