Randy Travis, Christianity, and the rest of us

*I just want to preface this post by stating that it is not my intention to humiliate or further injure the reputation of persons. I merely want to use this story as an illustration to make a larger point.

This morning singer “Randy Travis was arrested Tuesday after he was found naked lying on a roadway in northern Texas and smelling of alcohol,” the second such incident since February (as reported by CNN, http://tinyurl.com/8chhqt4). Over a decade ago, Travis’ conversion made waves in the Evangelical community (e.g. Christianity Today article http://tinyurl.com/cjqexrf), and his song  “Three Wooden Crosses” was a popular Country Gospel hit. He has appeared with many notable pastors, including Pastor John Hagee in San Antonio, Texas.

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