Rich Mullins Would’ve been 63 Years Old Today – Read This, It Will Do Your Heart Good

Paperback Theology | 10/21/2018 | Staff
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This has to be one of the near perfect opening lines to a song I’ve ever heard. He was right about the moon, and about the fact that we all just woke up here one day, in the house of God, in the middle of a story that will outlast us when we’re gone. Having not willed any of this into being, God still gave us the power to burn it all down.

The Color Green reminds me of why it is such a holy thing to steward our lives and this beautiful creation with reverence; of why we are intended to receive everything we have with gratitude, and then return it to God and the human community in better shape than when we found it.

Color - Green - Rich - Album - A

The Color Green is from Rich’s greatest album, A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band. They recorded pretty much live to tape with only a few overdubs, something most musicians really cannot pull off. The Muffins could play.

I once heard Rich say that the whole reason they decided to do that format was so he could actually play piano on one of his own records. Reed Arvin, producer on most of Rich’s stuff, was a Nashville studio guy. He played piano on many Amy Grant live tours. Arvin is a piano freak, and he had really high standards. Rich was such a good musician, especially on piano. So it’s hard for me to...
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