Lee Camp

Lee Camp is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has published two books, Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World (Brazos Press, 2003; 2nd ed. 2008), and Who Is My Enemy: Questions American Christians Must Face About Islam, and Themselves (Brazos Press, 2011), and numerous articles, and writes occasional pieces for the Huffington Post. He is also the host and creator of the Tokens Show, a live "theological variety show,” with occasional specials on public television and radio broadcasts.

Cash on Dylan, and the Vocation of Prophets and Poets: ‘Here-in is a hell of a poet’

By Lee Camp

An endorsement blurb from Johnny Cash graces the back side of Nashville Skyline, Bob Dylan’s 1969 album recorded in Music City: “Here-in is a hell of a poet,” said Cash. And for such poetry, a half century later, Dylan would receive the Nobel Laureate for literature.

But, really, so what? “What is poetry’s role when the world is burning?” asks no less a poet than Chris Wiman.

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