Over the Rhine’s “Failed Christian” and Great Songs of Doubt

I've heard a few grumblings and some speculation about a song called "Failed Christian" on the new Over the Rhine collection Live from Nowhere, Vol. 2. Seems to me that whenever an artist sings about struggle or doubt, many Christian listeners get nervous that this means the singer has "lost his/her salvation" or something like that. Frankly, I admire songwriters who are willing to share their moments of stumble, of trouble, of question, of failure as well as their moments of transcendence … [Read more...]