On Monday, I went to UNC Asheville to hear Shalom Goldman present a lecture entitled Johnny Cash in the Holy Land: Christian Zionism and American Popular Culture. During the lecture, Goldman mentioned a film that Johnny funded, narrated, and starred in called The Gospel Road. The film is racist, full of inaccuracies, and altogether laughable. Is it surprising that Campus Crusade promoted it like a lost gospel? Nah.
Though I haven’t read Goldman’s book, Zeal for Zion: Christians, Jews, and the Idea of the Promised Land, it sounds like a timely and valuable resource as the US enters into a period of ever more fervent and unrepentant zionism.