Pat and Randy

John I. Carney
4 min readJan 30, 2019

A year ago next week, I got the chance to see one of my favorite artists, Randy Stonehill, in an intimate house concert at the Nashville home of John Joseph Thompson, who is associate dean of the School of Music and Worship Arts at Trevecca Nazarene University. (Side note: You really need to read Thompson’s book, “Jesus, Bread and Chocolate: Crafting A Hand-Made Faith In A Mass-Market World.”)

This year, Thompson brought Randy back, along with another Christian artist from the same era, Pat Terry. Only instead of a house concert, it was on the Trevecca campus. I think the original plan was to encourage…

John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at