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Josh Hurst @joshhurst Knoxville, TN

Follower of Jesus. Husband. Father to three young dudes. Critic, enthusiast, and fan. Respectful, quiet, passive observer... of the truth.

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Joined Twitter 3/19/09


Fewer toy drives, better wages for parents
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12/15
2019
Today is the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Can't forget @joshuadubois account of President Obama's visit w… https://t.co/HVWz7kVTzX
Retweeted by Josh HurstFor the afternoon crowd: I listed my 25 favorite albums of the year. They are all very good! https://t.co/eFyBdFha96
Retweeted by Josh Hurst"True humour is the antidote to dogmatism and fanaticism, and we must be cautious of the humourless and those who c… https://t.co/etfsNq2Chd
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12/14
2019
Hey Knoxville! Come see a great band tonight! https://t.co/tTqyTZhKtdOne clear indication that it's been a great year in music: Not one but TWO excellent @RhiannonGiddens projects. https://t.co/eFyBdFha96I listened to many, many albums in 2019. Here are my 25 favorites, each one worthy of your time and attention. https://t.co/eFyBdFha96
Retweeted by Josh HurstWrote about Open Book (again), but also Luke Combs and a Johnny Cash classic! https://t.co/QtkxUt2iIe
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12/13
2019
@highwayqueens @JasontheScott I’m trying to do my part. It’s a deep, brave, spellbinding record.Thanks for including us in such good company, Josh. And for receiving the new music with soulful resonance. Gratefu… https://t.co/eCl7DJ2S9M
Retweeted by Josh Hurst @jtandalli Thank you, thank you, thank you. It is truly my pleasure. 👍🏼 @highwayqueens Thanks so much! 🙏🏼For the afternoon crowd: I listed my 25 favorite albums of the year. They are all very good! https://t.co/eFyBdFha96Here for more than the obvious reason... https://t.co/3sMl3qRqTF
Retweeted by Josh HurstThanks to @samcmac for making me hip to the Todd Snider record.I listened to many, many albums in 2019. Here are my 25 favorites, each one worthy of your time and attention. https://t.co/eFyBdFha96I’ve Mined That Song Forever, Part 1: 25 favorite albums from 2019 https://t.co/FTJrKS3wKB https://t.co/TbwjfMdjafOne narrative I'm tired of: "The album is dead." I understand that a lot of artists choose the drip-drop release o… https://t.co/jBEoZ408AR
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12/12
2019
"True humour is the antidote to dogmatism and fanaticism, and we must be cautious of the humourless and those who c… https://t.co/etfsNq2ChdI love everything about this @JoeHenryMusic profile, but maybe the Jay Bellerose anecdote most of all? https://t.co/yRndoO4Fe2Hey astrology people, what’s happening in the sky that made me tear up in a restaurant about how understood this re… https://t.co/UKrAxlv4vG
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Retweeted by Josh HurstOutstanding list. 👇🏼 https://t.co/8iiBAEmNKk
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12/11
2019
I invite you to sign @AndCampaign's 2020 statement before the year is out and join other faithful citizens from aro… https://t.co/GdOlwtgU6x
Retweeted by Josh Hurst1.) THREAD - Timothy Keller (@timkellernyc) on Evangelism & doing Justice: What is the mission of the Church? To p… https://t.co/csy8UCGWbo
Retweeted by Josh HurstImagine Ghosteen in any other format, its songs sequenced in any other order. Or the Joe Henry album. Or Allison Mo… https://t.co/dtIXFvsveEOne narrative I'm tired of: "The album is dead." I understand that a lot of artists choose the drip-drop release o… https://t.co/jBEoZ408ARComing Thursday: The exciting conclusion!!! https://t.co/F1hJtlmr8N👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/giOR9RoJ0EOutstanding list. 👇🏼 https://t.co/8iiBAEmNKk
12/10
2019
@gavinbreeden Probably one of my top five hymns, regardless of season. Though last night, "Hark the Herald Angels"… https://t.co/Q51HEfmbkuHello all, can we end the following rhetorical move: Religion = all the things one dislikes about tradition and l… https://t.co/yQn0PDKH5O
Retweeted by Josh HurstThis week! https://t.co/zdOpYHiu06
12/9
2019
Conservatives lost the moral high ground when they got behind a guy who cheats on his pregnant wife with a porn sta… https://t.co/UNiKzQePd4
Retweeted by Josh HurstSpoiler: This record will definitely be on my best-of-the-year list. https://t.co/j3Q2G5ruSx
12/8
2019
When assembling your end-of-the-year album list, please don't forget that Rhiannon Giddens released an instant clas… https://t.co/675hHm0mzt
Retweeted by Josh HurstStill the wildest concert experience of my life: Real Gone tour at the Ryman; Tom in full carnival barker mode, bat… https://t.co/uqLPCGsbhe @JoeHenryMusic Well, I can attest that “Shore Leave” is one of the songs that converted me.On the man’s birthday... my top five Tom Waits records: 1. Rain Dogs 2. Small Change 3. Bone Machine 4. Mule Varia… https://t.co/eTeWuHkzG8For the morning crowd: I wrote about Blood, the spellbinding new record from Allison Moorer. Maybe her best yet! https://t.co/coM98JorTL
Retweeted by Josh HurstWell if the Spotify data is any indication, my top album of the year BY FAR is... https://t.co/vpDv4QNK34
Retweeted by Josh HurstOne day people will look back on 2010s and wonder how some decided that theologically traditional people who care a… https://t.co/EAQojpNM15
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12/7
2019
Native South Carolinian here. I like to play complete-this-phrase when folks look to excuse the confederate flag.… https://t.co/L1wSfrhDXK
Retweeted by Josh Hurst1. National media didn’t “want” to make a white supremacist murdering black churchgoers “about racism.” It just WAS… https://t.co/MALeExA91q
Retweeted by Josh HurstThanks to @floodmagazine for inviting me to blurb four of the year's best albums (Nick Cave, Jamila Woods, Taylor S… https://t.co/zaMkb2ePQH
Retweeted by Josh HurstHave I mentioned lately that this album is extremely good?I've spent so much time extolling the poetry of The Gospel According to Water that I fear I've underplayed just how… https://t.co/DuekqDcZ0s @kalieshorr Truly my pleasure 👍🏼For the morning crowd: I wrote about Blood, the spellbinding new record from Allison Moorer. Maybe her best yet! https://t.co/coM98JorTLNext week: My favorite albums of 2019! In the meantime, here were my picks from last year. I'd maybe make a few sm… https://t.co/xdRuFOFg9mHave the courage to be a faithful Christian in the political arena. Don’t surrender your public witness to conserva… https://t.co/7oo0r2iHNo
Retweeted by Josh Hurst @jasonpanella That’s great! It’s a special record. (Admittedly, very much in my wheelhouse.)I wrote about Blood, the new album from @AllisonMoorer; harrowing, hopeful, healing, one-of-a-kind. I think it's he… https://t.co/4HNqXLRP6P
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12/6
2019
@lizzo @jennylewis @bigthiefmusic @rosaliavt @cherryglazerr @FreddieGibbs @madlib @HAIMtheband @sharonvanettenhttps://t.co/2d1enKZHYY
Retweeted by Josh Hurst @AllisonMoorer Didn't mention this in my review, but Moorer was also invaluable to this year's very good Hayes Carl… https://t.co/xY8Ke6ZTtCI wrote about Blood, the new album from @AllisonMoorer; harrowing, hopeful, healing, one-of-a-kind. I think it's he… https://t.co/4HNqXLRP6PMemory Tells the Truth: The preservation of Allison Moorer https://t.co/IGTeiv0jwf https://t.co/TTPPdhnXlQVery happy to see @kalieshorr make this list. (I discovered her album through @joncaramanica on POPCAST!) https://t.co/z5ufXMjKCAWell if the Spotify data is any indication, my top album of the year BY FAR is... https://t.co/vpDv4QNK34Last night, my sweet-and-innocent 4yo was asked to describe the Justice League. He characterized them as "a group o… https://t.co/kYxizetOtHFriends in the Knoxville area! Let’s send Renee Hoyos to Congress! 👇🏼 https://t.co/YKbMVcNGJv
12/5
2019
@mrrrty I think so too. But then, I couldn't bear to see it omitted.When assembling your end-of-the-year album list, please don't forget that Rhiannon Giddens released an instant clas… https://t.co/675hHm0mzt👇🏼 https://t.co/KOdWPlladRYep! https://t.co/Q2nhFeiAvSThanks to @floodmagazine for inviting me to blurb four of the year's best albums (Nick Cave, Jamila Woods, Taylor S… https://t.co/zaMkb2ePQH👇🏼 https://t.co/GKf376pEOY @gavinbreeden I do like some of his albums, and Sailor's Guide is my favorite. I just don't think any will make the… https://t.co/QrhIm7MnhBEvery faithful Christian will, along the way, be accused of being too strict by one crowd and too welcoming by anot… https://t.co/UOkK7PvuUn
Retweeted by Josh Hurst @MikeCosper Amazing to think there’s anyone who’s credited on albums by Joe Henry, St. Vincent, Miranda Lambert, an… https://t.co/YzGjy4taJS
12/4
2019
My album of the year picks over the decade: 2010: The Roots 2011: Over the Rhine 2012: Kendrick 2013: Over the Rhi… https://t.co/xrw53UxpLdSome years, it's incredibly easy to pick my album of the year. This year, I've heard at least four records that I t… https://t.co/5IQ56VJLHYIf I can swap Sturgill for Eric Church, I think I can comply. (I’ll throw in some solo Ashley Monroe, too!) https://t.co/ezhyZb7yTq
12/3
2019
Contemporary Christmas/Advent classics: Kacey Musgraves | A Very Kacey Christmas John Legend | A Legendary Christm… https://t.co/wUkmKnLYwP
Retweeted by Josh HurstI'd like to wish my friend @JoeHenryMusic a very Happy Birthday. I love you, Joseph! https://t.co/Zt4ClzLoN8
Retweeted by Josh Hurst“All I ask is you keep an open mind when it gets to the senate. I, your state, and your country are counting on you… https://t.co/wpWU4n1kcP
Retweeted by Josh HurstSince God’s grace instructs us to “renounce ungodliness” (Titus 2:12), it’s not legalistic, gospel undermining, or… https://t.co/mxSsncJm5I
Retweeted by Josh Hurst @JoeHenryMusic Currently writing the most beautiful songs and making the most beautiful records of his career, e.g.: https://t.co/coglOktOZSHappy birthday to @JoeHenryMusic; whose songs I depend on for explaining and understanding myself; whose kindness,… https://t.co/5b712bLLaN @mattnightingale @fatbellybella Mama’s Gun is an all-time top 10 album for me.When Christian theology is tied down by human ideology & self-interest, aspects of the Bible seem problematic. On… https://t.co/go7Uxnks42
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12/2
2019
Excellent piece 👇🏼 https://t.co/8lDB8GzDzhWe cry out in our weariness, in our confusion, in our pain, in our darkness. Can you hear us, God?… https://t.co/btlFSZdWlz
Retweeted by Josh HurstGreat @joncaramanica piece on the sweeping, genre-defining influence of Drake. https://t.co/aShpvDMdCP
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12/1
2019
Any recommendations for a good family Advent calendar/readings?Contemporary Christmas/Advent classics: Kacey Musgraves | A Very Kacey Christmas John Legend | A Legendary Christm… https://t.co/wUkmKnLYwP“Advent begins with the recognition that human progress is a deception” -@flemingrut
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11/30
2019
The "secular left" doesn't have the market cornered on worldliness or antichrist.
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11/29
2019
Who provides the food we eat on Thanksgiving? Answer: Primarily Immigrants, documented and undocumented.… https://t.co/KNmZLYiNOk
Retweeted by Josh HurstSongs that most thoroughly wrecked me in 2019: Joe Henry's "Orson Welles" and Nick Cave's "Bright Horses" Song tha… https://t.co/XfYpQZcoJ8
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11/28
2019
@DavidDark @BenSasse Gotta serve somebody.The "secular left" doesn't have the market cornered on worldliness or antichrist.Sadly, being a discerning parent requires you to shield your child from the influence of the Religious Right and it… https://t.co/xWo5slO9WCI'll encourage y'all once again to check this one out; the most exciting "new" country singer I've heard this year. https://t.co/EZ1zgwCa7s
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11/27
2019
Songs that most thoroughly wrecked me in 2019: Joe Henry's "Orson Welles" and Nick Cave's "Bright Horses" Song tha… https://t.co/XfYpQZcoJ8 @jasonpanella My personal JH canon at this point: 1. Tiny Voices 2. Civilians 3. The Gospel... 4. Reverie 5. Thrum… https://t.co/1SpomWoQhy
11/26
2019

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