Last December we went to the Jars of Clay Christmas show. It was a wonderful night, documented here. What I didn’t write about was the opener. Katie picked up on it right away: John Mark McMillan is really good. She recorded a couple song with her iPhone. Since then, he streamed his new album on Relevant Magazine (the Drop). Today he launches the album on iTunes. I’ve listened to the album over a dozen times. It’s that good. My favorites are Future/Past, Borderland, and Counting On. Here’s a live performance of Future/Past.