John Francis ’01, a musician and songwriter whose lyrics focus on social justice, is currently working on his third album, which will be produced by John Carter Cash. His previous albums are “The Philadelphia EP” and “Strong Wine & Spirits.” Last year he was invited to sing at the U.N. Summit to End Extreme Poverty and his song “Trouble in These Times” was nominated for folk song of the year by the National Folk Alliance. He also recently taught a course on the incarnational nature of Johnny Cash’s songs. The department hopes to have him in the future to lead a song writing workshop.