I’m about to use John Darnielle and The Mountain Goats to help illustrate my faith journey in one of my seminary classes. Because I am a huge dork. I know that the phrase “He sings what I feel!” has been uttered by every angsty teen with a copy of Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (points to self) but I thoroughly believe it in this case. John Darnielle may be my spirit animal. Since I don’t have time to play the tracks in class, I did the next best thing that I could do while still remaining a huge dork. I made a Spotify playlist. So now I’m posting it here for the class and for anyone else who looks at this to see. And I know that some of these songs definitely didn’t have the meaning that I drew from them when they were written, but they spoke to me anyway. Art is funny like that.