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"pushing toward the unobvious" as I post thinkings/linkings
re: Scripture, church and culture. Hot topics include: temple tantrums, time travel, sexuality/spirituality, U2kklesia, role of the pastor, God-haunted music/art..and subversive videos like these.
Greg Clarke on the miracle in the U2 bloodstream :The new U2 album –Songs of Innocence– is gorgeous. It’s instantly familiar, obviously U2 and deeply Christian. This continued
On first take, the latest U2 album still offers grace
The band’s latest release is theologically rich, though subtler than its earlier work. By Steven Harmon link
by RevNathanHart: that in fact the album had been paid for, just not by the listeners. Apple Corporation paid the price. “I don’t believe in free music,” Bono said, “music is a sacrament.”
The power of Songs of Innocence is found within its sacramental atmosphere. There are holy moments throughout. With very personal and vulnerable lyrics, Bono has (probably temporarily) laid down his political megaphone. It feels less like a prophetic diatribe and more like a prayer of confession. link