2 results for tag: Bono
Bono & Eugene Peterson: The Psalms (and honesty)
Eugene Peterson: "The Psalms are not pretty, they are not nice, but they are honest, and I think we are trying for honesty, which is very, very hard in our culture." Bono: "I see a lot of dishonesty in Christian art, which I think it is a shame, because they are people vulnerable to God in a good way … God wants the truth from you, truth blows things apart, but I am suspicious to Christian art sometimes because of this lack of realism."
J is for Jesus – Bono
At this time of year some people are reminded of the poetic as well as the historic truth that is the birth of Jesus. The Christmas story has a crazy good plot with an even crazier premise - the idea goes, if there is a force of love and logic behind the universe, then how amazing would it be if that incomprehensible power chose to express itself as a child born in shit and straw poverty. Who could conceive of such a story? If you believe it was the protagonist, as I do, then we should try to be really respectful of people who think the whole thing is a bit nutty or worse... Religious people are the best and worst of us...handle us with sceptici...