Monday, February 13, 2006

Bono a prophet?

Eugene Peterson (who authored The Message bible translation) thinks so. You can read about it here:

http://www.atu2.com/news/article.src?ID=4232

For those with limited time on their hands (although I'm not quite sure what you're doing on my blog if that's the case) here's an excerpt:

"Is U2 a prophetic voice? I rather think so. And many of my friends think so. If they do not explicitly proclaim the Kingdom, they certainly prepare the way for that proclamation in much the same way that John the Baptist prepared the way for the kerygma of Jesus...Amos crafted poems, Jeremiah wept sermons, Isaiah alternately rebuked and comforted, Ezekiel did street theater. U2 writes songs and goes on tour, singing them."

9 comments:

Marni said...

Hi dude!

Nice blog! How is it going? Miss your guitar play and the jammin' was great! Sad we couldn't do it more.

Bless you
Marni

Ps. good article on U2/Bono!

wendy said...

Hey dude, long time no see! This blog is a great idea, hope you can keep it up while you're travelling around. I have just finished some travels, went to Taiwan and Sydney to visit family. Am starting full-time work in March! Not looking forward to real life really.

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out who sold out more....

The message for endorsing U2, or U2 for endorsing the message

Chris said...

Hey Greg,

great article. thanks for the heads up on it.
(Nice blog by the way, keep it up, and keep up the amazing work with the band.)

Enjoy U2 in Auckland everyone!!

Beth said...

Thanks for quoting Peterson's forward to the Get Up Off Your Knees book. Always appreciate people passing the word.

michael said...

it's just music....

Greg said...

Just music... maybe. But so are the psalms...

Anonymous said...

maybe bono is the un-recognised second coming of christ.

Anonymous said...

Maybe... and Helen Clark is the antichrist.