Bono, one of the world’s most famous rock stars, laments that the Psalms are notably missing from Christian music and wants to inspire artists to reflect on the book as they create their work.
In a recent video series with David Taylor, a theology and culture professor at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, the lead singer of U2 said he recently engaged the Songs of Ascent, the section of 15 songs in Psalms 120–134. He broke them down into different categories as an exercise and said he was amazed at what he discovered.
In those selected Psalms one sees a “song of mercy, song peace, a song of hubris, a song of rage, a song of tears, a song of searching, a song of humility.”
“Why is it in Christian music that I can’t find them?” he asked, noting the utility of those Psalms.
“I think there are some trapped artists,” he said, “and I’d like them to be un-trapped.”
Taylor asked Bono for one good thing people who have no Christian faith or interest in the Bible can find should they happen to read the Psalms.
“Psalm 82 is a good start,” Bono replied.
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source: BRANDON SHOWALTER , CP REPORTER
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