To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

U2's Bono: What I've Learned About Myself and the Prophetic From Reading Psalms

Leah Marieann Klett : May 11, 2017 : Gospel Herald

"And what's so powerful about the Psalms are, as well as their being Gospel and songs of praise, they are also the Blues. It's very important for Christians to be honest with God, which often, you know, God is much more interested in who you are than who you want to be." -Bono

(Pasadena, CA)—[Gospel Herald] U2 frontman Bono has said that through reading the Psalms, he's discovered that God listens—but man does not listen enough. (Screengrab: Bono/ via YouTube/Fuller Studio)

In a recent video series with David Taylor, a theology and culture professor at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, the Irish rocker was asked to identify the one thing he's learned about God while reading the Psalms.

"He listens," Bono said.

When asked what he learned about himself through the Psalms, the "Vertigo" singer admitted, "I don't listen enough." He added that the most "troubling and difficult" thing the Psalms required of him was "honesty."  

Bono further discussed the importance of listening in the fourth installment with Taylor, encouraging pastors to "look for the drawing in the sand," referring to John 8:1-11.

"I say this because it's my own aspiration to listen more, to be silent more. To both draw in the sand more and to look for the drawing in the sand more," he said. (Screengrab: Bono/ via YouTube/Fuller Studio)

"I don't know why we don't know what Jesus wrote in the sand. It's telling that we don't know. The privacy of that moment is sort of rich. In a world where there is no privacy, that's a rich moment."

The singer also said that he believes all art is by nature "prophetic," and "if the job of the prophet is to describe the state of the soul, the soul of the city, if we want to know what's really going on ... you've got to really go look at the art."

Click here to continue reading.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

 
Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News
     
 

Search the Articles Archives

Keyword  
Author  
Words Posted on
Day Month Year
 

Not all search fields are required


To Order by Phone Call: 1-866-354-5245 (1-541-926-3250 outside the U.S.)

BCN Plus
Register TODAY for Our 2019 Israel Tour
An BCN Paid Advertisement

An BCN Paid Advertisement
A BCN Paid Advertisement
A BCN Paid Advertisement
BCN Store
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


Teresa Neumann
Teresa Neumann, Reporter

BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
An ElijahList Paid Advertisement
 
BCN Contact Info

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2017. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

541-924-3906