It’s been relatively quiet around here — not because there haven’t been any U2-charists, but mainly because these church services are no longer news.
Too, I’ve been busy elsewhere. That said, I am now ready to again pay more attention to this website. If and when I come across any relevant articles about the U2charist I’ll certainly alert you to them.
I also learned that some pastors are preaching U2-themed sermons. Here, for instance, is a sermon from North Point Church in Springfield, MO, titled, When Love Comes To Town. Personally I can not listen to the whole thing as I find the preacher’s style of speaking way too hyper. From the little bits that I did hear, the content can carry the message without the hype.
Speaking about hype, there’s a lot of anticipation for U2’s new album, No Line On The Horizon
Check this review:
It took two listens to find my way into it, which has to be good a thing. It is dense, twisty, shiny, modern pop music, a big mash up of Eno ambience, Edge electricity, rhythm and soul. There are verses and choruses, though not necessarily in that order (and quite often its hard to tell which is which). It doesn’t feel the need to hit you over the head, but has the Ninja confidence to sneak up and take you unawares. It makes love like its making war. It hasn’t frontloaded all its big guns. There is a surge in the middle perfectly timed to quell any uprising, and a killer twist at the end. It could be the glittering sonic mind meld of pop rock and soul that Zooropa wanted to be. Or maybe, like Bono, I’m am just prone to exaggeration.– Source: U2’s No Line In The Horizon: the new album, Neil McCormick, Telegraph, Jan. 15, 2009
As for me, I’m a long-time U2 fan. I have pre-ordered the album and can’t wait to get into it.