Are you listening to U2's No Line on the Horizon? Apparently, some Christians believe this is U2's most explicitly Christian cd yet. I love Kevin Corcoran's review. I'm with him.
I'm one of those who soak into an album. So I have listened to it every day since last Tuesday and then some more. I have it in the background as I am typing.
I don't think this is an explicitly Christian cd. That would be a quite a stretch. On the other hand, Bono and company simply are not comfortable with any other language to express their eternal longings and passions of their hearts other than Christian language. Does that make sense? I think it does. If you knew something about 20th century theologian Cornelius Van Til, he would say that Bono has to "borrow" Christian language to express the longings of his heart.
But just because it is not an explicitly Christian album does not mean that it is not good. :-) Out of a possible 10, I score it at least an 8.
Jennifer and I cannot wait to go meet them in the sound, September 12 in Chicago.
After an incredible night of powerful music, at the end of the U2 concert, U2 closes out with Psalm 40....with the entire assembly of fans beginning to join in..."How long to sing this song, how long to sing this song....one by one each member of the band puts down their instrument and walks off the stage while the ones left and the crowd continues to sing...."How long to sing this song....how long to sing this song" til there are no members of the band left on stage and the crowd continues to sing.....savoring the night...the experience...the event. Oh I am craving to go to another U2 concert!