Monday, October 30, 2006

U2-Charist

The U2 Eucharist could be coming to an Episcopal liturgy near you. Maybe now you'll find what you're looking for. Or not.

9 comments:

Truitt said...

i need that.

joseph said...

talk about a sunday, bloody sunday...!

theRoyal said...

Does no one else see how wrong this is?

Diddy said...

"Much of U2's songbook is explicitly Christian and perfectly suitable for a worship service, even if some people might need time to get used to the idea, Blair says."

That is absolutely, positively the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I think that guy is confusing U2 with 4Him. What is with Christians and this ridiculous love affair with U2?

Penner said...

I'm waiting for the They Might Be Giants Eucharist. "See, the little birdhouse in your soul can only be filled by Christ..."

theRoyal said...

or creed...excuse me, I need to go blow my heaed off...

Allie said...

I dont have a love affair with u2. I think Bono is a little bit weird sometimes. But, I am all for use of u2's songs whenever, wherever. In fact, if you go check out an old booklet of sing-alongs for RBC's youth group - you'll find in it "I still haven't found what I am looking for." I totally remembering singing it in the GAP room, though Bob added a verse that was all about Jesus. HA!

Anyway, liturgy should have elements of contemporary and ancient life, so that's cool with me. Whether the whole Communion service should be centered around u2 lyrics, I don't know.

But Erik, if you are willing to cover some Fall Out Boy this Sunday -- I am there.

van.diesel said...

Erik, if you will also cover some 4Him, I am also there.

-mike- said...

I don't see a problem with it. In our liturgies we'll often read poetry or prose from meaningful authors alongside our lectionary readings. I guess it's to see the worship of God as being a whole process which doesn't just involve scripture but also human drama. U2 seems to capture and relate that drama far better than either 4him or Fallout Boy, in my opnion...