Paul writes – I recently listened to a short but interesting interview (just over 30 mins) with Beth Maynard, co-editor of the excellent collection of thoughtful and evocative sermons which draw from the preachers encounters with U2 and their songs. This book will appeal to fans of U2, students of homiletics, and everyone interested in the intersection of art, popular culture, and religion…” I highly recommend it. The book was previously mentioned on this blog here.
“…Eugene Peterson asks “Is U2 a prophetic voice?” in the [wonderful] forward of Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog. In this Dick Staub interview, author Beth Maynard answers the questions in the affirmative in a provocative discussion about U2’s lyrical relevance for today’s spiritual seeker and finder…”
You can download the interview as an Mp3 here (right click).