U2 has provided a musical and spiritual environment for me – and millions of people like me – in which to process global, political, interpersonal, emotional, ethical and theological issues together, in an aesthetic way. They’ve been so much more than just another rock band. Against all odds and inspired by a uniquely passionate and ecumenical faith in Jesus, they set out to change the world and did. Ever since word of a new project – rumored to be named after Psalms 120 through 134, the Songs of Ascent – started to spread during their 360 Tour I have been eagerly anticipating their next release.
This week my favorite band both thrilled and disappointed me at exactly the same time. I’m dizzy. I need to sit down.
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