Feb 10, 2006

A wonderful quote from Eugene Peterson

In the foreword to Raewynne J. Whiteley and Beth Maynard's, Get Up Off Your Knees, Preaching the U2 Catalog, Peterson wrote:

"Is U2 a prophetic voice? I rather think so. And many of my friends think so. If they do not explicitly proclaim the Kingdom, they certainly prepare the way for that proclamation in much the same way that John the Baptist prepared the way for the kerygma of Jesus. . . . Amos crafted poems, Jeremiah wept sermons, Isaiah alternately rebuked and comforted, Ezekiel did street theater. U2 writes songs and goes on tour, singing them."


And I apologize for not blogging on this account more, I'll have to step it up a notch or two to make it interesting.


Beth said...

Thanks for the reference!

Stuart B said...

BETH!!! I'm so sorry...hope it's ok that I got you up on here.

Great book by the way! Had somewhere take it and never return it...need to pick up another copy.