Oh, Bono. He is nothing if not earnest.
I like the music of U2. I wouldn't say it's ground breaking, life changing stuff. But it's a good listen, and I like the they are trying to say something. In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Bono once again uses his celebrity to say something. "Where is your soul?" he asks.
His op-ed meanders through his Easter experience, reflects on Jesus, and considers the charity work of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Nelson Mandela, and concludes, "Not all soul music comes from the church."
No deep theological insight, I guess, but I can't help but agree.
Over the past eight years or so, I've thought frequently about becoming an Episcopal priest. I thought about starting the discernment process that Episcopalians have to go through to become a priest, and considered going off to study theology. Ultimately, I've decided I'd rather go be a writer. So I'm moving to New York in the fall to study writing at The New School. Maybe I'll run into Bono.
I'll be around for a few more months, but I'm looking forward to a new life. And I'm looking forward to the freedom that gives me to think and question without any pressure and make big, somewhat cheesy statements like "Not all soul music comes from the church."