Newest attraction at Episcopal service: U2

16 Apr

From the Associated Press: Episcopal churches seem to be moving away from the hymns they once sang to the music of U2. 

Ushers handed out earplugs and fluorescent glow
sticks for the "U2 Eucharist," a communion service punctuated by the
Irish rock band’s music. Episcopal parishes from California to Maine
have hosted similar events, weaving U2’s tunes – laced with biblical
references – into the liturgy.

The sad thing about this is a book written by a Lutheran pastor and professor at Yale Divinity School.  He says that it doesn’t surprise him that some congregations have caught on to this style of "worship."  Let’s hope that U2 doesn’t become the norm for worship.  Don’t get me wrong, U2 has good music, but it doesn’t belong in church.

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