Apart from Theology and the rest of what comes with Seminary education, I was introduced to by what appears on the surface contrasting music. At my orientation retreat, I heard Taize music for the first time. Later, a senior cum fantastic guitarist told me about Bono and U2.
I like what Chris Erdman, concludes here linking them to this excellent “joy” reminder – There’ll Be No Emergence Without Joy
U2 and Taize. Both singing their songs. Both rooted in the tradition and seeking new ways to sing in the world. Both marked by the mirth that gives them durability even as they seek to sing toward God’s future in a world so often marked by despair. And for both, their song was learned more by accident than by any grim determination or studied critique.