It is rare that a mainstream band . . . wait, let me start over for this is already lending toward an understatement. U2 is a mainstream band. They have been called, “The most important band in the world,” “The greatest rock and roll band ever,” and “A band that has lasted longer, led longer, and set the bar higher more consistently than any other band – ever!” Yes, most of those quotations come from me, but I know what I am talking about.
Their message has been called, “divinely inspired,” “divinely obscure,” “intentional,” “passionate,” and “davidic” (again, by me). Their music is rock and roll, pop, Gospel, and techno. Because they have remained mainstream, they have been able to impact people with whom traditional Christian rock bands have no audience. Here is an example of what is making it into the homes of those who don’t know Christ, but have Bono on their hero list. Thanks Bono for going where many Christian’s fear to go with the message of Yahweh.