“It Can Entrance You For a Moment…”

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The Internet is filling up with tears and tributes to the great poet Seamus Heaney, who died yesterday. Here's a short and sweet one, well worth reading, by novelist Colum McCann.Many thanks to Linford Detweiler for passing along these words... the wisdom of Seamus Heaney, from an interview in The Paris Review: … [Read more...]

Happy 30th Anniversary to a Man and a Woman!

Bono and Ali

Last Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the marriage of Paul Hewson and Ali Stewart. If those names aren't familiar to you, then you're probably not much of a U2 fan. … [Read more...]

Fingertips: December 2010 #1 – Spider-man on Broadway; God With Us; Real Heroes; Over the Rhine Backstage;

I'm going to try and recharge my blogging routine by bringing back "The Browser" with a different name - "Fingertips."TMBG outdid themselves on their album Apollo 18 by including a blast of fleeting songs called "Fingertips"... five-to-ten-second hooks that you can't get out of your head.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NrrHTFp8z0Similarly, my blog's Fingertips will be a list of miscellaneous links and interesting trivia that I found worthy of sharing.For example:What may be … [Read more...]

Bill Hybels: What Bono Taught Me About Fighting Poverty

At U.S. News and World Report, Bill Hybels is talking about Bono.Hybels is the founder of Willow Creek Community Church outside of Chicago, the fourth largest congregation in the country. He says: Nearly two weeks ago, I stood before 7,000 people—and an additional 60,000 connected via satellite feed—who gathered for the Willow Creek Association's annual two-day conference the Global Leadership Summit to hear from diverse faculty on the subject of how to get better at leading whatever it is t … [Read more...]

Browser: A 4th of July surprise. Wilco loves you, baby. Jarmusch. Bono & the Virgin. Salinger. And the scariest video ever posted online.

Hi ho, Jeffrey the Blogger here. … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes with Bono: Rock, Politics, Poverty… and His Christian Faith

Believe it or not, I still hear Christians who declare that Bono isn't a believer. In spite of his testimonies in public, in print, in music, and in deed.And here he is again, in a monster of an article about the band and its singer, talking about the steep climb of putting faith into action (and into art) while world-famous: SOH What intrigues me, though, is this tricky place you are in, which is quite unprecedented in pop star terms. You have used your celebrity to go into the world of … [Read more...]

New York, New York: New Thoughts from Bono

Bono's started work in his new job... columnist for the New York Times. And I like the first installment. … [Read more...]

Browser, 10/23

I'm a big fan of Todd Field, who directed In the Bedroom and Little Children.And I can't believe what I just read: Paramount Vantage has bought its first project of the Guy Stodel era, signing on for the crime drama "Buried," with Todd Field attached to direct.Brad Ingelsby will write the screenplay, which centers on a couple who, in a bid for cash, bury a wealthy man alive only to be caught and then forced to cope with the fallout on their relationship. Alexandra Milchan is on board to … [Read more...]

To Save Ourselves?

It's extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can't find $25 billion dollars to saved 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases. - Bono, rock star and anti-poverty activist (The American Prospect blog) … [Read more...]

“The Bonofication of Christianity”

Don't miss this podcast of Dr. Jeff Keuss and Nigel Goodwin as they discuss Bono and his influence on Christian culture. … [Read more...]


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