What a guy.

The Independent has fine profile on Bono. There was another element to Bono's success in the Bush White House. Since they were teenagers he and Edge and Larry, U2's drummer, have been committed Christians, though they long ago abandoned membership of the hothouse Shalom church to which they belonged in the early days. "He doesn't lay it on you or try to convert you," says Geldof, "but it's at the core of his activism. On rare occasions he talks unashamedly and openly about it. It's what gets … [Read more...]

Grand Theft Bono

Check out Jack Thompson's "open letter" to Bono, warning him to dodge an oncoming bus. … [Read more...]

Specials: Boycotts! Batman! Bono!

Tuesday specials:DON'T GO READ THIS! (Now you're curious, aren't you?) Sean Gaffney boycotts boycotting! Because, as they said in Field of Dreams, "If you protest, they will come." He also congratulates Cory Edwards, and so do I, for its continuing top ten success at the box office. Bring on Hoodwinked 2: Hoodwinked Harder!GEEK ALERT: CINEMATICAL'S GOT BATMAN CASTING RUMORS Who would YOU cast as Joker? As Harvey Dent? Here are some interesting ideas...U-WHO? CBN notices this … [Read more...]

WATCH and LISTEN as Bono addresses the President and the National Prayer Breakfast.

Here's the video.It's worth the 20 minutes. … [Read more...]

Specials: Coen Brothers. Sufjan Stevens. Snake & Hamster. And Bono’s words to the National Prayer Breakfast.

Friday specials:COEN BROTHERS' NEXT MOVIE! Tommy Lee Jones gives credit to Flannery O'Connor and The Book of Ecclesisates in talking about his new film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. Amy Wellborn noted this Boston Globe article today.NIGHTWATCH TRAILER YIKES... that's a freaky trailer.ILLINOIS-Y NEWS Sufjan Stevens took 2nd place, just behind Kanye West, in the Village Voice music critics poll for the best albums of 2005.AND THE SNAKE WILL LIE DOWN WITH THE … [Read more...]

TIME’s Persons of the Year: Bono, Bill & Melinda Gates!

Excuse me, while I perform a one-man version of George Frederic Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus."The actual story is here. … [Read more...]

Bono on the Cover of the New Rolling Stone

Thanks to Josh Hurst for bringing THIS to my attention.As is so often the case, Bono gets in some quotable stuff about his faith. Do you pray or have any religious practices?I try to take time out of every day, in prayer and meditation. I feel as at home in a Catholic cathedral as in a revival tent. I also have enormous respect for my friends who are atheists, most of whom are, and the courage it takes not to believe.How big an influence is the Bible on your songwriting? How much do … [Read more...]

At long last, the legendary, hitherto-unseen photo is revealed!

FINALLY the Pope's official photographer reveals the legendary photograph of Pope John Paul II wearing Bono's shades. … [Read more...]

For those who are still telling me Bono isn’t a Christian…

Recently I spoke in church about the "ministry" of U2 through their music and through their involvement in aid for Africa. Afterward, I heard from someone arguing the same thing I've heard for decades... that Bono may use a lot of religious references, but he's really just a rock star who's sold out for the love of money.Frankly, I'm not very interested in arguments about the state of Bono's soul. That's not my business. But I *am* excited that the biggest rock star in the world uses his … [Read more...]

David Brooks on Bono, Rick Warren, Chuck Colson, Evangelicals, the “Culture War,” and the War on Poverty

David Brooks hits a home run.Here's an excerpt: … [Read more...]