The NPR radio program Weekend America this week includes a segment on the growing popularity of U2charists — the use of U2’s music in Christian worship services in the place of more traditional hymns. Coming soon to a church near you? Could be. The churchgoers interviewed in the segment seemed very positive about the experience (including the man who thinks it’s a good way “to get the kids in here”).
(Note: the “listen” link on Weekend American’s U2charist segment page leads to the wrong audio clip. Use the link above to stream, or download the mp3 of the entire show.)
How do you feel about U2’s music being used in this way?