Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Three Persons... One Love

Photo shows lyrics to U2's "One" followed by part of the Nicene Creed. Who knows what Bono had in mind. But whoever snapped this picture made a connection. I know there's at least one U2 fan out there who might have an opinion on this. I won't name you, but you know who you are!

Coming in January: The Trinity Series

(Photo by Bowie Snodgrass; see for restrictions.)


Kreider said...

I don't know if I'm "the one" but I am one and we are all the same.

Seems to me pretty obvious that someone recognized a parallel between the lyrics and the creed, and put them together in a book. Whether or not Bono intended the parallel, "Someone" did.

I think it is an appropriate parallel and would be appropriate in a liturgy.

My personal conviction is that "One" is not as much a statement about the godhead as it is a paraphrase of Eph 4. But the trinitarian connection is certainly appropriate.

Sarah Onderdonk said...

Yes, you're the one!

I have to go check out Eph 4... after my brain recovers from the ST102 final exam.

By the way, I just got my graded paper back on the "bad math" project. I lost one point. Can you guess why???

Hint: You may by all rights say: "told you so."

Merry Christmas, Dr. Kreider!

Guy said...

I still like 1 x 1 x 1 = 1. The math works at least.

Sarah Onderdonk said...

Guy... how's it going?!