"scholars see a clear sacred thread"

Here is the story from Grand Rapids on the Calvin College sociology class using U2. Some great comments from interviewees. Excerpt:
"What they have to offer is a vision," says Mark Mulder, who is teaching the U2 course during Calvin's three-week interim semester. "They're saying there's something wrong with the world. But at the same time, they offer a hope. The gospel message is embedded within."
Mulder, who teaches sociology, sees the band bringing a Christian worldview to a "very elaborate cultural critique." In that critique, they share common ground with other rock bands such as Radiohead and movies such as "The Matrix" trilogy, he says.

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