“Would You Like to Disconnect Now?”

For those of you clergy readers who may be doing something so unlikely as working a month ahead on Dec 22, the Nazarene Preacher's Magazine Sermon for Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 is about the spiritual hazards of obsession with new experiences, and I'm linking it because it touches on a U2 song that I've never seen anyone anywhere use in preaching or teaching: "New York." The writer insightfully observes that U2 "has written several songs about the distractions of the modern world" (a fact I keep thinking would make a good article). Personally, I'd have brought the song back at the end of the sermon and reinforced my final point by quoting its closing section ("I heard your voice whispering, come away....") -- but, hey.

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