To my astonishment, this blog is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary. U2 Sermons began on May 9, 2003, as we were in initial stages of completing the manuscript for Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog, only the second book ever to explore the spirituality of the Irish band U2. It's hard to remember this now: the fact of U2's Christian fluency and commitment was rather uncommon to voice explicitly at the time, but soon afterwards books and articles about it became a cottage industry.
I started writing merely as a way to, I hoped, generate some buzz for the book, but the blog turned into a labor of love and a place to track the ongoing dialogue between U2 and theology. Sadly, we lost all our comments in a transition a few years back, but the 10 years of entries themselves are all still available. In honor of the past 10 years, I'll be republishing some older posts over the next several days.