Our last podcast, about JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis got a big response, perhaps because so many churchgoers--like Tom and Dave--can relate to all of their peers reading and talking about those two Christian icons. But new generations bring new icons to churchgoers, of whom Bono is perhaps the most notable. What is it about us as people and as Christians that creates these sorts of idols? And is "idol," in the theological sense, the perfect word?
Lots of our churchgoing friends idolize Bono. Why him? And is idolizing...well...anyone a good thing to do?