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Watch: U2's Bono shares appreciation for Bible psalms in 2016 interview

U2 rock band frontman Bono Vox talks to reporters during a press conference he held at the end of a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
U2 rock band frontman Bono Vox talks to reporters during a press conference he held at the end of a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
Andrew Medichini, AP

SALT LAKE CITY — An interview between Bono and the late pastor Eugene Peterson has resurfaced after the latter passed away this week, according to Relevant magazine.

What happened: Bono and the Rev. Peterson spoke about their mutual appreciation of the Book of Psalms in an interview in 2016.

The conversation focused on how the Psalms offer vulnerability.

  • “I got started translating the Psalms … to try to get them to realize praying wasn’t being nice before God,” Peterson says. “The songs are not pretty They’re not nice … but they’re honest. I think we’re trying for honesty, which is very, very hard in our culture.”
  • “Write a song about your bad marriage!” Bono agrees. “Write a song about how you’re, you know, pissed off at the government! That’s what God wants from you: the truth.”

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