FORUM: Tunnel of Love: The Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen (3 of 6)
In this six-part Forum series, Morgan Allen will lead us in a theological reflection on scripture and our American condition, in companion with the life and work of Bruce Springsteen. We’ll draw on several texts, including the Gospel of Luke, the Acts of the Apostles, and Springsteen’s musical catalogue, autobiography, and recent one-man show.
This week's discussion:
DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (part 1)
January 19: “Badlands” & Acts 5:17-42 (Persecution of the believers)
Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king,
and the king ain’t satisfied, ‘til he rules everything
The suffering of those the system abuses, Springsteen and the proletariat
“Devils & Dust” & Luke 19:29-44 (Jesus enters Jerusalem)
What if what you do to survive kills the things you love?
The suffering of those who defend the system, Springsteen and war