Bono & David Taylor: Beyond the Psalms

“We don’t have to please God in any other way than to be brutally honest; that is the root not only to a relationship with God but the root to a great song . . . or any work of art of merit.” Bono

Bono & David Taylor in New York City (2)

+ On the first year anniversary of FULLER studio, we reflect on our inaugural conversation on the Psalms between author Eugene Peterson and musician Bono. In celebration, we are pleased to offer five new, exclusive videos from an additional interview conducted subsequently in New York. It was Bono, reflecting on his earlier conversation with Peterson in Montana, who requested more time to express how much the Psalms have influenced him. Below, Fuller Texas professor of theology and culture David O. Taylor interviews Bono in the gallery space of Fuller’s Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts Director Makoto Fujimura. Photography by John Harrison. Special thanks to David Taylor, Brehm Texas, and Fourth Line Films for their vision for this project. Watch the documentary Bono & Eugene Peterson on THE PSALMS.

“Psalm 82 Is a Good Start”

“Where the Song Is Singing Me”

“Be Brutally Honest”

“All Art Is Prophetic”

“Where Death Died”

Bono & Mako in New York City (photo: John Harrison)

+ Mako Fujimura (pictured left) talking with Bono. Interested in learning more about the Psalms? Peruse additional resources curated by David Taylor. We also invite you to listen to a playlist of modern psalms curated by FULLER studio editors: