Wednesday, June 18, 2008

kingdom signs in Coldplay?

I’m loving the new Coldplay album. I’ve been, until now, more a listener than a fan. But their new album has converted me. It’s more complex, less traditionally rock in structure and I like that.


I also think there’s some serious theological work going on in the album. I’m not yet clear what it is. But when the album includes ruminations (Track 7 – Viva La Vida) on “I know St Peter will call my name,” well, the church had better be listening, cos there are millions of people going to be humming that line in the next year.

Posted by steve at 11:06 PM


  1. Steve, you have echoed my thoughts exactly. It is a fantastic piece of art that I feel is reflecting many people’s confusion with, and seeking of, the Christian faith.

    Comment by mark — June 19, 2008 @ 12:55 pm

  2. i too am loving this album the more i hear it – there is a lot of bigstuff going on underneath, but then i guess an album that explores the ground in between death and all his friends and viva la vida is bound to have some meaningful reflections in there somewhere – the references to religion in that context are very interesting, but i am not sure that there is too much there about faith – there is a lot of gladdness though about making it through the hard stuff and not letting death win out

    Comment by julie — June 24, 2008 @ 7:14 am

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