Bono & Eugene Peterson Discuss the Psalms

Bono & Eugene Peterson Discuss the Psalms

This short film documents the friendship between Bono (lead musician of the band U2) and Eugene Peterson (author of contemporary-language Bible translation The Message) revolving around their common interest in the Psalms. Based on interviews conducted by Fuller Seminary faculty member David Taylor and produced in association with Fourth Line Films, the film highlights in particular a conversation on the Psalms that took place between Bono, Peterson, and Taylor at Peterson’s Montana home.

“As a songwriter it’s very clear to me that Eugene Peterson is a poet as well as a scholar. He brings the musicality to God’s Word that I’m sure was always there.”

+ Bono, Grammy award-winning artist and lead singer of U2.


“Bono is singing to the very people I did this work for. I feel that we are allies in this. He is helping get me and The Message to the very people Jesus spent much of his time with.”

+ Eugene Peterson, beloved author, pastor, and writer of The Message.


This film and descriptive content is featured exclusively through FULLER studio, a site offering resources—videos, podcasts, reflections, stories—for all who seek deeply formed spiritual lives. Explore these resources, on the Psalms and a myriad of other topics, at © Fuller Theological Seminary/Fuller Studio. A Fourth Line Films production, in association with Fuller’s Brehm Center.Texas and W. David O. Taylor