Dangerous Angels: Bruce Cockburn’s Prophetic Pilgrimage


I’ve been wanting to review Bruce Cockburn’s 2017 release, Bone on Bone for months, and then got the opportunity to write a broader piece for Sojourners that would place the new album in the broader context of Cockburn’s prophetic pilgrimage. You can read the article here for free, but just until Tuesday, April 10. After that you’ll need to get a subscription.



Brian Walsh
Brian is an activist theologian, a retired CRC campus minister, the founder of the Wine Before Breakfast community, and farms with Sylvia Keesmaat at Russet House Farm.He engages issues of theology and culture, and has written a couple of books you might want to check out. His most recent offering is cowritten with Sylvia Keesmaat and entitled Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, Demanding Justice.

One Response to “Dangerous Angels: Bruce Cockburn’s Prophetic Pilgrimage”

  1. Paul Pynkoski

    Bryan, thanks for this. I have to say that “40 Years” and “Jesus Train” are songs I have gone back to again and again on the new album. 40 Years haunts me, in particular. Wilderness spirituality, prophecy, allusions to pilgrimage and incarnation. But the whole album speaks to me, song after song.


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