The Common Good

Paul Simon’s long meandering spiritual journey

Date: January 13, 2012

Simon may not understand it, but he’s been writing and singing a lot about it, and that has generated attention. One Irish blogger suggested “So Beautiful or So What” could be the best Christian album of 2011. Sojourners’ Cathleen Falsani, an evangelical who writes frequently about religion and pop culture, called it “one of the most memorable collections of spiritual musical musings” in recent memory.

“It’s a stunningly beautiful ... album, and he’s a great surprise to me and frankly a huge blessing,” Falsani said.