This is a clip of Bono’s speech after being given an Image Award by the NAACP in March. Not only is it remarkable that a very white-skinned Irish rock star is being given an award by the NAACP, but it is astonishing that this pop rock singer has become a prophetic voice to the Church. Bono is not perfect, he is not an idol of mine, nor is he my role model. He is not Jesus. But I would venture to say that he is trying very hard to do what Jesus wants him to do and to be what Jesus wants him to be. I would guess that he spends time with God… and from that investment God is shaping Bono’s drive to live out Matthew 25 that right way. (Thanks to Mark Evans for this link!)
Author: Ken Castor
After thirty years of next-generation ministry, Dr. Ken is balding in his hairline but still bold in his faith. He is the Family and NextGen Pastor at Wooddale Church. He served as the Professor of Youth Ministry at Crown College for over a decade and in nextgen ministry for two decades before that. Ken is the “Blue Letters Editor” of the Award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible, and has authored numerous discipleship resources like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He’s also a nerdy Cubs fan, the founder of NEXT Ministry Conferences, has several Chuck-Taylors, and enjoys living in Minnesota with his brilliantly witty and slightly freezing family.