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
KEN CASTOR - As a veteran youth pastor, Ken Castor is excellent with a nerf gun and is addicted to caffeine. He is the Professor of Youth Ministry at Crown College in Minnesota, where he started the NEXT Ministry Conferences. Ken speaks across the U.S. and Canada, and has a doctorate focused on passing faith and leadership through the generations. He is the Blue Letters Editor of the award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible and has authored several books like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He lives near Minneapolis with his amazing wife and hilarious kids.