On November 15, 2009

Church at N.A.A.C.P. Awards


I’ve got a lot of grad school this weekend, but I wanted to leave a real quick post of this video that I found earlier this week. This is Bono giving a speech at the N.A.A.C.P. awards.

Bono does a good job of eliminating the divide that we have made in our culture between the Sacred and the Secular. U2 consistently lives in the world of art and justice sometimes making the two interchangable.

What I love about this clip is how church breaks out toward the end. At the N.A.A.C.P awards Bono testifies to the power of our story, “God is with the poor, and He is with us, if we are with them.”

Who else can pull this off as consistently as Bono? What Christians do you know who have earned the right to be heard in the world with this kind of platform?

Part of the danger of the Christian Ghetto (leaving Twitter for www.christianchirp.com) is that we leave the very world we could have a voice in.

Jesus once said that if people didn’t talk about him the rocks would cry out.

Sometimes it’s the rock stars.

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  • Maynard

    lovin’ it.

  • DecaturJeff

    I’ve got to add that clip to my blog. I’ve been a poor example of serving the poor and the needy but I’m trying to find my way, figure out how and where God wants me to be at work. Bono preaches the truth.

    When love come to town I’m gonna jump on that train
    When love come to town I’m gonna catch that flame
    Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
    But I did what I did before love came to town

    I was there when they crucified my Lord
    I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword
    I threw the dice when they pierced his side
    But I’ve seen love conquer the great divide.