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On July 6, 2011

The Next Christians and U2

Christians aren’t called to live behind walls but live among (like the Jesus they follow) but they also are distinct in the things that matter. So sometimes they are tailors or businesspeople, sometimes they are bakers or bankers. And sometimes they are rock stars.

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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 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.