Again, I make the disclaimer that I am not a wild-eyed U2 fan, though I’ve always loved their music and respected the fortitude Bono has shown in using his influence well.
Bono illustrates a vital concept I think is being necessarily, and powerfully revisited in our generation. He has punctured the Church-as-Subculture barrier to be the Church-as-Seed.
His acceptance speech at the NAACP awards is profound, and illustrates a new way of being, influencing and reimagining for the Church – especially a Church that seeks to speak as a voice of God in the world.
He has crossed a line I believe that God is calling the Church to cross in our generation; a line we must cross with trust and wisdom, passion and humility.
Here it is: