Bono and the Gospel

June 23, 2013 — Leave a comment

I just read a fascinating interview with U2’s Bono.  Bono has often been accused by American evangelicals of adhering to nothing more than a “social gospel.”  I think he understands the Gospel a bit more than evangelicals have given him credit for.  In fact, he may understand and live out the Gospel better than most of the Christians I know.  Here are a few excerpts from the article:

“It’s very annoying following this person of Christ around, because he’s very demanding of your life,” he said while chuckling. “You don’t have to go to university and do a Ph.D. to understand this stuff. You just go to the person of Christ.”

“We have a pastor who said to us, ‘Stop asking God to bless what you’re doing, Bono.’ Which by the way, I constantly do. He said, ‘Find out what God is doing, ’cause it’s already blessed,’” Bono said. “And when you align yourself with God’s purpose as described in the Scriptures, something special happens to your life. You’re in alignment.”

The article is a great read.  Check it out here.

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Aaron Buer

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I've been a student pastor for 10 years and currently serve as a high school pastor at Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI. Ada Bible is a multi-campus church of about 9,000. Most of my time is devoted to recruiting and training volunteers, making students laugh, leading worship and helping students transition to college/adulthood. I absolutely love my job and the people I am blessed to serve with. I'm primarily a family guy. My wife and I have four incredibly awesome and unique kids. When I can find a little free time you'll find me at the kitchen table building Legos with or sometimes without my kids, at the beach playing volleyball or on X-box Live owning people. I'm also an avid reader and amateur writer. The passion that drives me is college transition. My mission is to do everything I can to ensure that all of the students under my care continue to engage the church and pursue Jesus after leaving our ministry.

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