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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Bono from U2 Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast

There are a couple of artists that have influenced my thinking and passion. Bruce Springsteen taught me about the pain of the blue collar worker. Bob Dylan taught me the power of song (ever hear "Hurricane"?). Larry Norman told me that you could be a Christian and care about politics (song - The Great American Novel). Bono changed me - he IS a Christian and a social activist. Bono used the scripture to define my theology about the poor. I do what I do today in part because of artists like these.

Last week Bono spoke at the national prayer breakfast. Listen here. . This is a prophetic message to the church and those of us who care about God's heart for the poor.

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