Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Things that make you go hmmmm...

Instead of regurgitating the same info, I'll refer you over to Denny Burke's blog where he has two very interesting posts. The first is in relation to a Time Magazine article on evolution and the second is a pleasant and surprisingly accurate description of the Gospel by U2 frontman Bono. I went through that stage (I would say brought upon by a misunderstanding of free will and God's saving grace) where I thought how cool it would be for entertainment stars like Bono or Michael Jordon to be saved, then all these people who love them will love Christ. Needless to say as much as I would love for these men to have a saving knowledge of Christ,and perhaps they do, I don't know, it is not because of their celebrity status that people will be saved, but because of the power of the Gospel. Anyway, I was big on Bono as a Christian for a while, but that excitement faded over time. So this was refreshing to hear what he had to say. We'll see what the future holds.

Peace,
Russ

1 comment:

Jason B said...

Very interesting - Bono responses. I would have never thought, but of course I always knew there was a reason I liked U2.

What I find interesting is that his statement of belief sounds right-on with the messages I have heard from Ephasus congregation. What is funny to me is the realization of our inability to take an offer of "I believe and I was baptized, and don't forget the good deeds" for salvation.

I wish I could explain what this means to me - deep down. We will have to discuss my "rearing" in the church, though it seems you were once of the same thought.

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