Bono, Tony Blair to lend their voices at church conference on leadership
Although Bono and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair might be considered unconventional choices as featured speakers Friday at Willow Creek's church conference, organizers say they are a perfect fit.
Inviting such high-profile people such as Bono and Blair is part of the summit's attempt to seek out the best leadership advice, organizers said.
"We have been failed by the lack of credible leadership in our financial institutions, in our companies at times, even in church and the government," Mellado said. "We have got to have these transformation-minded leaders equipped, inspired, so they can change and influence all the spheres that they touch."...
While on tour in 2005, Bono led the audience in this chant, 'Jesus, Jew, Mohammend - all true!' As for his faith, he states, 'Look, on the God thing, I have to be really careful because I'm not a very good advertisement. I don't want you to sit there and say I'm a man of faith. I just read in one of Saint Paul's letters, where it describes all the fruits of the Spirit, I realize I had none of them'. -- from an article written by Jan Markell entitled, 'When Evangelicals dine with the Wicked'http://www.olivetreeviews.org
Michael J. Penfold wrote: ...an evaluation of Hybelsâ€™ preaching reveals that in a typical month three out of four weekend messages are about Godâ€™s love. A mere 7% of messages mention Godâ€™s holiness. The truth of Godâ€™s wrath against mankindâ€™s sin is virtually never heard.14 What isnâ€™t preached is more revealing than what is.