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Billy Graham: Into the arms of eternity

By Steve Beard May/June 2018, Good News Wherever he landed around the globe, Billy Graham spent his life preaching a simple and sincere message of God’s love for all people, the urgent need for conversion, and the assurance that Jesus … Continue reading

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Rock Star as Theologian: Bono’s Blue-Tinted Witness

By: Steve Beard A review of Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas by Michka Assayas (Riverhead, 2005). Life is a stage for Bono. The charismatic Irishman has lived under the spotlight of countless venues around the globe. His bleeding-heart social … Continue reading

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Bono: The enigmatic spiritual provocateur

By Steve Beard His father called him Paul, the White House affectionately calls him The Pest, and the rest of the civilized world simply refers to him as Bono. He is as well known to presidents and prime ministers for … Continue reading

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Rock, religion, and relief

By Steve Beard July/August 2005, Good News Magazine Before they mounted the stage at the United Center in Chicago during their Vertigo Tour, the members of U2 were sent out with the not-so-subtle observation from a friend: The people who … Continue reading

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Star Power and Spiritual Activism

By Steve Beard September/October 2005, Good News Magazine “Listen, I know what this looks like, rock star standing up here, shouting imperatives others have to fulfill. But that’s what we do, rock stars. Rock stars get to wave flags, shout … Continue reading

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Bono launches AIDS awareness tour

By Steve Beard December 7, 2002 United Methodist News Service When rock star Bono wanted to tour the American Midwest to draw attention to the devastating plague of AIDS in Africa, he turned to the Church. On Sunday, December 1, … Continue reading

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