To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

U2 Takes Jimmy Kimmel Audience to Church

Emily Jones : Jun 2, 2017  CBN News

To Bono, music is more than a simple tune, it's "prophetic."

[CBN News] Jimmy Kimmel's studio audience thought they were just coming to enjoy a live show, but they transformed into a live Gospel choir before the night was through. (Photo Credit: CBN News)

The Irish rock band U2 appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for a surprise, emotional performance of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," in honor of the Manchester terror victims.

The band members live only an hour's flight away from the city and were deeply affected by the horrific attack.

"They hate music. They hate women. They even hate little girls," lead singer Bono said of the terrorists during his interview with Jimmy Kimmel. "They hate everything that we love. And the worst of humanity was on view in Manchester."

So, U2 decided to fight the hate with a little Gospel music.

"We want to play for you now a Gospel song with a restless spirit," Bono said as he introduced the song.

Choir members were planted throughout the studio and joined in to turn the entire studio into a moving Gospel performance.

The audience sang about Christ's deliverance through the cross: 

"He will lift you higher and higher... He will lift you up when you call... He will bring you shelter from the storm... I believe in the Kingdom Come... Then all the colours will bleed into one... Bleed into one... But yes, I'm still running... You broke the bonds... And you loosed the chains... Carried the cross of my shame... Oh my shame, you know I believe it," they sung.

Bono has never been shy about his faith in Christ.

He spoke about the impact of music in a recent video series with David Taylor, a theology and culture professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. To Bono, music is more than a simple tune, it's "prophetic."

"If the job of the prophet is to describe the state of the soul, the soul of the city, if we want to know what's really going on ... you've got to really go look at the art," he told Taylor.

Bono says the power of art is especially seen when tragedy strikes. He fell in love with music when his mother tragically died.

"I became an artist through the portal of grief," Bono told Taylor. "My mother died at her own father's gravesite. As he was being lowered into the ground she had an aneurysm. I was 14."

It was an event that changed his life forever and motivates him to touch the families of Manchester and the rest of the world with his music.

Click here to watch the video.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

UK Ends Mandates and Work Restrictions, Treating Covid Like the Flu

Europe Considers Accepting Covid-19 Like Any Other Virus

'Equality Begins in the Womb': What to Expect for Friday's 49th Annual March For Life in Washington, DC

'I Am Pro-life': Democratic New Jersey City Council Member Switches Parties over Governor's Support for Abortion

Democrat Senators Manchin and Sinema Join Republicans to Save Filibuster

YouTube Labels John MacArthur's Sermon Hate Speech after He Said God Made Us 'Male and Female'

The Soros Dozen: Big City Prosecutors Backed by George Soros, and the Subsequent Rising Crime Numbers

'God Stayed Close in Those Times': TobyMac Shares Painful Journey With Grief and Loss after Son's Death

Pennsylvania Football Coach Cancels Weightlifting Workout, Tells Players to Shovel Snow for Neighbors Instead

Supreme Court to Rule on Line between Private and Government Speech in Christian Flag Case

Sen. Sinema Holds Her Ground against Changing the Filibuster Rules, While Biggest Contributor Threatens

Japan Health Ministry Shoots Down Mandatory Covid Jabs

Thousands Protest In Rome against Italy's 'Super Green Pass' and Newest Vaccine Mandate

'It's Going to Be Deadly': Murder Rates Are Already Up, Now NYC D.A. Won't Prosecute Armed Robbery

'The Church Is the Hope for the World': Chicago Pastor Spending 100 Days on Roof to End Violence in the City

Pastor's Lost Bible Shows Up 15 Years Later, after Bringing Its Finder to Jesus: 'The Word Is Alive and Powerful'

Amid Retirement Rumors, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Says He Wants 'To Expand God's Kingdom' following Playoff Elimination

'Great News for Texas': Fifth Circuit sends Heartbeat Act to Supreme Court of Texas

Nearly 200 Members of Congress Vow to Uphold the Hyde Amendment, and Protect the Preborn in Spending Bills

Australian State Announces Lockdown for the Unvaccinated That Could Last 'For Years to Come'



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com