An Old Dog and a new Trick (YouToo?)

Okay, I admit that I am about three or four decades behind; though my children would beg to differ–I am confident that they always believed I was the hippest and coolest dad ever. (Please pause while I stop choking and my children stop laughing.)

I’m so far behind that it takes a friend to teach me about some Irish band, their gospel roots (I had heard of this from another friend), and a mutual acquaintance (George Pendergrass) who was associated with the original recording of the song (that you will know well, I promise). He also has to summarize what happens on Jimmy Kimmel for me to have a clue. So with all this aside, check out the link through YouTube and watch until the end.

Link to Jimmy Kimmel Live and Bono/U2

Glenn Pemberton is a minister turned professor turned writer. After serving churches in Texas and Colorado, Glenn completed a Ph.D. (Old Testament). He then taught at Oklahoma Christian University before coming to Abilene Christian University in 2005, retiring as professor emeritus in 2017 due to a severe chronic pain. Glenn now spends his time writing for the church. Along with short essays he has published four books, including The God who Saves: An Introduction to the Message of the Old Testament (2015), and Hurting with God: Learning to Lament with the Psalms (2012). Glenn and his wife Dana continue to live in Abilene, Texas.

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