Several years ago I had a crazy idea.
I had tickets to U2’s upcoming concert in Minneapolis. Desiring God’s headquarters were 1.5 miles from the stadium where U2 was scheduled to perform. Bono had a history of partnering with well-known evangelicals, including Rick Warren. So would he be open to meeting with Tim Keller and John Piper for a sit-down conversation and be willing to have it captured on video?
There was only one way to find out.
After a bit of sleuthing, I directly corresponded with U2’s people at their modest Dublin office. No joke. They were interested in the possibility, but just wanted more information.
I then contacted Keller’s people. He was scheduled to be on a summer sabbatical. Crazy idea was officially nixed.
But I wondered: what would have happened with Bono, Keller and Piper in a moderated discussion?