Campolo to “Slow,” But Not Stop, “Christian” Outreach

LTRP Note: The article below (and the accompanying photo) about emerging church leader Tony Campolo is a reminder that children and college-age young people are the target for Satan’s devices of deception. Campolo and others with similar “progressive” agendas (such as Brian McLaren, Shane Claiborne, Tony Jones, etc.) are zealously talking to and teaching as many children and youth as they possibly can. And often in Christian school settings. Sadly, pastors and Christian teachers have sat by idly and allowed it to happen. While this article below explains that Campolo will be slowing down now that he is 79 (going from 300 talks a year to just 200), his younger protégées—like Shane Claiborne—are carrying on Campolo’s message. To learn more about that message, you can read our articles “On evangelicals and interfaith cooperation: an interview with Tony Campolo,”  “Tony Campolo Against California’s Restrictions on Homosexual Marriages.” and “Coming to Christ Through Mysticism?.”

Tony Campolo talks to students in a sixth-grade mathematics class at Cornerstone Christian Academy, a Philadelphia school he helped found in 1988. (MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer)

 

By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer

As a recruiter for the Almighty, the Rev. Tony Campolo lets few things get in his way.

Even a stroke eight years ago prompted defiance.

“I know my civil rights,” said the hospitalized minister, challenging a doctor’s admonition to postpone a week of speeches at Harvard University. (The doctor wound up monitoring Campolo and his condition from a front-row seat.)

The Bryn Mawr minister, author of more than 35 books, and onetime spiritual adviser to President Bill Clinton has packed his calendar for years with more than 300 speaking engagements annually to raise charitable funds and tap young people for Christian service.

But at 78, Campolo has, as his wife, Peggy, said, decided to step back before someone says, “You’re an old man” who should step aside. Click here to continue reading.

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