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Tony Campolo to Shutter Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago
Tony Campolo, a progressive evangelical leader who counseled President Bill Clinton through the Monica Lewinsky scandal, announced Tuesday (Jan. 14) that the organization he founded nearly 40 years ago will close on June 30.
Campolo, 78, plans to retire with the closure of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, but he will continue to write and speak, with nearly 200 engagements scheduled for 2014. He said his health is fine and he wants to write one more book on how Christianity fits with the social sciences.
By June, Campolo said he anticipates there will be about $300,000 left to distribute to the offshoot ministries started by the larger EAPE. The 22 ministries that were started under EAPE now operate independently and will continue, including Red Letter Christians, where Campolo plans to spend most of his time....
Tony Campolo suppossupposedly said in his book, "Reasonable Faith," "There are some warnings that I wish to issue to anyone reading this book. The first is to be aware that the theology expressed in this short volume represents a personal attempt to state my Christian faith in a way that might prove meaningful for my secularist friends. I am sensitive to the fact that any attempt to state the Gospel in the dominant categories of a culture inevitably leads to a distortion of the Gospel. Consequently, anyone who accuses me of violating the biblical message is correct" (p. 190). This not The Roman Road (See the summary for this sermon, at the very least )
Ah, all three of us are in agreement! " Campolo is a theological liberal and a radical political socialist whose teachings are heretical at best and blasphemous at worst!" a quotation from an article about him, Tony Campolo--General Teachings/Activities.
Pastor Paul wrote: Progressive definitely, but evangelical? It may be in the name of his "ministry" but that is a major stretch. One of his off shoot ministries says it all about his theology, "Red letter Christians". Besides he's not a theologian, he's a sociologist.
I agree with your comment and will only add "good riddance".
Progressive definitely, but evangelical? It may be in the name of his "ministry" but that is a major stretch. One of his off shoot ministries says it all about his theology, "Red letter Christians". Besides he's not a theologian, he's a sociologist.