Tony Campolo Biography
Tony Campolo is an American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker, and former spiritual advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Tony Campolo Educational Background
Campolo is a 1956 graduate of Eastern College, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and earned a Ph.D. from Temple University.
Tony Campolo Career
Campolo established the Evangelical Association for Education Promotion, which works to assist “at-risk” youth in the U.S. and Canada, and has helped create a number of colleges and universities. His best-known job is a sermon on Friday, but it’s coming on Sunday!Records of which have been commonly distributed in evangelical circles and which are based on the sermon of a black minister in the Baptist Church of Mount Carmel. During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, where he met with President Clinton at the White House, he was also one of several spiritual advisors to President Bill Clinton.
Although he has linked with the Democratic Party and several other contemporary liberal organizations and causes, his opposition to abortion has been openly indicated. Campolo has a coherent ethical stand against any human situation that contributes to the end of life, including warfare, poverty/starvation, the death penalty, and euthanasia.
Despite his criticism of the politically conservative evangelical community, Campolo also criticized the more liberal Christian mainline denominations as “they fail to emphasize a personal, transforming connection with Jesus Christ.”
Campolo announced his plans on January 14, 2014, to withdraw from guiding the EAPE and close the ministry. The additional cash in the ministry will be allocated to EAPE-started offshoot ministries, but he plans to continue writing and talking.
Tony Campolo Sermon | Books
Visit http://www.tonycampolo.org to get all of Campolo’s books, podcasts, and sermons.
Tony Campolo Quotes
“But isn’t it time for Christians to admit that we should reject bargains if they are gained by the exploitation of the poorest of the poor in developing countries?”
“I have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.”
“Jesus never says to the poor: ‘come find the church’, but he says to those of us in the church: ‘go into the world and find the poor, hungry, homeless, imprisoned.”
“Perhaps because our culture and politics have gone so off course, with values so contrary to those of Jesus, more and more people intuitively recognize that His vision of God’s kingdom-a new world of compassion, justice, integrity, and peace- is the Good News they’ve been searching and waiting for.”
“Because I am not yet living up to what Jesus expects me to be in those red letters in the Bible, I always define myself as somebody who is saved by God’s grace and is on his way to becoming a Christian. (…) Being saved is trusting in what Christ did for us, but being Christian is dependent on the way we respond to what he did for us.”
“He [William Jennings Bryan] recognized that what Darwin proposed on the biological level when applied on the societal level, might legitimize an ideology that supports the survival of the fittest, with all of its dire complications. Byran was able to envision the kind of society that Social Darwinism would create- the kind of exploitation that comes from unbridled capitalism, for instance- and chose to war against it.”
“Some people think the theists get off easy by offering eternal life, but in my experience, it is awfully difficult to reconcile the death of a child with the idea of a loving God. As a Christian, I knew what to say, but I don’t think my words made much of a difference. What mattered most was just being there and sharing the hurt.”
Tony Campolo Age
He was born Anthony Tony Campolo on February 25, 1935. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tony Campolo Family
He is the son of Anthony and Mary Campolo.
Tony Campolo Wife
He is married to Peggy Campolo. with his wife, he has participated in very public debates and discussions about the place of lesbians and gays within church and society.
Tony Campolo Children
He is the father of Bart Campolo.
Tony Campolo Height
He is 5 ft 7 in tall.
Tony Campolo Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $6 million.