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By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

We don't have to give up trying to convert each other. What we have to do is show respect to one another. And to speak to each other with a sense that even if people don't convert, they are God's people, God loves them, and we do not make the judgment of who is going to heaven and who is going to hell. I think that what we all have to do is leave judgment up to God. The Muslim community is very evangelistic, however what Muslims will not do is condemn Jews and Christians to Hell if in fact they do not accept Islam.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your kids.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

While I can see how the government has, at times, wasted taxpayers' money, and I can admit that too often its programs are ineffective, I also can see the good that government does.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

A career public speaker is not what I'm called to be. I'm called to be a critic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

Whenever there is a catastrophe, some religious people inevitably ask, 'Why didn't God do something? Where was God when all those people died?'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I have serious problems with fundamentalist Christians and their creationist theories. Although I believe that scripture is divinely inspired and infallible, I have a hard time going along with the belief that the whole creation process occurred in six twenty-four hour days. My skepticism is due, in part, to the fact that the Bible says that the sun wasn’t created until the fourth day of creation (Genesis 1:16-19). I have a hard time figuring how twenty-four hour days could have been measured before that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

Because of the increase in life longevity, America can now assume that at any given time three, and perhaps four, former presidents will still be alive, even when the current president is occupying the White House.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

Freud taught us that it wasn't God that imposed judgment on us and made us feel guilty when we stepped out of line. Instead, it was the superego - that idealized concept of what a good person is supposed to be and do - given to us by our parents, that condemned us for what had been hitherto regarded as ungodly behavior.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

Your past is important but it is not nearly as important to your present as the way you see your future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

But I contend that if we're providing total medical coverage for every man, woman, and child in Iraq, shouldn't we at least be doing the same thing for every man, woman, and child in the United States?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

That a new humanity will be brought forth from this Christ consciousness in each person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I'm a minister, and I serve as a minister in addition to being a university professor.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Lies and distortions can be spread, via the Internet, in an inexpensive way, and the effects are astounding.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

One of the most startling discoveries of my life was the realization that the Jesus that I love, the Jesus who died for me on Calvary, that Jesus, is waiting, mystically and wonderfully, in every person I meet. I find Jesus everywhere.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I don't doubt that God can bring good out of tragedies, but the Bible is clear that God is not the author of evil!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Sigmund Freud was the apostle of disbelief. He was the one who made psychoanalysis a part of our culture, and in so doing he kicked out a flying buttress that had been essential for holding up our cathedral of faith.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

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?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

Evangelical Christians, who once were a ridiculed irrelevant sectarian movement, have, over just three decades, become a powerful voting bloc that can no longer be ignored.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

To prevent discussion of any other explanations of human origins is hardly what I would expect from open-minded educators.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

The Bible makes clear a basic truth that we self-centered humans find difficult to accept, namely, that the natural universe was not created primarily for us. There is no doubt that God wants us to enjoy it and even use its resources to optimize a good life for ourselves. But the ultimate purpose of creation is worship. Nature and all living things were created to glorify God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

We must not be so concerned with the unborn that we fail to pay attention to the born.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I am looking for suggestions on what we can do about extremists within our own society. They cannot be ignored.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I am not suggesting that all those missionary organizations working in Haiti should pack up and go home, but I am urging them to understand that Haiti does not need clever Americans with newly contrived schemes for saving their country.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

Who's to say that there is any more support for Freud's psychoanalytic concept of the superego than there is for that old time religion that asserted that there is a God who ordains what is right and wrong, and that His righteousness endures for all generations?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I applaud the growing commitment of Evangelicals to the needs of the poor and oppressed in urban America.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

What we need to affirm is that Jesus is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. Whenever we marry Jesus to a political party, we are committing the sin of idolatry. We are making Jesus into the image of our political party.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this - when you die, will you be happy when everybody else is crying?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

Young Evangelicals, especially, are breaking ranks with older Evangelicals (over 40) and are more and more leaning towards voting Democratic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I am relatively sure, from conversations that I had with former president Bill Clinton, that George Bush seldom called upon him for advice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

When in fact we live in a society that makes life hell for gays and lesbians, this community has got to stand up and say, ‘We’re on your side as you struggle for dignity,’ and, ‘Yes, we will defy anybody who says otherwise, even if we have to go to Disneyland to prove it.’

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

A Christian school should be a place where young men and young women go through a period of spiritual formation and development so that they come out incredibly more proficient at living out their calling than they would have been had they not gone to school.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

As we consider the causes of depression, those of us in the church must face the ways we might be responsible for creating it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Prior to ROE V. WADE, abortions were common even though they were illegal. I don't think making them illegal again is going to solve the problem.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

The two hot issues are the gay issue and the abortion issue. These are the two defining issues in the evangelical community these days. I'm sure that these hot buttons will be pushed, time and time again.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I don't think that John Kerry is the Messiah or the Democratic Party is the answer, but I don't like the evangelical community blessing the Republican Party as some kind of God-ordained instrument for solving the world's problems.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Relegating women to second-class citizenship was abolished when Jesus died on the cross.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

My theology is such that the God who loves Israel and will not forsake Israel - which is why I want to see Israel have a secure nation with secure borders - also loves the Palestinians.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

A strong case can be made for religious leaders to speak out on political issues.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

The kingdom of God is a glorious and gigantic party!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Jesus refers to the poor over and over again. There are 2,000 verses of Scripture that call upon us to respond to the needs of the poor. And yet, I find that when Christians talked about values in this last election that was not on the agenda, that was not a concern. If you were to get the voter guide of the Christian Coalition, that does not rate. They talk more about tax cuts for people who are wealthy than they do about helping poor people who are in desperate straits.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

When you talk about evangelicals, don't forget that a significant proportion of the evangelical community is African American. And most African Americans - well over 90 percent, thoroughly evangelical, thoroughly biblical - will probably vote Democratic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

Evangelicals need to take a good look at what their issues are. Are they really being faithful to Jesus? Are they being faithful to the Bible?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

It has taken countless hours of prayer, study, conversation and emotional turmoil to bring me to the place where I am finally ready to call for the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the Church.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Like most Christians, I believe the Genesis account of creation is a description of six different stages of creation, each of which may have taken eons of time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

The real problem that I think those of us who are evangelicals and Democrats have to face up to is that the political right controls the religious media.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I am saying that there is no salvation apart from Jesus; that’s my evangelical mindset. However, I am not convinced that Jesus only lives in Christians

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

What if Barack Obama established a Presidential Advisory Committee that would meet once every couple of months, bringing together the former presidents for a conference in order to seek their collective wisdom? There is a wealth of experience in former presidents that generally goes untapped.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Of the 22 industrialized nations of the world, we're dead last in per capita giving to poor people.