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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 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 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 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 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

If America is too arrogant, too prideful to repent, it's not the kind of country that God wants it to be.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Red Letter Christians believe in the doctrines of the Apostle's Creed, are convinced that the Scriptures have been inspired by the Holy Spirit, and make having a personal transforming relationship with the resurrected Christ the touchtone of their faith.

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

If fulfillment is gained through giving ourselves through intimate relationships, then allowing ourselves to be consumed with the cares of things, instead of the care of persons, is foolish.

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 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 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 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages.

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 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

I think the real place where most evangelicals have trouble with the Democratic Party is on the issue of abortion.

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 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

If marriage really is a sacred institution, then why is the government controlling it, especially in a nation that affirms separation of church and state?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Nowhere in the Hebrew Scriptures does it say that God is omnipotent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

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

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 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I don't know how your theology works, but if Jesus has a choice between stained glass windows and feeding starving kids in Haiti, I have a feeling he'd choose the starving kids in Haiti.

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 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 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Often, we ignore the fact that our spiritual condition and psychological state of mind are highly affected by what is happening to us physically. Sometimes depression is simply the result of exhaustion.

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 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 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

There is no doubt that religion had already waned under the onslaught of the Enlightenment, but it was Freud who provided the radically new understanding of human nature that made any religious explanation of the whats and whys of our personhood seem naive.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

Women have the same privileges and opportunities as men, given the New Testament.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

In America, evangelical churches have often been bastions of conservatism, providing support for the status quo.

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 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

I think it goes back to the fact that the evangelical community often does not have a biblical vision of God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

I think there are other issues that the Democrats could use to rally evangelicals. There are a lot of us, for instance, who believe that the Bible calls us to be environmentally responsible.

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

From the beginning, there have been some religious leaders who greeted the funding of faith-based social services by government with ambivalence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

While a case can be made for intelligent design, I can't figure out why some Christians are so thrilled about that possibility. First of all, it doesn't prove there's a God. If anything, intelligent design lends support to some form of pantheism that defines God as immanent within nature.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

In the past, the Republican Party has depended on unified support at election time from Evangelical Christians. But times are changing!

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 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 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

So after the Lewinsky scandal, everything changed, and we moved from using the Bible to address the moral issues of our time, which were social, to moral issues of our time that were very personal. I have continued that relationship up until the present.

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 person is as young as their dreams and as old as their cynicism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

Jesus is the only Savior, but not everybody who is saved by Him is aware that He is the one who is doing the saving.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

The first reason for the preponderant influence of those Evangelicals who define themselves as advocates of Religious Right theological and political ideologies is that they have both the financial means and technological know-how to make widespread use of modern electronic forms of communication.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Tony Campolo

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

When you listen to Christian radio stations - and there are thousands of them now in the United States - and when you listen to Christian television networks - and there are thousands of Christian television shows across the country - they are all politically right.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Campolo

I don't know what to make of the Muslim mystics, especially those who have come to be known as the Sufis. What do they experience in their mystic experiences? Could they have encountered the same God we do in our Christian mysticism?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Campolo

The traditional spokespersons for the Evangelicals, such as Chuck Colson and James Dobson, have become alarmed about this drift away from the 'Family Values' issues that they believe should be the overwhelming concerns of Evangelicals. They have expressed their displeasure in letters of protest circulated through the religious media.

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 14 Sep

Tony Campolo

The gospel is not about... pie-in-the-sky when they die. ... It is imperative that the up and coming generation recognize that the biblical Jesus was committed to the realization of a new social order in this world.... Becoming a Christian, therefore, is a call to social action.

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.