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Tony Campolo to Shutter Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago [Heretic Death Watch]
Religion Today ^ | January 15, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Posted on 01/27/2014 8:19:56 AM PST by fwdude

(RNS) 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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: campolo; christianheresy; evangelicals; pastor; religiousleft; retirement; x42
I remember seeing this namby-pamby, touchy-feely heretic on PBS and other Left-leaning stations when I was growing up.

Looks like fake Christianity just doesn't sell as good as the real thing. Glad to see this org going belly up.

1 posted on 01/27/2014 8:19:56 AM PST by fwdude
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To: fwdude

bump


2 posted on 01/27/2014 8:22:55 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: fwdude

So the wolf finally takes off his sheep costume.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 8:23:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: fwdude
He said his health is fine and he wants to write one more book on how Christianity fits with the social sciences.

Social sciences = Marxist theory

4 posted on 01/27/2014 8:25:01 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: fwdude

Luke 13:27
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 8:25:09 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: fwdude

I’ve done face to face interviews with Campolo and he’s always been around claiming to represent the middle ground but in other interviews calling himself a “progressive”.

He’s a fascinating character and gained popularity with his humorous public appearances at the big youth events in the evangelical Christian subculture.

He looked and sounded like Don Rickles and was sucked up by a religious subculture looking for its own personalities and entertainment.

Campolo presented different ideas from the Left that he carefully presented to religious audiences with humor and satire.

By the time of Clinton’s presidency he seemed to be closely tied to the Democrat agenda beyond Lewinsky damage control like Campolo’s book promoting the anti-smoking cause.


6 posted on 01/27/2014 8:32:59 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: FReepers
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and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys
…whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be over thrown,
our present republican forms of government,
and all blessings which flow form them must fall with them”
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7 posted on 01/27/2014 8:33:03 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: fwdude
how Christianity fits with the social science

Very poorly, if at all.

8 posted on 01/27/2014 8:52:10 AM PST by JoeFromSidney (itYe)
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To: JimRed

Whenever I see the word “social”, my first thought is it’s missing the “ist” on the end.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 8:54:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: fwdude
Ole Tony walking with Clinton.... *infamous scene with Clinton laughing, than sad faced when he sees camera*..... Campolo.....just a couple buds yukking it up at the funeral.
10 posted on 01/27/2014 8:59:15 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere

Didn’t Slick Willie fake a tear in that scene?


11 posted on 01/27/2014 9:01:05 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

“Beware of false prophets.”


12 posted on 01/27/2014 9:03:51 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Definitely...right up there with Francis.


13 posted on 01/27/2014 9:08:45 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: fwdude

Tony Campolo preaches mysticism. When a true relationship with Jesus Christ is non-existent in one’s life, mystical experiences appear to fill that spiritual void. The euphoria and bliss that meditation creates is thought to be the voice and presence of God. But in reality, these practices are tied to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Catholicism rather than to biblical Christianity. The Bible makes it clear that the only way to be born again is through receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by faith. While being today being called Christian by some, these doctrines of ancient mysticism are anything but Christian and extremely dangerous.

Paul warned in I Thessalonians 5:5-10 to not exchange a true and wonderful relationship with Jesus Christ for one that can only lead to darkness.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 9:10:09 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: fwdude

Note for Tony:
We are in the world but not of it.
Christianity is not “social science” its based on faith and the substance of things not seen but hoped for.
Freegards
LEX


15 posted on 01/27/2014 9:12:29 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: fwdude

re: but he will continue to write and speak, with nearly 200 engagements scheduled for 2014

He certainly won’t be receiving the speaking fees that his fellow travelers Bill & Hillary receive, but 200 “love offerings” should line his pockets well for 2014 as he spews his contempt for Biblical Christianity while maintaining that he holds to the “real thing”.


16 posted on 01/27/2014 9:29:03 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: fwdude

He will probably be hired to work for Hitlery’s campaign.


17 posted on 01/27/2014 9:44:39 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: fwdude

Campolo says that abortion is okay because a baby is not alive until it breathes air.

His proof: Scripture says God breathed “the breath of life” into Adam.

In other words, a demonic Scripture-twister.


18 posted on 01/27/2014 9:48:11 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan

Not a fan of Campolo but can you provide documentation of this statement?


19 posted on 01/27/2014 9:59:01 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Walkingfeather

It’s in one of his books. I read it in a bookstore.


20 posted on 01/27/2014 10:04:52 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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Tony calls himself theologically conservative? Come on now. I have a righteous anger against Tony and his ilk because they’re consciously teaching error and leading huge numbers of people to ruin. Do you think these guys haven’t been corrected scripturally on many occasions by many true people of God? You can’t say that all these guys are deceived because many of them are deceivers. At 78, his wolf days are winding down and eternity is about to start. Tony, you chose the wrong path fool.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 10:09:45 AM PST by Hayride
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To: fwdude
I have heard that Campolo once encountered a prostitute in a bar who was depressed because it was her birthday and no one cared enough about her to celebrate; so he bought her a cake and arranged for some of the barflies to sing "Happy Birthday" to her.

So while he waters down or denies the central truths of the Christian faith, he at least is capable of exhibiting human compassion. I would put this under "Do as I do, not as I say."
22 posted on 01/27/2014 10:10:16 AM PST by bus man (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
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To: bus man

If he calls himself an evangelist, then when he encountered the depressed prostitute who was feeling sorry for herself, he should have given her the gospel, not something that encouraged her “it’s all about me attitude”.


23 posted on 01/27/2014 10:53:20 AM PST by lupie
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To: fwdude

“but he will continue to write and speak”

Wear a raincoat in the front rows guys!


24 posted on 01/27/2014 11:47:32 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: bus man
Jesus never came to make people feel good about themselves.
25 posted on 01/27/2014 11:50:07 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: All

sociology has never been respected as a science or a college degree. It is a step below basket weaving.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 11:54:02 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: fwdude

Yes he did.....cut out his laugh in mid sentence, and wiped a tear away


27 posted on 01/27/2014 12:09:26 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: fwdude

Yes he did.....cut out his laugh in mid sentence, and wiped a tear away


28 posted on 01/27/2014 12:09:27 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: fwdude

He loves the Lord... Come on!


29 posted on 01/27/2014 5:56:17 PM PST by pithyinme (Oh great 3 more years of crap to wade through....)
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To: bus man

I heard that story, too. As always when he tells a story, he comes out looking just a little better than everyone else in general and a whole lot better than any Christian present. Actually, the story took place in Hawaii, but of course Tony who had gone there for a conference, couldn’t just enjoy the place, it’d ruin his rep. He had to wander around at night doing histrionic stuff. Or so he says.


30 posted on 01/27/2014 7:43:27 PM PST by gusopol3
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