Dordt College News

Tony Campolo at Dordt College Nov. 7, 8

October 30, 2007


Tony Campolo, the nationally renowned author, preacher, educator, and Christian activist, will be at Dordt College Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7 and 8, speaking each night at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the Campus Center Grille area following the presentations for continued discussion about his presentation.

Campolo’s speaking engagements at the B.J. Haan Auditorium are free and open to the public. He will discuss, “God’s Revolution and Your Responsibility,” based on his latest book, The God of Intimacy and Action.

Campolo challenges consumerism, materialism, and scientism, encouraging Christians to make lifestyle choices that model their faith. He will also be speaking at Dordt’s chapel service Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10:50 a.m.

Dr. Campolo is among the most celebrated and sought-after speakers and writers in the United States. He has authored thirty-four books, including recent releases Speaking My Mind, Which Jesus? and Revolution and Renewal: How Churches are Saving our Cities.

Founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), Dr. Campolo has worked to create, nurture, and support programs for “at-risk” children in cities across North America, and has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries.

He is a media commentator on religious, social and political matters, having guested on television programs like The Colbert Report, Nightline, Crossfire, Politically Incorrect, The Charlie Rose Show, Larry King Live, CNN Dayside, CNN News and MSNBC News. He co-hosted his own television series, Hashing It Out, on the Odyssey Network, and presently hosts Across The Pond, a weekly program on the Premier Christian Radio Network in England. He is a sought after guest on radio stations across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Campolo is an ordained minister, has served American Baptist Churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is presently an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Eastern College, earned a Ph.D. from Temple University, and is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.
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