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Advent Reflections: On Being Thankful and Hopeful!

Advent is a season of celebration and hopeful expectation. As Christians, we celebrate the incarnation; that God is with us and has become one of us in Jesus of Nazareth. And, we anticipate the completion of God’s salvific work, which is being accomplished in and through the Church, which Jesus, the risen Savior, established. All…


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Recovering the Biblical Call to Ministry

A NEW AND BIBLICAL WAY TO EXTEND A CALL TO MINISTRY by Dr. Tony Campolo (originally published June 2014) THE CHALLENGE We’re not doing it right! Some of the brightest and best young men and women fail to be called into church vocations. It’s no secret that churches grow or decline, depending on the preaching…


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Welcome Back BBQ and the Start of a New Year

Last week, at one of our faculty sponsor’s home, we kicked off the semester with a cookout to welcome back our returning Campolo Scholars and to welcome a new cohort of Palmer Theological Seminary seminarians into the program.  We also began our weekly meetings for prayer and discussion, where throughout the semester we’ll be reading…


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If You Missed It.

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow — Sunday, August 20th — at 7 PM EST, Tony and Mark Lowry will be leading an evening worship service full of stories, songs and humor at the Tabernacle in Ocean City, NJ. This event is free and open to the public: Sunday Night Concerts at the Tab 550…


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Don’t Miss Tony Campolo and Mark Lowry Streaming Live

Tony Campolo is returning with one of his best friends to one of his favorite places this Sunday! Join Tony and Mark Lowry for an encore performance of their night of inspirational storytelling and worship at Ocean City Tabernacle. Laugh, cry, sing and be uplifted by this unique worship service. We hope to see you…


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Don’t Miss Tony, Special Events and More

Greetings from Columbia, Missouri! Tony and I are here for the Missouri United Methodist Church COMPASS conference, designed to help pastors grow spiritually and professionally. Today, Tony will speak to clerical and lay leadership on the themes of Social Holiness and Missional Readiness.  If you’re interested in receiving email updates about Tony’s speaking itinerary and…


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Tony Needs Your Help Today!

Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born…


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The Church’s Loss, My Mother’s Day Story

My mother, Mary Campolo, was the best storyteller I have ever known. Her ability to hold a group entranced was amazing. For several years she was on the staff of a Lutheran home for the elderly. She was so good at story telling that the administrators at the home relieved her of other duties and…


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It’s Friday… But Sunday’s Comin’!

As you and your loved ones prepare to commemorate the death and burial of Jesus of Nazareth and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we wanted to share with you some of the words from one of Tony’s most inspirational and well-known sermons. You can listen to the full sermon (AUDIO)…


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Community: Are We Too Busy To Be The Church?

Wait until you hear about yet another great Campolo Scholar! This link will take you to the Spring 2017 Newsletter where the ministry of Brittany Daniel is highlighted. We think you will be grateful to the Lord for such a dynamic future church leader – and grateful for the work of the Campolo Center for recruiting,…


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