Someone very special moved into the neighborhood

Merry Christmas from Tony and the Campolo Center

The season of Advent and Christmas is one of hopeful expectation and celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It’s when we celebrate that God is Emmanuel; literally, “God with us.” Or, “God moved into the neighborhood,” as the late Eugene Peterson so thoughtfully translated it. It’s the joyful reality that God does not leave us…

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Merry Christmas!

The Christmas child grew up to preach the good news that the Kingdom of God was at hand. He spoke in simple words so that ordinary people could understand his message – and He did so without futile arguments or sophistry. Many men and women were captured by what He said, and became His followers.…

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May I ask for your prayers?

It’s Finals Week here at the Campolo Center for Ministry. Our students are being challenged to demonstrate the knowledge and wisdom they’ve gained throughout the semester. They’re tired. They’re stressed. They look forward to spending time with family and friends during Christmas break. But their weariness didn’t prevent them from coming to our final weekly…

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Angelo Soto: In His Own Words

Advocacy and the Love of God Angelo Soto, freshman Campolo Scholar from Ann Arbor, MI. This summer God led me through a period of growth and renewing of my spirit. An example of this was in June, when my aunt took me on a trip to Spain for graduating from high school. Throughout high school,…

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James Williams: In His Own Words

Serving, Leading and Learning James Williams, Campolo Scholar and Palmer Theological Seminary student,  My summer has been one of abundant blessing, being filled with both prolific productivity and renewal! I started a part-time position at International Ministries — the global outreach arm of the American Baptist Churches, USA. As the Administrative Assistant to Asia, I…

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A Visit From a Revolutionary Lover – Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

James Williams After a busy few days with Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, the Eastern Community and Campolo Scholars remain challenged and changed by her words. Here is a reflection from  James Williams, a third year seminarian and Campolo Scholar who was blessed along with many other by Rev. Dr. Lewis. Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis delivering…

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Helping Leaders Respond to a Call To Ministry

The Challenge Four years ago, I defined the challenge facing today’s church by writing about “A new and biblical way to extend a call to ministry.” Here is how I kicked off this article, that also served as the rallying cry for the start of the Campolo Center for Ministry: “We’re not doing it right!…

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Campolo Fellows Lecture Series with Rev. Dr. Amy Butler

The final segment of the fall 2019 Campolo Fellows Lecture Series will take place next week, November 7-9, 2018, when the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler delivers a series of talks for the Campolo Center for Ministry, Eastern University and Palmer Theological Seminary.  The spring 2019 visiting fellows will be announced soon.   The three-day series will…

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Ally Bartlett: In Her Own Words

Called, Committed and Growing. My name is Ally Bartlett, and I was created with a purpose by a perfect God. I am a junior at Eastern University, majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Christian Thought. I’m from Galax, Virginia, which is where I owe my accent and love for sweet tea. Since, I…

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Meet the Campolo Scholars

We’re excited to welcome back five returning Campolo Scholars to the Campolo Center for Ministry (CCM) at Eastern University this fall. We are also thrilled to announce that five new Campolo Scholars have joined the program.  Our enrollment has now doubled and we have ten outstanding students demonstrating a calling, giftedness, and commitment to servant-leadership…

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