Guest speaker

So yeah, sick as a dog here, and I gotta go work tomorrow, as in leading the service.

And most of it should go well, but I really don't think I could talk or preach for a chunk of time. So I have an alternative plan in place.

I'm thinking of having Dr. Tony Campolo speak in my place.

I mean, that could be cool, right?

World renowned speaker and church leader, talking at Gateway?

Dr. Campolo, or Tony as I like to call him, was on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos this week, and did what thought was a great interview.

I like what he has to say about people who follow Jesus, and how their lives ought to indicate this priority in non political party ways.

Jesus isn't about political parties. He's all about the one lost lamb he's out there with.

So, if i still feel like this, Tony's preaching tomorrow.

3 comments:

  1. I agree totally. I think as Christians we need to stop bickering about issues like homosexuality and abortion (important issues, but none the less) and step up in the world and reach out and minister to those in need, weather it be the people suffering across the world, or the homeless people downtown.

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  2. I believe that Campolo's heart is in the right place, but I get rather tired of the constant bashing of the so-called "Religious Right". Whatever they are, they may be influential in the U.S., but I question whether that is true in Canada, in fact I believe the opposite to be true. It seems to me that the "Religious Left" (is that a fair label?), represented by the likes of Rev. Lorne Calvert and Rev. Tommy Douglas, combine religion and politics to a greater degree than do Canadian Christian conservatives. According to Stroumboulopoulos and Campolo, abortion and homosexuality are the big hot button issues, but in the circles I hang out in, those issues are avoided like the plague. Personally I think it's shameful that Canada affords zero legal protection to the unborn, and I'd like to see the issue discussed more. I also believe that conservative Christians support programs that reach out to the disadvantaged at least as much as do those on the left of the political spectrum, but their support tends to take the form of personal giving as opposed to lobbying for government-delivered, taxpayer-funded programs.

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  3. Sharing your interest in Tony CampoloĆ¢€™s work, I thought you might like to see this video of him: www.eastern.edu/change

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