Only Tony Campolo, the constant burr under the evangelical saddle for decades, would tell a Baptist gathering: “Rise up you suckers and go out and do the work of Jesus!”
Only Campolo would tell former President Jimmy Carter, sitting on the front row, that he admires him but: “Your mother beat you cold (by going overseas with the Peace Corp at age 68).”
Only Campolo would describe the church as “the only club in the world that exists for the benefits of non-members.”
And he did, saying these things and more as only Campolo can.

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