Wednesday, January 25, 2006


I just ran across this post on a recent sermon by Tony Compolo:

"What should you buy for someone who has everything? Nothing!" Dr. Campolo said in the keynote address at St. Andrew Presbytery's "Tapestry" training event. "But we just came through Christmas, and you didn't have the guts to pull it off, did you?"

"A whole generation is being seduced by consumerism into a lifestyle diametrically opposed to Christian values," he said, lamenting that even education is sold as a way to make more money to buy more consumer goods.

"No!" he thundered, invoking Paul's admonition to Timothy. "An education is 'to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

Campolo challenged audience members to aim for doing the most good, not having the most comfortable life...

Campolo said some critics have labeled the Christianity he preaches - that eschews war and supports the poor and demands a life sacrificed to the service of others - "dangerous."

"When did Christianity cease being dangerous?" he asked. "That's when it ceased being Christianity."

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Yes! What more can be said? Let the flames commence :)
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