Regardless of one’s opinion of Tony Campolo, one has to admit Campolo is not afraid to speak his mind.
In 20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid To Touch, Campolo takes on some of the most difficult issues confronting contemporary Christianity.
Some of the issues addressed from the chapter titles include “Are Evangelicals Too Pro-Israel” and “Where Does A Single Woman Over 30 Go To Get Rid Of Loneliness?”
Some of Campolo’s comments are insightful such as those realizing that singleness is as ordained of God as marriage.
Other comments reveal a serious misunderstanding as to the fundamental nature of human nature.
In the chapter dealing with homosexuality, Campolo suggests that Evangelicals grant a blessing to celibate gays living together.
But humanly speaking, will any relationship between romantically attracted adults living under the same roof remain celibate for long?
Even among Christians, one reason for disinterest in the church is its failure to address the concerns of the day and instead explicate some arcane Old Testament passage week after week with little application to the life of the average Christian.
If nothing else, even despite his errors, Campolo’s text should spark interesting Sunday school debates or riveting rejoinders from the pulpit.
Copyright 2005 by Frederick Meekins
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