By Andy Hale
For the four decades, Tony Campolo has been a leading voice in Evangelicalism. He is a prolific speaker and writer, as well as the founder of Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), Red Letter Christians, and the Campolo Center for Ministry.
At times, he has been criticized for being too progressive, while others have called him out for being too moderate too late. As a public figure, we have witnessed the continual transformation of his theology, even his open apologies for stances once held.
But what’s at the center of all of this? What about his continued spiritual formation has allowed him to voice such unique and radical perspectives on what it means to follow Jesus in the world today?
“The way of spiritual development for me has been very much a part of my own personal experiences,” said Campolo. “In fact, I am most formed by my students. Many of them have and are continuing to do outstanding work for the Kingdom of God.”
We sat down with Campolo to discuss his legacy, Red Letter Christians, his critics, and the Campolo Center for Ministry.
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Andy Hale created and hosts the podcast of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Hale is the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following eight years as the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton and five years as CBF’s church start specialist. Follow on Twitter @haleandy