You are invited to a special night featuring Tony Campolo - the positive prophet of the Red Letter Christian Movement. A true living legend, Tony is a humble messenger of the good news of Jesus Christ, who has spent his life working in service to people on the margins, trying be like Jesus and calling on others to do the same. You don't want to miss this event, which will feature the amazing vocal talents of John Taylor and a dessert reception afterward.
Tickets in advance through Absecon Presbyterian Church [609-641-3759] and at the door for a suggested donation of $10 which will go to the Campolo Center for Ministry, which provides financial support, training and mentoring to individuals called to full-time ministry, and to support the ministries of Absecon Presbyterian Church, which seek to share God's love with the community.
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Rising Above the Culture Wars:
Renowned Author To Bring Red Letter Message to Absecon
Scholar and Pastor Tony Campolo Is a Leading Voice for Keeping Christ in Christianity
Campolo will be at Absecon Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16
October 2, 2019 (ABSECON, NJ) – Best selling author, scholar and pastor Tony Campolo has spent his life trying to emulate the founder and pioneer of his religious faith by working for justice on behalf of marginalized and poor people. He will bring his message of “Red Letter Christianity” to Atlantic County for a special event at 7 p.m. on October 16 at Absecon Presbyterian Church.
“Tony Campolo is an extremely important voice that is sure to challenge all who hear his message. Whether you consider yourself a Christian, or are from another faith, or even an agnostic or atheist, you will be stretched and strengthened by his message of love, welcome and embrace,” Pastor Drew Mangione of Absecon Presbyterian Church said. “We hope you will join us on October 16 to hear his message and gather for a dessert reception afterward.”
The Rev. Dr. Campolo is professor emeritus at Eastern University and a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also serving as an associate pastor at his home church of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, in addition to his speaking engagements.
He has written more than 35 books, including “Choose Love not Power: How to Right the World’s Wrongs from a Place of Weakness,” “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming,” “A Reasonable Faith,” “The Kingdom of God is a Party,” “The God of Intimacy and Action,” “Stories that Feed Your Soul,” “Adventures in Missing the Point,” “Following Jesus Without Embarrassing God,” and the seminal classic, “Red Letter Revolution: What if Jesus Really Meant What He Said?”
“The Red-Letter Christian movement is celebrated by many faithful Christians across denominations who are concerned about a cultural Christianity that glosses over the challenging teachings of Jesus,” Mangione said. “But while Tony is often labeled a progressive, his message is not really progressive or conservative, right or left, Democrat or Republican – it is simply the gospel as God has laid it on his heart. Whether you agree with him or not, he’s worth a listen because what I’ve appreciated about his work over the years is that he has always challenged me to think more deeply. He has never shied away from difficult issues and has not sought to fit into any ideological cliché apart from fitting into where God has led him through the gospel. That kind of honesty is wonderful and should be celebrated.”
The special event will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 at Absecon Presbyterian Church and will feature soloist John Taylor who will sing two selections. A dessert reception will follow the special event. Small groups, bible studies, study groups, and students are strongly encouraged to attend. Tickets are available in advance or at the door for a suggested donation of $10. To purchase tickets in advance and ensure a seat, contact the church at (609) 641-3759 or email AdminAPC(at)comcast.net.
No one will be turned away for an inability to pay for their ticket, but every donation will be used to support the Campolo Center for Ministry, which provides financial support, training and mentorship to individuals called to full-time ministry, and to fund the ministries of Absecon Presbyterian Church.
Stay Tuned and Save the Date: Absecon Presbyterian Church will be hosting an exciting Christmas event with the choir of Second Baptist Church in Atlantic City at 7 p.m. on December 14, with a dessert reception to follow. More information will be released closer to the event.
Absecon Presbyterian Church is a community of people who are seeking to know Jesus by accepting the love of God the Father and sharing it with others to be a testimony for all to see the Holy Spirit at work in us and in our community. The church offers two services – 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – with breakfast in between from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Childcare for children ages 0-5 and Sunday School for students in grades pre-K to 6 is available in the second service. All are invited to share in the experience of life in community with imperfect people searching for God.