Tony Campolo on the split within Evangelical Christianity

Excellent article I wanted to share with everyone:

http://www.redletterchristians.org/is-evangelicalism-headed-for-a-split/

“The Evangelical community, in general, had become overly focused on the theological issues raised in the Pauline Epistles.  Without any desire to diminish the significance of theology, we recognized that the time had come to create some balance to this overemphasis on theology by taking more seriously the things that were written in the Gospels—especially in those red letters which emphasize the words of Jesus.  There was a growing awareness that Evangelicals, with the exception of people like many in the Anabaptist tradition, had sought to escape those hard sayings of Christ in respect to lifestyles.”

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One Response to Tony Campolo on the split within Evangelical Christianity

  1. Richard says:

    “The difference of emphasis between those of us who want to take literally the red letters of the Bible and those who emphasize the teachings of the Apostle Paul (not that there is contradiction between the two) is only the beginning of the coming split within the Evangelical community.”

    I know who my Rabbi is, and it’s not Paul.

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