Category: Update

A Birthday Invitation

February 2, 2021

Do you like a good story? Tony loves stories. He would say that’s because he wants to live his life imitating Jesus – the greatest storyteller of all. We certainly have some exciting stories to tell about the ways that our scholars are living out their callings... with empathy, insights, and emphasis on equality and inclusion. Moreover...

Let Me Tell You a Story: Paul and Donna Floyd

February 1, 2021

Tony loves stories. He would say that's because he tries to live his life imitating Jesus – the greatest storyteller of all. Tony is known for sharing inspiring and captivating stories as he preaches the Good News. God has used Tony's stories to touch the lives of millions of people. This month, in honor of Tony and his 86th birthday and in...

The New Year is here… with much to be excited about!

January 14, 2021

In the fall of 2019, an Eastern University colleague and I were discussing plans to host a conference a year later called: Surviving 2020. We had no way of knowing how poignant and prescient that notion would turn out to be. Now, with 2020 a few weeks in the review mirror, it's impossible to forget the challenges last year posed whil...

Interview with Cionie Lum

December 15, 2020

First up – Save the Date! On the morning of Christmas Eve, we'll be sharing a very special video message from Tony. You won't want to miss it. In recent months, the Campolo Scholars and I have been considering the concept of incarnational ministry. We've enjoyed deep and fruitful discussions about what it means to be presen...

Lessons & Carols

December 10, 2020

Today you're in for a Christmas treat! We are happy to share Eastern University's Contemporary Service of Lessons and Carols featuring the Campolo Center’s Executive Director, Campolo Scholars Angelo Soto, Samarah Pacheco and Dakota Stott, Eastern's chaplain Rev. Dr. Joe Modica, and Eastern’s Choir and student ministry team...

How the Campolo Center does “Incarnational Ministry”

December 3, 2020

2020 has been a trying year. And yet, as we approach the conclusion of it, the season of Advent and Christmas offers hopeful expectation and celebration of the birth of our Savior. It’s when, despite the challenges of the day, we can celebrate that God is Emmanuel; literally, “God with us.” It’s the joyful reality that God do...

“What I wish I’d known…”

November 24, 2020

Rev. James Williams, Senior Pastor of the historic First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, spoke at our recent Monday morning Campolo Scholars Fellowship. James is a Campolo Scholar alum who completed his seminary education and training at Eastern University’s Palmer Theological Seminary. He served as last year's Resident Campolo Fell...

If God can raise Jesus from the dead, what can He do in and through you? 

November 17, 2020

Rev. Amy Banka is a graduate of Eastern University's Palmer Theological Seminary (MDiv 2009) and Senior Pastor of Hopewell United Methodist Church, which partners with the Campolo Center. Every time Rev. Banka leads a Monday Meeting Fellowship, she offers an inspiring message for the students. In anticipation of a recent meeting with ...

Migration and Missions

November 9, 2020

Paradigm Shifts in a Global Context During one of our recent Monday Meetings, we enjoyed a rich and fruitful discussion led by Visiting Campolo Fellow, Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, the Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement at Princeton Theological Seminary and head pastor of La Iglesia Presbite...

A Resource for Your Prayers

November 3, 2020

The Bible tells us to "pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people." (Ephesians 6:18) ...