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...

A Prayer for Our Nation

January 7, 2021

Tony, Peggy and all of us at the Campolo Center wanted to share this thoughtful message from our beloved friend, Eastern’s President Dr. Ron Matthews.

Tony and Ron share a very special friendship that involves a weekly phone call - they pray, seek counsel, and impart spiritual advice. Ron truly recognizes T...

Thank you for your partnership!

December 21, 2020

We at the Campolo Center hope that you enjoyed a Merry Christmas! Now, as we enter the final days of 2020, I want to encourage you that your partnership in Tony's vision to serve the church through identifying and preparing the next generation of pastors and leaders is making a difference. If you have contributed to this effort, thank you!...

Merry Christmas!

On that most important night when the angels arrived in Bethlehem to announce the “good news of great joy,” they didn’t stop first at the town seat, nor at the homes of the influential and powerful. They came to the weary and waiting shepherds. Perhaps you, too, feel the weariness of waiting. And yet, just as the shepherds lifted their ...

Brand New! A Christmas Homily from Tony Campolo

December 17, 2020

When Tony asked to schedule a Zoom meeting so we could record some video messages, I was, of course, happy to oblige and quick to ask if he’d like to record a brief Christmas greeting to all of his and the Campolo Center’s friends and supporters. What I thought would be a two-minute soundbite, turned out to be one of the most beautifu...

Interview with Cione 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 ...