While Tony continues to rehab from his stroke, one of my great joys and privileges is bringing donors, friends and the Campolo Scholars to visit him.
Last Friday, Campolo Scholar, Aidan Link, and I visited Tony. As usual, Tony was full of poignant stories, keen observations of current events and the challenges facing the church and the country and, of course, opinions about the Philadelphia 76ers.
Spend an hour with Tony and you’ll hear one of the most inspiring sermons and insightful lectures about all manner of topics. He’s working on a new book and during our visit Tony shared about the philosophical problem of evil and how he’s using his Biblical and theological knowledge to develop a sociological account for evil. It was fascinating. In 16 years of working with Tony, I’ve never seen him miss the opportunity to teach, mentor and impart his wisdom to others.
Aidan is a rising Junior majoring in Youth Ministry. He’s a spiritual leader on campus and founded the student-led prayer ministry called Unceasing. In the fall he’ll start a new Sunday evening worship and fellowship ministry for students. Like Tony, who played basketball as a student at Eastern, Aidan is also a student-athlete and starter on Eastern’s soccer team. In addition to working in Eastern’s Admissions office providing campus tours to prospective students, Aidan is devoting his summer to serving and playing with the Torch Sports Ministry soccer team.
Campolo Scholars like Aidan are the future of the Church and we at the Campolo Center work hard to equip them to respond to God’s call. Your donation to the Campolo Scholarship Fund will provided more scholarships to promising, gifted and committed students like Aidan and, thanks to a generous friend and donor, will be matched dollar-for-dollar.