Red Letter Christians: A Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics

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Gospel Light, Jan 2, 2008 - Religion - 256 pages
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In todayís political environment, who speaks for whom is not always clear. Over the past couple of decades, evangelical Christians have tended to be associated with the religious right and the most conservative positions of the Republican Party. Rebelling against this designation are those who prefer to be called Red Letter Christians, desiring to live out the red letters of Jesusí words in the New Testament.† Believing that Jesus is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, Red Letter Christians want to jumpstart a religious movement that will transcend partisan politics and concentrate on issues such as fighting poverty, caring for the environment, advancing peace, promoting strong families, and supporting a consistent ethic of life, all viewed as critical moral and biblical values. Into this arena of thought steps Tony Campolo, the powerful evangelist known for his passionate and prophetic sharing of the radical message of Jesus.† In this book, Campolo examines many of the hot-button issues facing evangelicals from the perspective of Jesusí red-letter words in the Bible. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, Campolo will make you think, pray and act.

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Red Letter Christians

User Review  - Grace -

In Red Letter Christians: A Citizen's Guide to Faith & Politics, Tony Campolo introduces what it is to be a "Red Letter Christian." Red Letter Christians guides Christians who want to see their faith ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rick Fisher - Goodreads

Okay, so, I agree with so much of what Mr. Campolo writes about here. I believe whole heartedly in the red letter words of Jesus Christ. And, I believe these are the true tenets we should all live by ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

TONY CAMPOLO is a professor emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE), an organization that develops schools and social programs in various third world countries and in cities across North America, Dr. Campolo is an ordained minister and is presently recognized as an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. He is a media commentator on religious, social and political matters, having appeared on television programs such as Nightline, Crossfire, Politically Incorrect, The Charlie Rose Show, The Colbert Report and CNN News. He cohosted his own television series, Hashing It Out, on the Odyssey Network, and presently hosts From Across the Pond, a weekly program on the Premier Radio Network in England. Dr. Campolo is the author of more than 30 books, including Letters to a Young Evangelical and Red Letter Christians: A Citizenís Guide to Faith and Politics.

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