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20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid To Touch [Paperback]

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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.07" Width: 6.09" Height: 0.57"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2000
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  0849935059  
EAN  9780849935053  


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AIDS, women preachers, public schools, psychological counseling, homosexuality, and working mothersthese are some of the hot issues that many Christians avoid discussing. With insight and clarity, Tony Campolo confronts today's toughest social and moral questions while raising a few of his own.

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AIDS, women preachers, public schools, psychological counseling, homosexuality, and working mothers-these are some of the hot issues that many Christians avoid discussing. With insight and clarity, Tony Campolo confronts today's toughest social and moral questions while raising a few of his own.

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Tony Campolo Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, and the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. He has written more than 35 books. He is one of the founders of the Red Letter Christian movement and blogs regularly at his website, RedLetterChristians.org, and can also be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Campolo and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren.

In November 2012, Tony Campolo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Youth Worker’s Convention. The wording on the award is: “Award of Lifetime Achievement is proudly presented to Tony Campolo who has defined and courageously pioneered what is means to encourage, care and lead students, possessing the qualities that inspire us and provoke us to continue the journey into the future with boldness and confidence. As a result of Tony’s life of ministry and leadership he has left a legacy of encouragement and hope to youth workers and students everywhere.”

Tony Campolo currently resides in St Davids, in the state of Pennsylvania.

Tony Campolo has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Prisms


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Okay, a little out of date  Sep 19, 2006
This book was insightful, but most of it was just Campolo's opinions with very little evidence to back his claims. It is very thought provoking, and I would recommend it as he has some interesting logic applied to many subjects that are ignored in the Christian community. While I agree with most of it, there are a couple areas I have that are of some concern.

1. This book was written in 1988. The studies he used to back his reasons that women should stay at home with their children are now out of date. We know now that they are true, but only under very specific circumstances where the parents show little involvement and/or the daycare is not a very good one. There are better, more modern studies that show a complex relationship between the welfare of a child, daycare, and parental involvement. I also found this chapter to be very rambly and not very well reasoned. He basically says education prepares a woman for a career, nobody supports her, fathers should take a more active role, oh, well. Stay home anyways. He also talks about a biological connection of which there is no proof. This, however, was the worst chapter.

2.A couple more of the chapters, such as the one about single women over 30, he basically says there is a problem and the church should do more, but he does not offer any real, good solutions. (He has them, but they are kind of flimsy.) I don't think he should have included a chapter in a book that he didn't have any solid ideas for. If he only talked about 10 or 15 "hot potatoes" and had some really good insight on those, it would have been a better book.

I really like Campolo as a speaker. I am going to read another one of his books and give him another chance. Like I said, it was a thought provoking book, but don't expect greatness.
 
A gree with most of which Dr Compolo says  Mar 3, 2006
Tony Campolo is right on the money. People who criticize him do not want to hear that their sins are just as repulsive to God as homosexuality. Dr. Campolo talks about other subjects such as women ministers,public schools, should Christians kill, and is it OK to be rich?
As far as homosexuality and AIDS. Dr. Campolo states that homosexualility is no worse than any other sin, especially the sin of adultery. To say AIDS is a special punishment from God for homosexuality disgraces the character of God. As Tony Campolo says if God uses illness to punish sin then we will ALL be in the hospital. Dr. Campolo urges Christians to reach out to the homosexual community and the people with AIDS with love.

Another topic was women ministers. He felt it was hypocritical to allow women to be ministers over seas but deny them the right to be ordained ministers in this country. Dr. Campolo states that there are many women with very strong ministries. DR. Campolo states that the passasge in scripture in which Paul says women should be quite in church was a reference to women who would use the church to speak out against their husbands. Also, Greco-Roman society was highly male dominate, therefore having women ministers may prevent people from joining the church. This is not the situation today.

Another controversial issue is pulling the plug on terminally ill patients. Dr.Compolo staes that it wrong to keep the body alive my artificial means. One such case are people that are declared brain dead. When the brain stops functioning the body stops functioning.These people are only kept alive by machines. Another case are people who are only kept alive by machines that are fully conscious. Dr. Campolo tells of a wife of a friend who had a disease that made some of her vital organs inoperative. She was in extreme pain and the pain medicine was not working. Without modern medicine she would have died anyway. He is not saying modern medicine is bad, but if these machines are the only thing that is keeping people alive,who are in extreme pain, at a great expense then these machines should be turned off and let nature take its course. He does not condone mercy killing or euthanasia. Dr. campolo is saying that when the body ceases to function naturally and the body is kept alive artificially then the patient and the patient's family has the right to turn of the machines.

I agree with Tony Campolo. Conservative Christians do not like to hear that they are equal sinners to homosexuals. Their sin is also mentioned in the Bible and is equally offensive to God. Tony Campolo is asking people to reach out to others with love and without judgement.

There are a few issues I do not agree with but generally I support what he says







 
Will Spark Debate If Nothing Else  Jul 26, 2005
Regardless of one's opinion of Tony Campolo, one has to admit Campolo is not afraid to speak his mind.

In "20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid To Touch", Campolo takes on some of the most difficult issues confronting contemporary Christianity.

Some of the issues addressed from the chapter titles include "Are Evangelicals Too Pro-Israel" and "Where Does A Single Woman Over 30 Go To Get Rid Of Loneliness?"

Some of Campolo's comments are insightful such as those realizing that singleness is as ordained of God as marriage.

Other comments reveal a serious misunderstanding as to the fundamental nature of human nature.

In the chapter dealing with homosexuality, Campolo suggests that Evangelicals grant a blessing to celibate gays living together.

But humanly speaking, will any relationship between romantically attracted adults living under the same roof remain celibate for long?

Even among Christians, one reason for disinterest in the church is its failure to address the concerns the day.

If nothing else, even despite his errors, Campolo's text should spark interesting Sunday school debates or riveting rejoinders from the pulpit.

by Frederick Meekins
 
Interesting, Challenging, Thought-Provoking  Mar 15, 2005
While I do not agree with all of the author's opinions, I found the book to be insightful and thought-provoking. This book is NOT the same old same old. No. The author has original thoughts on almost every subject covered, and after reading the book and after careful, meditative reflection I have changed my opinions in a couple of areas.

On Homosexuality: Dr. Campolo DOES agree that the Bible maintains that homosexuality is a sin. He is clear. But he believes that someone with a homosexual orientation can refrain from engaging in sinful acts and be acceptable to God and a good Christian. Is this any different than someone with a bad temper submitting himself to God and striving to exercise self-control? Many of today's churches are accepting of remarriage after divorce (something that Jesus addressed)yet hold homosexuals in contempt (a subject that Jesus did not address). They protest in the streets against state recognized homosexual marriages without thinking twice (or even once) about divorce and remarriage. Is it any wonder why homosexuals think we hate them? Perhaps Romans 5:8 is missing in some of our Bibles.
 
I agree with Tony Campolo 110 Percent!  Jan 2, 2003
Tony Campolo is right on the money. People who criticize him do not want to hear that their sins are just as repulsive to God as homosexuality. Dr. Campolo talks about other subjects such as women ministers,public schools, should Christians kill, and is it OK to be rich?

As far as homosexuality and AIDS. Dr. Campolo states that homosexualility is no worse than any other sin, especially the sin of adultery. To say AIDS is a special punishment from God for homosexuality disgraces the character of God. As Tony Campolo says if God uses illness to punish sin then we will ALL be in the hospital. Dr. Campolo urges Christians to reach out to the homosexual community and the people with AIDS with love.

Another topic was women ministers. He felt it was hypocritical to allow women to be ministers over seas but deny them the right to be ordained ministers in this country. Dr. Campolo states that there are many women with very strong ministries. DR. Campolo states that the passasge in scripture in which Paul says women should be quite in church was a reference to women who would use the church to speak out against their husbands. Also, Greco-Roman society was highly male dominate, therefore having women ministers may prevent people from joining the church. This is not the situation today.

Another controversial issue is pulling the plug on terminally ill patients. Dr.Compolo staes that it wrong to keep the body alive my artificial means. One such case are people that are declared brain dead. When the brain stops functioning the body stops functioning.These people are only kept alive by machines. Another case are people who are only kept alive by machines that are fully conscious. Dr. Campolo tells of a wife of a friend who had a disease that made some of her vital organs inoperative. She was in extreme pain and the pain medicine was not working. Without modern medicine she would have died anyway. He is not saying modern medicine is bad, but if these machines are the only thing that is keeping people alive,who are in extreme pain, at a great expense then these machines should be turned off and let nature take its course. He does not condone mercy killing or euthanasia. Dr. campolo is saying that when the body ceases to function naturally and the body is kept alive artificially then the patient and the patient's family has the right to turn of the machines.

I agree with Tony Campolo. Conservative Christians do not like to hear that they are equal sinners to homosexuals. Their sin is also mentioned in the Bible and is equally offensive to God. Tony Campolo is asking people to reach out to others with love and without judgement.

 

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