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Prominent Evangelical Scholar to Deliver Two Addresses At Mercer

September 14, 2007

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037


MACON — Prominent evangelical scholar Anthony Campolo, Ph.D., professor emeritus at Eastern University, and founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, will deliver two addresses in Mercer University’s Newton Chapel.  On Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. his topic will be, “A Call to Serve” and on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. the topic will be, “A Faith that Works.” Both events are free and open to the public.


Through his EAPE ministry, Campolo has worked to create, nurture and support programs for “at-risk” children in cities across North America, and has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries. He is the author of 34 books, his two most two being, “Letters to a Young Evangelical” and “The God of Intimacy and Action.”


Campolo is a media commentator on religious, social and political matters, having been on such television programs as “The Colbert Report,” “Nightline,” “Crossfire,” “Politically Incorrect,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” and “Larry King Live.” He co-hosted his own television series, “Hashing It Out,” on the Odyssey Network, and is also a highly respected and sought after guest on radio stations across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.  


Campolo is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Penn. He previously served for 10 years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Eastern College and earned a Ph.D. from Temple University.


An ordained minister, Campolo has served American Baptist Churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is presently recognized as an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. 


About Mercer University:
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