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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Marian Wright Edelman & Tony Campolo Videos

You can watch the videos of this morning's sermons with Tony Campolo and Marian Wright Edelman below:

Tony Campolo

Marian Wright Edelman

Snippets from Sam Hodges of the Dallas Morning News Religion blog:

Evangelist Tony Campolo gave a full-throated call for gospel-based social action this morning to several thousand Baptists gathered in Atlanta for the Celebration of New Baptist Covenant.

"We're losing this generation of young people because we've made Christianity too easy for them," he said, arguing that youth will respond to a faith that challenges them to tackle issues of poverty, insufficient health care, and peace making. "We've let them off the hook."

He also told retired people in the crowd that they should give up golf in favor of Christian service. "Rise up, you suckers, and go out and do the work of Jesus."

Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children's Defense Fund, spoke later in the morning and called on the crowd to join in the cause of providing health insurance for all children.

"God did not make two classes of children .... "We do not have a money problem ... We have a priority and values problem."

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