taking the words of Jesus seriously

I can’t believe Phyllis Tickle is 80 years old…she seems so young! That’s because people are as old as their cynicism and as young as their dreams. In spite of all its shortcomings and failures she has stayed on board with the Church without cynicism and has helped us all to dream the dreams of a new kind of Church that embraces progressive forms of Christianity. I only wish she could give us another 80 years of her insights and leadership.

Read a host of other Happy Birthday wishes to Phyllis over at Tony Jones’ Blog

About The Author


Tony Campolo is Professor of Sociology at Eastern University, and was formerly on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. For 40 years, he founded and led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization that created and supported programs serving needy communities in the Third World as well as in “at risk” neighborhoods across North America. More recently, Dr. Campolo has provided leadership for the Red Letter Christians movement. He blogs regularly at his own website. Tony and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia, and have two children and four grandchildren.

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