taking the words of Jesus seriously

Every Good Friday in my church we have a preach off and it was there many decades ago that the old man first did me in with those few words over and over…

“It’s Friday…and the people are saying as things have been so they will be. You can’t change things in this world…”

“It’s Friday…and they’re saying Christ is dead and it’s all over and it was a waste…”

“Oh, it may be Friday, but I’m here to give you the good news…it’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming!”

“Oh yes it’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin!!”

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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