taking the words of Jesus seriously

The super-storm typhoon that devastated the Philippines last Friday left an unconfirmed estimate of 10, 000 people dead and hundreds of thousands more without a home. In the audio clip below I address why this wasn’t God’s punishment, who truly is affected the most from this storm, and what we can do to actually help.

The beginning of the audio is the intro to a larger clip. The intro to the discussion on the super-storm typhoon begins at 0:21 and I begin talking at 1:42:

Photo Credit: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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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