He lately has been known more for being a mouthpiece for the religious left and the Democratic Party than for issues of social justice. I admire his passion for ministry to the poor, but his theology leaves a lot to be desired. A couple of quotes below makes me wonder how he can still call himself an evangelical. What do you think?
“I am saying that there is no salvation apart from Jesus; that’s my evangelical mindset. However, I am not convinced that Jesus only lives in Christians”
-Tony Campolo (National Liberty Journal, 8/99)
“…what can I say to an Islamic brother who has fed the hungry, and clothed the naked? You say, “But he hasn’t a personal relationship with Christ.” I would argue with that. And I would say from a Christian perspective, in as much as you did it to the least of these you did it unto Christ. You did have a personal relationship with Christ, you just didn’t know it.”