Lakeside Chautauqua welcomes Dr. Tony Campolo

Lakeside Chautauqua welcomes Dr. Tony Campolo as the Chaplain of the Week from July 13-16.

Dr. Tony Campolo will lead the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, July 13 in Hoover Auditorium. His sermon, titled “Living Life Over Again,” is based on Philippians 3:10-14.

For those who wish to attend worship, a complimentary Church Pass may be obtained Sundays between 7:30-10:30 a.m., valid until 3 p.m. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto.

Dr. Campolo will preach at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Wednesday for Chaplain’s Hour in Hoover Auditorium. His overall Chaplain’s Hour theme will be “Changing the World from the Inside Out.”

Dr. Allan Mosher, professor of Voice and director of the Opera Program at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music, will also preach at Chaplain’s Hour Thursday-Friday in Orchestra Hall. He will discuss the Recitation of the Gospel According to Mark.

Dr. Mosher memorized the Gospel of Mark (King James Version) in 1983, inspired by the actor, Alec McCowan, who performed the entire gospel on the London and Broadway stage to great acclaim. 

The concise, miracle-laden text of Mark’s account of the ministry of Jesus makes for an exciting, dramatic experience for the listener. No costumes or sets are used in the presentation. 

Dr. Mosher brings the beautiful text alive as he recites the story of the Son of God written by John Mark – an early disciple of Jesus – with information supplied by the Apostle Peter.

A complimentary Chaplain’s Hour Pass is available from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto.

At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dr. Campolo will lead Evening Prayer & Praise, held at the Steele Memorial Bandstand.

Dr. Campolo is Professor Emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa., and he is the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE).

He previously served for 10 years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Campolo is a graduate of Eastern College and earned a PhD from Temple University.

Through EAPE, Dr. Campolo has worked to create, nurture and support programs for “at-risk” children in cities across North America and has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries.

He is one of the founders of the Red Letter Christian Movement and blogs regularly on its website.

Dr. Campolo is a media commentator on religious, social and political matters, having appeared on television programs like “Faith Under Fire,” “The Colbert Report,” “Nightline,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” “Larry King Live,” “CNN News” and “MSNBC News.”

He also co-hosted his own television series, “Hashing It Out,” on the Odyssey Network.

Dr. Campolo currently hosts “Across the Pond,” a weekly program on the Premier Christian Radio Network in England and co-hosts “Red Letter Christianity” on JCTV.

He is the author of 39 books, with the latest release in October 2012, Red Letter Revolution, with co-author Shane Claiborne.

Other recent titles include Choose Love Not Power, Connecting Like Jesus (co-authored with Mary Albert Darling), Stories That Feed Your Soul, The God of Intimacy and Action (co-authored with Mary Albert Darling) and Letters to a Young Evangelical.

Dr. Campolo, an ordained minister, has served American Baptist Churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is currently recognized as an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, Pa.

Dr. Campolo and his wife, Peggy, live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren.

Lakeside Chautauqua is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit since 1873. One of the few remaining Chautauqua communities in the U.S., Lakeside Chautauqua offers a variety of spiritual, cultural arts, educational and recreational opportunities. Located between Cleveland and Toledo on Lake Erie's south shore, Lakeside Chautauqua provides rest and renewal in addition to hundreds of enlightening and entertaining experiences. For more information on vacationing or living the Lakeside Chautauqua experience, or call (419) 798-4461.

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