Hurricane Campolo September 11, 2005 Faith Tim Bayly pegs Tony Campolo (of “You can’t be a Christian and drive a BMW” infamy) for denying God’s omnipotence. FacebookGoogleLinkedInTwitterEmailPrint Author: Daniel J. Sparks Anglican priest, teacher, and writer. View all posts by Daniel J. Sparks → Previous PostThe limitation of governmental power Next PostTen Shekels and a Shirt 2 Comments Wannabe (Newbie) Ang September 13, 2005 at 3:04 pm EST 12 years ago Wow! Thanks for posting this. This is the first I’ve heard about this. I’m no fan of Campolo. But it might be that he was intending to state the Rabbi’s views and not necessarily his own. In which case, Campolo is guilty of sloppy writing. I’ll be interested to hear if Tony C. “clarifies” this. Daniel J. Sparks September 13, 2005 at 9:31 pm EST 12 years ago Mark, yes, he was stating the rabbi’s views. But, he did more than repeat those views; he suggested that we should embrace them (emphasis added): Perhaps we would do well to listen to the likes of Rabbi Harold Kushner, who contends that God is not really as powerful as we have claimed. Nowhere in the Hebrew Scriptures does it say that God is omnipotent. Kushner points out that omnipotence is a Greek philosophical concept, but it is not in his Bible. Instead, the Hebrew Bible contends that God is mighty. That means that God is a greater force in the universe than all the other forces combined. So, in Kushner’s view, God is mighty but not almighty. If that’s the idea Campolo wants me to take up, I’d rather stick to orthodoxy. By the way, Campolo’s article is here. Comments are closed.