Morning Speakers

January 31, 2008

Two speakers addressed the Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant this morning.

Marian Wright Edelman, founder of Children's Defense Fund, spoke about the issue that has been the focus of her life--taking care of children, especially those whose families are poor or struggling. You can watch her speech here.

The other speaker this morning, preacher and author Tony Campolo, likely captured the title for best speaker for the whole Celebration (although it is a little early to say that for sure). I was really looking forward to Campolo since he was the best chapel speaker I ever heard at my undergraduate school, and he did not disappoint today. His speech was thought-provoking, funny, and inspirational. His delivery is strong and passionate. If you are not here and watch one speech online, I would likely recommend this one. You can watch it here. I am excited that I just got Campolo to sign a copy of his new book, Red Letter Christians, which I am looking forward to reading.