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Honoring the Memory of a Great Man

Honoring the Memory of a Great Man

I was privileged today to be in attendance at the Washington, D.C. memorial service for Chuck Colson. It is at times like this when I am most at a loss for words, but Dr. Timothy George delivered a homily that said it all. Thank God for the life and leadership of this man, who greatly sinned, was greatly redeemed, and greatly showed the way.

Charles Colson, 1931-2012

Charles Colson, 1931-2012

Charles Colson has gone home to be with the Lord. The Prison Fellowship ministry family invites you to join in celebrating his life. My son, Jonathan, and I bumped into him at his BreakPoint ministry office a few years ago. It was my first visit there, just dropping in on Travis McSherley, the editor who had published some of my work on BreakPoint’s website. I had no idea then how unusual it was to see Chuck there—he traveled widely and…

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Chuck Colson: Religious Freedom Threatened on Campus

Chuck Colson: Religious Freedom Threatened on Campus

Chuck Colson on a disturbing new trend: Welcoming different viewpoints and beliefs is said to be one of the crowning glories of the modern university. Unless of course, your viewpoints and beliefs happen to be Christian. [From Campus Crackdown: Restricting Religious Freedom – Opinion – PatriotPost.US] In this editorial he references something I wrote at the Point blog. (I posted the same material here.)

Politics, Corruption, and Ethics

Politics, Corruption, and Ethics

Here’s a fascinating conversation between two men who went to Washington and then went to jail—Chuck Colson and Jack Abramoff—along with my friend John Stonestreet. Both Colson and Abramoff have stories of rising, falling, encountering disturbing truths about themselves, and experiencing a sense of redemption. In Chuck Colson’s case, that redemption was founded in a restored relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Abramoff doesn’t speak of that being the case for him, but his story of turning to combat corruption,…

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