October 2, 2014

Charles Colson: 1931-2012. May His Memory Be Eternal

Charles Colson

Charles Colson died today. He was 80 years old. I first met Colson at a conference at Washington, DC and was struck by his magnanimous character and intelligence. Everyone knows his story. Colson was a ruthless political operative in the Nixon administration, got caught up in the Watergate imbroglio during the Nixon administration and went to jail. I heard him explain his experience in prison … [Read more...]

Outrageous Choice: Religious Freedom or Healthcare?

Charles Colson

From the essay: Every Christian, not just Catholics, should be outraged by the Obama Administration’s decision. The regulations represent a move to define religious liberty in the narrowest possible terms...Given the Catholic presence in areas such as health care, education and other social services, this is folly. Think of the public services that won’t be delivered to people in need. And, … [Read more...]

Wallis & Colson: Conviction and Civility

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Source: Christianity Today | By Jim Wallis and Chuck Colson We should not lose this moment for moral reflection and renewal. We are both evangelical Christians who believe that our treatment of the poor, weak, and most vulnerable is how a society is best biblically measured. Yet we usually find ourselves at opposite poles politically and often differ with each other. We believe these … [Read more...]

Colson: A Bad Idea “International Burn a Koran Day”

Source: Breakpoint Listen here: September 08, 2010 Pastor Terry Jones’s thoughts about Islam are simple and direct. The title of his book says it all: Islam is of the Devil. The same thought is on a sign outside of his church, the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, and on the T-shirts and coffee mugs the church sells. In order to raise greater awareness of the … [Read more...]

Judging Marriage: Proposition 8 Struck Down

Charles Colson

What is at stake: Even though his ruling isn’t surprising, his dismissal of the opinions of the people of California and five thousand-plus years of human tradition is breath-taking. Then again, inasmuch as Walker is one of the few openly gay federal judges, maybe his dismissal shouldn’t shock us, either. Let’s be clear. What’s at stake here goes beyond California and even beyond marriage … [Read more...]

Crime and Recession, It’s Not What They Think

HT: OrthodoxNet.com Chuck Colson 5/27/2010 – Chuck Colson –The evidence shows over and over that crime is not caused by deprivation, but by depravity. And the answer is conversion. The statistics are startling. Across the United States, crime rates are dropping—for the third year in a row. According to the FBI, violent crimes like murder and rape were down 5.5% in 2009. … [Read more...]