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

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 […]

Outrageous Choice: Religious Freedom or Healthcare?

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 […]

Wallis & Colson: Conviction and Civility

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 […]

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 […]

Judging Marriage: Proposition 8 Struck Down

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 […]

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