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Apologetics Central Honors:
Charles Colson
Founder: Prison Fellowship Ministries
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Charles Colson's Background
Charles Colson's Ministry
Charles Colson's Resources
Additional Information about Charles Colson

Charles Colson's Background

Charles Colson was the chief counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973. He was implicated in the Watergate scandal. The crisis led to his conversion to Christ. He was never convicted on the Watergate matter, but plead guilty to obstruction of justice in another case and served seven months in Maxwell Correctional Facility in Alabama. Because of this experience he felt led to launch the ministry of Prison Fellowship, which has had a world-wide impact on convicts, victims of crime, and justice officers.

Colson was a profound thinker and a prolific writer: a true champion of the Christian faith. He was the author of more than 20 books, including How Now Shall We Live? He conducted a daily radio broadcast, BreakPoint, which aired on 1,000 radio networks. In 1993 Colson won the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

Colson was also the chairman of the Wilberforce Forum, a Christian political and social think tank that promotes creationism, biotechnology and bioethics issues.

He was one of the primary writers of the Manhattan Declaration, a call for Christian conscience in defense of the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.

He went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2012, where he must surely have heard the Lord Jesus say, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"

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Remembering Chuck Colson - Ron's Blog

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Charles Colson's Ministry

Prison Fellowship

Breakpoint - Charles Colson
BreakPoint is the worldview ministry of Prison Fellowship Ministries. Our mission is to seek the transformation of believers as they apply biblical thinking to all of life, enabling them to transform their communities through the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. BreakPoint provides a Christian perspective on today’s news and trends via radio, interactive media, and print.

The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview
An initiative inspired by William Wilberforce

The Manhattan Declaration
A call for Christian conscience in defense of the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.

Column in Christianity Today

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Charles Colson's Resources

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Additional Information about Charles Colson

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Charles Colson: Defender of the Weak, Hugger of Lepers, Friend of Sinners, Christian Intellectual

May 17, 2012 - This is a glowing report of Chuck Colson's Memorial Service and some of the endless tributes to his character and his work.
Defender of the weak, hugger of lepers, friend of sinners, and Christian intellectual. Colson was "so intellectual it was scary," said Danny Croce. Colson's conversion was not only emotional, but moral and intellectual as well, said Timothy George.
Source: Christianity Today

Watergate figure Chuck Colson dies at age 80

April 21, 2012 - From a statement on Colson's official website
Evangelical Christianity lost one of its most eloquent and influential voices today with the death of Charles W. "Chuck" Colson. The Prison Fellowship and Colson Center for Christian Worldview founder died at 3:12 p.m. on Saturday from complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage. Colson was 80.

A Watergate figure who emerged from the country's worst political scandal, a vocal Christian leader and a champion for prison ministry, Colson spent the last years of his life in the dual role of leading Prison Fellowship, the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, and the Colson Center, a teaching and training center focused on Christian worldview thought and application.

Source: USA Today
Remembering Chuck Colson - Ron's Blog
Remembering Charles 'Chuck' Colson - Cal Thomas
Testimonials - The Colson Center for Christian Worldview
Evangelical Leader Chuck Colson Dead at 80 - Christianity Today
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Remembering Chuck Colson

It was a great privilege to live in the days of such a spiritual and intellectual giant as Charles Colson. The world will not be the same without him. He accepted Christ as his personal savior during the Watergate scandal, and by God’s grace, he turned his loss and imprisonment into an exceptionally brilliant career as a Christian philosopher and founder of Prison Fellowship.

I had the privilege of knowing him and working with Prison Fellowship for over a decade, starting in 1979. I served as a national seminar instructor, visiting different prisons all over the country one week-end every month or two during that time. At one retreat with him, he gave each person a numbered copy of this classic book, “Loving God.” Because of my interest in prophecy, he gave me the one with the number 666!

There will be a great outpouring of love and admiration for him. Whatever is said and written, it will not be possible to exaggerate his great mind, memory, compassion, courage, and influence. I will always think of him as a cross between the Apostle Paul and Mother Theresa.

Source: Ron's Blog


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