Chuck Colson Remembered

Justin Taylor:

Charles Wendell (“Chuck”) Colson went home to be with the Lord this afternoon (April 21, 2012). He was 80 years old.

The announcement is here.

Some obituaries and reflections:

Sarah Pulliam Bailey at Christianity Today; Emily Belz at World; Jonathan Aitken at CT; Tom Gilson at The Gospel Coalition; Ed StetzerRich Lowry

Mr. Colson’s memoir Born Again was published in 1975. Earlier that year he had been released from a seven-month stint in federal prison after pleading guilty of obstructing justice in the Watergate investigation. He had converted to Christianity in 1973 after serving four years as Special Counsel for President Richard Nixon. C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity was pivotal in his spiritual repentance and awakening. The memoir was made into a 1978 film starring Dean Jones.

In 2005 Jonathan Aitken—himself a former politician turned prisoner turned convert to Christianity turned author—penned an authorized biography, Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed (WaterBrook Press).

And here is Prison Fellowship’s video, “Remembering Chuck Colson”:

 

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About Peter Cockrell

I am currently serving churches and colleges as a bible teacher, overseas and in the UK.

One response to “Chuck Colson Remembered”

  1. Aaron Martin Newcomb says :

    What a wonder…..what God can do with a humble and repentant heart.

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