Chuck Colson Dies at 80

Some people will never get who this man really was, not just Nixon’s master of Dirty Tricks or a Prison Evangelist or Prison Reformer. He was a former criminal who became one of God’s choicest servants. Think of John Newton, the former slave trader turned believer turned cleric and the writer of the beloved Amazing Grace. Think of the Old Testament character Rahab who even one New Testament writer still called “the harlot” as he listed her among the heroes of the faith. That’s the category where Chuck Colson fits. One of God’s notorious ones. A wonderful example of the power of redemption in Christ. ¬†And through his writings, an instrument of redemption for others and for the culture if we can hear him.