"Our outreach to the prisons can't overlook the families in our own church."
A version of the following article originally aired as a BreakPoint commentary, and is reproduced here with permission.
It was back in the 1990s when I was practically a kid writer here at BreakPoint that I first heard about Prison Fellowship’s amazing Angel Tree program.
A version of the following article originally aired as a BreakPoint commentary on August 18, 2016, and is reproduced here with permission.
Charles W. “Chuck” Colson was packing his bags to go home, having served his time for a Watergate-related offense.
Prison Fellowship had the joy of participating in The Colson Center’s annual Wilberforce Weekend conference on April 8-9 in Washington, D.C. We joined hundreds in honoring Chuck Colson as the recipient of the 2016 Wilberforce Award. We also celebrated the 40th anniversary of Prison Fellowship, founded by Chuck, and the 25th anniversary of BreakPoint, Chuck’s radio broadcast created to build and resource a movement of Christians committed to living and defending the Christian worldview.
In 1987, Prison Fellowship founder Chuck Colson established the Wilberforce Award, an honor intended to celebrate and acknowledge men and women who have publicly lived out their Christian faith, and have had a positive impact on their communities and the world.
A version of this story originally appeared on the BreakPoint website, and is reproduced here with permission.
In 2014, in an all-too-rare case of bipartisan cooperation, Congress created the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections to tackle what many have called a crisis in the federal prison system.
The following commentary originally appeared on the Breakpoint website.
It’s no secret that most Americans disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job, and by “most” I mean an overwhelming majority. The reason most give is that Congress doesn’t seem to get much done.
A version of the following commentary originally appeared on the BreakPoint website.
No human life is irredeemable—no one is beyond the reach of God. And if anyone in recent history embodied that truth, it was Chuck Colson.
In 1969, as a young, hard-driving, fast-rising political star, Chuck found himself in the oval office, accepting Richard Nixon’s offer to become special counsel to the President.
A version of the following post originally aired as a BreakPoint commentary.
It was back in 1997, when I was practically a kid writer here at BreakPoint, that I first heard about Prison Fellowship’s amazing Angel Tree program.
I was moved by how much Chuck Colson and the Prison Fellowship staff poured themselves into making sure that thousands and thousands of prisoners’ children received gifts at Christmas time.
The following post originally appeared as a BreakPoint radio commentary.
If I asked you what prison and salvation have in common, chances are you would draw a blank. I know I would.
But the answer, according to philosopher and theologian Stephen H.