For Jim Liske, Eric Metaxas, Joni Eareckson Tada, Robert George, T. M. Moore, Gabe Lyons and Timothy George, Chuck Colson was a true giant of the faith, and a man whose larger-than-life influence inspired, equipped and brought them all together in the service of Christ and His Kingdom.
As PFM CEO Jim Liske says, Chuck Colson was a barrier-crosser. He crossed the barriers between politics and Evangelicalism, from incarceration to freedom and from the intellectual world to the spiritual world, bringing all of these together and fostering a vision of a united Christian life.
Prison Fellowship, Justice Fellowship and The Colson Center for Christian Worldview founder Chuck Colson was buried with full military honors late yesterday at Quantico National Cemetery at a private graveside service for family and close friends.A public memorial service for Colson will be held on May 16 at 10 a.m. at Washington National Cathedral.
"This truly is a man who is part of American history and part of Church history now," says Liske. "I think he exemplifies the fact that we have in our culture and even in our American psyche that grace exists. There was grace for him, even when he broke the law coming out of a presidential administration. And he preached, lived, taught and shared that grace. There are so many people who feel as if, at some level, he was the voice of God saying, 'you know what, there's a second chance for you in our country, and in the Kingdom of Heaven, there's a second chance for you."
Join us on BreakPoint This Week as we take inspiration from a veritable choir of world-changers whose praise for Chuck's work and the sincere faith which motivated him sets the tone for the Church moving forward. We have lost a great man. But as Chuck, himself, would say, our mission has not changed: to be "in the world, but not of it," as Eric Metaxas says, and to "not just talk a good game, but live a good game." Only then will the culture and individuals we desire so fervently to redeem see us and acknowledge, as they did of Chuck, that "these people are the real deal."