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Tributes For Chuck Colson

Tributes begin to pour in

Topics: Chuck Colson

(Note: We will update this page tributes. Please bookmark and return to it often).

Acton Institute: Celebrating Chuck Colson "Like I Am"

June 6, 2012

Congressional Record - Frank Wolf: A Moving Tribute

May 30, 2012
Powerhouse Christian Church Blog - RuthG: Imprisoned! But Not Alone

May 27, 2012

Bars-N-Stripes - Larry: RIP Chuck Colson

May 22, 2012
Worldview Church - James Emery White: "Remain at Your Posts and Do Your Duty"

May 18, 2012 (posted)
Congressman Randy Hultgren (Illinois)  honors Chuck Colson

May 18, 2012
The American Thinker - Mark J. Fitzgibbons: Chuck Colson: An American story of freedom

May 17, 2012
Christianity Today - David Neff: Charles Colson: Defender of the Weak, Hugger of Lepers, Friend of Sinners, Christian Intellectual - Jim Daily: What I Saw at Chuck Colson's Memorial Service

May 16, 2012
First Things - David Mills Chuck Colson, R.I.P.

May 15,2012 - Dan Coats (Indiana) Coats Honors Chuck Colson on Senate Floor

May 14, 2012
Flordia Baptist Witness - James A. Smith, Sr.: After death, Colson’s ‘message rings on’

May 12, 2012
The - Daniel Ausbun: Pastor's Corner: Who was Chuck Colson?

May 6, 2012
Naples - Jack Donahue Naples:  The Chuck Colson I Knew

Monday, May 1, 2012
The Patriot Post - Rebecca Hagelin: Chuck Colson, Sin, and the Power of Love

Friday, April 27, 2012 - Ed Simcox: My View: From Watergate to ministry of compassion (Ed Simcox is a long-time Prison Fellowship Board member)

Friday, April 27, 2012
WAVA (105.1 in the DC area) will be doing a tribute to Chuck on the Don Kroah show Friday, 4/27. The Don Kroah show airs from 4 – 7 pm. At least a little after 6 pm Dennis Rainey will be on providing a tribute to Chuck.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Huff Post - Ron Nikkel: Chuck Colson: A Redemption Story

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Acton Insitute Blog - John Couretas: Chuck Colson’s life was ‘worth emulating’

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Ruth Institute - Jennifer Roback Morse: Remembering Chuck Colson

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
BreakPoint Blog - Jason Bruce: My Personal Tribute to Chuck

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
BreakPoint Blog - Gina Dalfonzo: Five things I learned at the PFM memorial service for Chuck Colson

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Malibu Times - Wayne Hughes, Jr.: Guest Column

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Ruth Institute - Sheila Liaugminas: Chuck Colson's legacy

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Acton Institute - Charles W. Colson at the Acton Institute's 3rd Anniversary Dinner

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Joni and Friends International Disability Center- Joni Eareckson Tada: A Tribute to our Friend, Chuck Colson (Also see her blog April 21, 2012 Remembering Chuck Colson)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Flordia Baptist Witness
Hayes Wicker, Point of View: Pastoral reflections on Chuck Colson, ‘faithful steward’

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Congressman Joseph Pitts, (R-Pennsylvania)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Duane Shank, Sojourners - Remembering Charles Colson

Monday, April 23, 2012
Watermark Community Churck - Kerby Anderson, Eric Metaxis, Todd Wagner: Rembrances of Chuch Colson and celebrate his legacy

Monday, April 23, 2012
BreakPoint Blog - Gina Dalfonzo: A Gathering in Praise

Monday, April 23, 2012
BreakPoint Blog - T. M. Moore: And He Was Not

Monday, April 23, 2012
BreakPoint Blog - Anne Morse: R.I.P., Chuck

Monday, April 23, 2012
C. S. Lewis Institute
Remembering Chuch Colson by Thomas A. Tarrants

Monday, April 23, 2012
Watermark Community Church
Kerby Anderson, Eric Metaxas, Todd Wagner

Monday, April 23, 2012
National Review
Colson’s Life and Legacy by Cal Thomas, George Weigel, Bill Bennett, Charlotte Allen, Tony Perkins, and others remember Chuck Colson

Monday, April 23, 2012
And He Was Not by T. M. Moore (cross-posted at BreakPoint, Fellowship of Ailbe)

Monday, April 23, 2012
Discovery Institute by Bruce Chapman: Chuck Colson, Social Conservative Statesman

Monday, April 23, 2012
Stand to Reason by Gregory Koukl: Colson Finished the Race Well

Monday, April 23, 2012
Weekly Standard
'Ex-Con: The Remarkable Second Career of Chuck Colson' by Daniel Halper

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Reformed Theological Seminary - Don Sweeting: Chuck Colson, R.I.P. Confounding the skeptics with a faithful presence and a prophet voice for Christ

Sunday, April 22, 2012
BreakPoint Blog - Gina Dalfonzo: The Chuck Colson I Knew

Sunday, April 22, 2012 10:50 PM

Faith & Freedom Coalition: A Statement from Ralph Reed on the Passing of Chuck Colson
Think Christian: The transformative life of Chuck Colson

Sunday, April 22, 2012 9:50 PM
Billy Graham Archives: Charles W. Colson, 1931-2012Memorial Page

Tweet from Bill Bennett:
@WilliamJBennett  - I mourn the loss of Chuck #Colson. He was a great American who lived his faith and worked to make America a better place. He will be missed.

FRC (Family Research Council) tribute here: (via ChristianNewsWire)

Oral Roberts University: ORU President Mark Rutland's Statement on the Passing of Chuck Colson

Sunday, April 22, 2012 1:12 PM
Here is a powerful letter from the other two Manhattan Declaration drafters, Robert P. George and Timothy George, who worked closely with Chuck.  (Dr. Timothy George is also Chairman of the Board of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Woldview).

It begins:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! - 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

Dear Manhattan Declaration Signers, Supporters, and Friends,

"Just as Jesus wept at the death of his friend Lazarus, we who are our Lord’s disciples weep at the death of Chuck Colson, our beloved friend and brother in Christ, who passed away this afternoon.   We grieve but not as those who do not know that Christ has conquered death.  We mourn the loss of a great leader but we confidently entrust him to Jesus Christ..."  read the rest at

We just received a statement from Max Lucado, which he sent last night:

Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:23 AM
It is hard to imagine the Christian landscape without Chuck Colson. About the time I began my walk with Christ, Born Again was published. He will be sorely missed. But let us rejoice at the power of a redeemed life. May God bring healing to the hearts of his family and friends and glory to His name.
Max Lucado

Sunday, April 22, 2012 1:26 AM
Heritage Foundation Tribute:

Chuck Colson’s Redemption Story by Ed Feulner
Rich Lowry: Chuck Colson, RIP - "A great man passes..."

Saturday, April 21, 2012 3:07 PM
Christianity Today
Remembering Charles Colson, a Man Transformed by Jonathan Aitken

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Joni and Friends International Disability Center- Joni Eareckson Tada: Remembering Chuck Colson

Saturday, April 21, 2012 11:30 PM

This tweet from Sen. John McCain:
Sen. Jonn McCain says Chuck Colson was "a fine man whose life proved that there is such a thing as redemption."!/nwarikoo/status/193871730098438144

Governer Jerry Brown just sent a message to Pat Nolan of Justice Fellowship (Part of Prison Fellowship Ministries):
On 4/21/12 11:08 PM, "Pat Nolan" wrote:
>HI, all, Governor Jerry Brown just called with this quote
>"Chuck Colson had a deeply Christian sense of justice and believed that
>we are all children of God whether in prison or without. His work is
>precisely what is needed to make our system of justice live up to our
>best values."

Acton Institute Tribute - Chuck Colson, A Life Redeemed Rev. Robert Sirico
Chuck Colson and the Action Institute

Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:00 PM
At 7:24 PM  The Associated Press (AP) released an article called "Washington remembering Watergate's Charles Colson." It contains very positive Chuck Colson tribute quotes from John Boehner, Sen. Mitch McConnell, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Reverend Billy Graham, Rick Santorum and others. Read it here.

Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:10 PM

Tribute from U.S. Senator Dan Coates
Tribute from Cal Thomas
Twitter Post Tribute from Erick Erickson

Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:43 PM
Statement from Evangelist Billy Graham on the Death of Prison Fellowship Founder Chuck Colson:
For more than 35 years, Chuck Colson, a former prisoner himself, has had a tremendous ministry reaching into prisons and jails with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. When I get to Heaven and see Chuck again, I believe I will also see many, many people there whose lives have been transformed because of the message he shared with them. He will be greatly missed by many, including me.  I count it a privilege to have called him friend.

Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:58 PM
Chuck Swindoll ‏ @chuckswindoll
I salute my friend, brother, and fellow Marine, Chuck Colson, who “fought the good fight, finished the course, and kept the faith.”

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thinking Christain
Tom Gilson Charles Colson 1931 - 2012

Jim Daly

Mark Driscoll

Pat Robertson

Gary Bauer

Carl Moeller

April 20, 2012
Dustin Shipley Tribute to Chuck Colson