21 Burst results for "Chuck Colson"
America Is in a Dark, Deeply Divided Place: Inauguration Day 2021
"In july eighteen. Sixty four some fourteen thousand confederate troops to just six miles within sight of the us capitol dome for president lincoln. It was a rude shock after all. This was a year after the union. Victory at the battle of gettysburg and the confederacy seen near defeat. Just the nicotine. Seventeen thousand union troops dispatched by ulysses s grant arrived and pushed the confederates back. Well today joe biden. Sworn in as the forty six president of the united states twenty thousand national guardsmen will defend the same capital this time from enraged citizens. It's impossible to understand how we've reached this point unless we look beyond the last few weeks even beyond the election to pre existing conditions such as our decades-long thinning out of civil society. The most recent lawlessness at the capitol reflects an escalating lawlessness that spans political parties religious affiliations age brackets social classes. And so we're faced with. The question will a militarized america. Be the new normal. Will the armed troops protecting the citadel of democracy today be patrolling the streets of writing cities tomorrow will the blatant failures of our institutions and our leaders continued to fester to this explosive level of distrust chuck. Colson often said that unless people are governed by their conscience they will be governed by the constable when people were unable to govern themselves. They then face a choice. Between order or continued chaos. Most often people will choose order which inevitably means the loss of freedoms the freedom to peaceably. Assemble is impossible to maintain when assemblies frequently turned into riots. looting or sedition. The freedom of speech seems particularly vulnerable today when big tech world so much power and decides like twitter facebook and instagram. Already have to crack down on political speech they deem offensive or dangerous and just last week representative alexandria. Ocasio cortez spoke openly about forming a committee to rein in our media environment. That's something that should anyone who has ever read any dystopia novel ever and our second amendment freedoms are most vulnerable. When used as cover by mass shooters are insurrectionist. Perhaps the most consistent refrain from america's founders is that our national experiment would ultimately prove unsustainable unless there was a virtuous citizenry. our constitution simply cannot ever knows who refused to govern themselves. John adams our second president said it most clearly quote. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It's wholly inadequate to the government of any other and yet americans are becoming increasingly. Immoral and irreligious are shocking. Lack of conscience on display in rising numbers of both deaths from despair by that. I mean addiction self harm and suicide and acts of desperation meaning violent acts riots and even self mutilation pursuit of identity or sexual pleasure. Look we pump poison ideas into our hearts and minds and then call it entertainment. We pump lies into our children and then call it education. The result is that america finds itself in such a dark deeply divided. Play place that alexander solzhenitsyn accurately described in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight speech at harvard. We have he said quote very little defense against the abyss of human decadence such as the misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people such as motion pictures full of pornography crime and horror even the strict. This laws sits alternates in might add even twenty thousand national guard. Troops will ultimately be powerless. Defend people against such moral corrosion but the situation is dire. But it's not without hope as chuck. Colson often said despair as a sin. Christ is risen from the dead and god and his gracious goodness has revealed to us what is true and what is good. He's given us his word and through prayer. He makes himself available to
"chuck colson" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"It was just a start difference. And i thank god for a guy likely stone who just lived faithfully i mean. He impacted my life. I didn't know him very well at all. But i tell you what now a faithful life is. What did we start with. You started with this line right. Chausson talking about not success faithfulness not success. I don't think we plan this. Perfect one. eighty back to where we began. But it's exactly what kind of where we are. Well if i could draw the common factor between these two guys you're talking about chocking least down. I think probably others focused nece if you can put it that way you know. They're focused primarily outward not inward into glorify themselves and jesus talked a lot about going into your closet and praying to him. Who sees in secret and doing your good deeds not before men. But before god because he sees them and hill reward you for them. And that's the sort of attitude that i see in the two men you're talking about. And the sort of attitude that really is essential for shepherds in christ church that other centeredness. And you know what we're gonna find out some day when all things are revealed and the you know the hey of our works burns away in the jewels and gold are left behind. Who really made a difference in people's lives and i what john i doubt. It's going to be the people who have the most instagram followers. John from my recommendation. This week i want to pull yet another gym. That i've encountered in my studies in seminary and i'll tell you what this is one that i feel guilty for not having read before because it's so short but it's so profound and powerful and it is Cs lewis essay on the efficacy of prayer from the world's last night and other essays shorts only a few pages long but he gets to the heart of the question. What does it mean to pray to god and expect it to come true. What does it mean to pray that kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Lewis was a man who did not offer a lot of pat answers on the question of prayer and his answer to the thorny question which raises elsewhere as well an another essay. I think it was a delivered to a fee logical society and he talks about the problem without a solution is how do we reconcile all the scriptures passages that say you know raise petitionary prayers to god but then say but not my will but thine be done and the passages that seem to say we'll ask whatever you want in my name and you'll get it or were two or three are gathered in my name. Whatever they ask. I'll give it to them or if your child asks you for you know bread we give stone. Ask for fish. Will you give them a scorpion. Or serpent and lewis works very hard to reconcile these two and ultimately he says you can't scientifically assess the effectiveness of prayer. You can't put it under a microscope. Run controls on it. Pray for you know everyone in one hospital for a couple of weeks and nobody in the other hospital and then see who gets better. Because you're violating the very nature of prayer by doing that..
"chuck colson" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"Know was newsflash spoiler alert. It's a remarkable thing. There's never been a more powerful entity on the planet than big tech. There's just nothing like it. you can't look at alexander. The greater the roman empire or you know a post war were to america or you can't look at anything and say that something has had the level of control and influence and power as a tech particularly google amazon and facebook and they bring remarkable goods to the world. Amazon keeps a lot of people employed especially at a time. Right now during pandemic would not be employed. Google allows us to to answer our kids really hard and obnoxious questions all at the same time. It's a wonderful thing. It allows us to get information real time on the show when neither of us can remember the name of some celebrity or the lyrics to some song. You know how. I know how to pronounce names google because you could say how to pronounce did one this week. I can't even remember what it was. It was a good one. Don't say the phrase or you'll wait my phone up. Is that right. Yeah that's right. I mean so this needs to happen. The conversation needs to take place you know. We had one party saying it was the source of the outcome of the two thousand sixteen election. We have the other party now. Saying it's the source of the outcome of the twenty twenty election or at least one of the sources and you go back and forth on this and something needs to be done. The question is it's such a unique company and it's such a unique setup. And i don't know enough about federal trade law code and this is way above my pay grade. I don't understand it when something monopoly. When is it not. There's a l- attentions in this from me. Because i'm a huge believer in free enterprise and not let people be successful. Yeah i'm not particularly fond of the whole trust. Busting thing because i think that voluntary association is almost always preferable to coercion. And i also don't trust the government when it starts to meddle in in the economy. It's just usually results in disaster but at a certain point hard questions began to emerge doesn't a business reach a level where it has soft coercive power over a society and even the ability to affect the outcome of elections were shapes the government and what people think people feel and what they're passionate about social media is something that we've never really seen before. At least i think it's probably as big shakeup as we've had since the printing press really. It's something with mass mind shaping ability and is one of our colleagues points out john. It does so in a way that is not always explicitly understood by the people running it..
"chuck colson" Discussed on The Daily Article
"This is the daily Article podcast published by Denison Forum or Culture Changing Christians to receive the daily article directly to your email inbox week day morning visit the daily Article Dot Com. Now here's Today's news discerned differently. I appreciate what my wife Janet Denison wrote in the preface of her newest book titled Our Christmas Stories She wrote that the first Christmas. Changed the World Christmas twenty twenty concludes a year changes we couldn't have imagined at this time last year yet for Christians our Christmas story remains unchanged as Luke two eleven says for unto you is born this day in the City of David a saviour who is Christ the Lord. The Christmas story is our story. The theme of every holiday season Janet continues that theme throughout our new advent twenty twenty devotional. She compiled twenty six reflections on past Christmases and wrote devotional for each chapter. It is an encouraging insightful and inspiring book. Be Sure request your copy today at the daily. Article. Dot Org. If you in someone with whom you disagree politically are willing to discuss your disputes over a cup of coffee. You're in luck the owners of Pax, beneficiary coffee in Irving Texas are concerned that in our politically divisive days, we are quick to demonize and dehumanized the other side. So they have a solution anyone who buys a cup of coffee with someone of an opposing view we'll get a free cup. One of the owners notes regardless of the outcome of the election and which side of the aisle you're on the nation's still needs to heal now more than ever. And I live in amazing times I learned recently that the Empire State building was the tallest building in the world for forty years. Now, it doesn't make the top forty star man, the dummy writing a Cherry Red Tesla roadster through space has just zipped past Mars a NASA spacecraft touched the surface of an asteroid some two hundred, million miles from Earth scientists. Engineered the spacecraft to bring samples with it when it returns to our planet in Twenty, twenty three and the Space Agency has chosen no Kia to build the first ever cellular network on the moon putting four g connectivity there could support lunar communications at greater distances and is part of NASA's plan to establish a long-term human presence on the moon by twenty thirty. Despite the remarkable scientific advances of our day human nature has not changed novelist Franz, Kafka testified I am free, and that is why I am lost philosopher Arthur schopenhauer observed you are free to do what you want, but you are not free to want what you want all our technological progress has not and cannot change the fact that you and I are fallen people living in a fallen World Cal Thomas his new book. America's expiration date is subtitled fall of empires and superpowers and the future of the United. States Thomas Builds. His narrative on an argument advanced by Sir John Glove Eighteen, Ninety, seven through nineteen, eighty, six, an English. Who served in the newly independent countries of Iraq and Jordan as Thomas reports glove found patterns or stages in the rise and fall of great nations. He called them the age of Pioneers, the age of conquests, the age of commerce, the age of affluence, the age of intellect, and finally the age of decadence Thomas Explains in general. Each great nation or empire begins with some type of pioneer activity gains territory through battle, and then settles into remarkable commercial activity, which in turn brings great wealth and with it increased literacy. And learning all begin their final slide when a sense of shared morality and common virtue is abandoned has America's final slide begun in light of this pattern Thomas. Warns. If America doesn't learn from history our own and the world's, we are likely to suffer the fate of other great nations rotting from within before either being conquered from without by an invading army or collapsing under the weight of self-indulgence decadence debt, a sense of entitlement greed and envy. If we think this cannot be our future. Our complacency makes it more likely. Yesterday we focused our need for transformational peace with God and with each other today, let's identify some practical ways to let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts as we strive for peace with everyone, I offer others the piece of salvation in Christ God's Word States in ax four twelve. There is salvation in no one else for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved Frederick beak near describe celebration as an experienced I and a doctrine second. Then he asks how about the person you know who is far as you can possibly tell, has never had such a moment one of those sore heads in slobs of the. The ones the world has hopelessly crippled maybe for that person, the moment that has to happen is you second meet practical needs with practical health God's Word is clear. I Peter Four ten says as each has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied Grace Elfriede Street baptist. Church, in Alexandria, Virginia is one of the oldest and largest African American churches in America it senior pastor announced recently that the church. Has. Donated more than one million dollars in surplus ties to help a variety of community based organizations. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, what has your church done to help people during the pandemic? What can you do third offer peace and grace to all whether they respond in kind or not? We can never know when the next saul of Tarsus will become the next Paul the Apostle Colson center president. John Stonestreet recounts the time Chuck Colson. Baptism. Of Bringing Nathanson in the chapel of Saint. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City Colson describes Nathanson as one of the abortion industry's greatest leaders a man who personally presided over seventy five thousand abortions including the abortion of his own child. Now, this man stood at the altar joyfully accepting forgiveness in Christ Colson noted, this is the way the abortion war will. Ultimately. Be One through Jesus Christ changing hearts one by one no amount of political force no government no laws no army of planned parenthood workers can ever stop that. It is the one thing. Absolutely invincible. The king of kings and Lord of Lords is also the Prince of peace. Are you at peace with him with whom will you share his piece today? If. You like what you heard. Please leave a rating and review for the PODCAST. 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The First Step Act, Chuck Colson, and the Churchs Work of Restoration
"I'm old enough to remember that time way back in two thousand, eighteen when Democrats and Republicans worked together. Really it happened and resulted in a major bipartisan criminal justice reform bill called the first step act which sought to reduce the number of people in overcrowded federal prisons and improve conditions for those behind bars. When he endorsed the bill President Trump said this we're all better off when former inmates can receive and re enter society as law abiding productive citizens at last month's Republican National. Convention Ivanka trump called the first step act the most significant criminal justice reform of our generation? I don't think that's an overstatement. A major feature of this bill is that it reduces mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders, especially low level nonviolent offenders, and for those already serving time for crack cocaine related offenses the reductions were retro active in just its first year. First Step Act has literally changed thousands of lives according to a recent report from the United States sentencing commission the sense is. More than seven thousand Federal Prisoners Dean able to safely return to their communities were reduced as the libertarian publication reason rightly noted the first step to act as a modest but very real first step towards comprehensive criminal justice reform and I'd add that as part of the legacy of Chuck Colson and the very good work of prison fellowship, this bills and example of the Church's work of restoration. God us. Chuck Colson to transform the way that many political leaders especially conservative political leaders thought. About criminal justice while imprisoned chuck learn just how empty and even counterproductive the lock them up and throw away the key rhetoric that he wants espoused really was the call that God then placed on Chuck's life was to bring the Gospel to prisoners and their families through prison fellowship but that quickly expanded to include prison in criminal justice reform. He quickly realized that being tough on crime was pointless unless we were first smart about crime being smart about crime lead Chuck to campaign against. The three strikes and you're outlaws that swept the US during the nineteen nineties he knew that such laws would only lead to overcrowded prisons, unaffordable system building and maintenance, and eventually the court ordered releases of thousands of prisoners because of political pressures instead of Prudential Wisdom, we've seen some of that even recently God use Chuck Solid, conservative Christian and law and order credentials to advance this new message people who may not have given other activists. The time of day respectfully listened to him many. Hearts and minds were changed not just because of Chuck Colson Passion or is incredible ability to articulate. But because he took people with him back into prison to see for themselves, what he saw to borrow modern fraiche chuck move the Overton Window in other words that acceptable range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population and so decades later years after Chuck Olson's death at a time of deep and painful political division. The first apt act garnered bipartisan support, Chuck's legacy of giving people. The moral permission and the intellectual justification to do the right thing in this area is something that Christians should seek to emulate in every aspect of life and culture. Of course if we're going to do this, we have to I know what the right thing is, and then we have to learn to talk about issues in ways that might be heard about a year ago that vision drove us to launch. What would you say a video resource designed to help Christians Converse on our? Culture's most challenging questions. Now, our personal stories might not be as dramatic as Chuck Colson was, but we can still strive for the same humility
A New Declaration of Dependence On God
"This, fourth of July we find our nation more divided than perhaps at any other time since the civil war. That's what happens when a nation abandoned God and Rejects Truth Colson Center I'm John Stonestreet. This break point. On July Fourth, two thousand and four Chuck Colson breakpoint commentary was entitled a New Declaration of dependence reading through it again recently I was struck by just how prophetic his words were as a student of history chuck not only understood the founding principles of our nation, as expressed in the declaration of independence, but he understood on what those principles were grounded. So what happens chuck ass when the foundations are rejected? What happens when religion? Truth and public virtue are all made non essential. What happens when citizens want the benefits of the American experiment without taking seriously what it requires of us will here's Jet Colson from July second, two thousand four. Fourth Celebrates our liberty and national independence. I get through every time I hear. The cannons blast that rousing finale of the eighteen twelve overture, and I got a lump in my throat whenever I join in singing America America. God shed His grace on the. Indeed God has blessed America this nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights has endured two hundred twenty eight years. America's the oldest constitutional republic on Earth. But all is not well in our land. When Thomas Jefferson Penn, the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence, he deliberately appealed the creator, or he acknowledged an overriding obligation to nature and nature's got, and he understood that ordered. Liberty is not just a subjective preference, but a divinely ordained condition for which human beings are designed. But. Over the last few decades, legions of skeptics have mounted a massive assault on these self evident Ruth's in prestigious schools in the halls of government, and especially in the Supreme Court. God is banished from public compensation. If a public schoolteacher introduce Jefferson's ideas and language into the classroom today, she likely be called on the carpet, possibly disciplined. This assault on God in public cultures severely damages our democracy. If God is thrown out of our history, we lose our basis for believing that individuals have rights and dignity in an empty universe. We have no meaning no value without God. There are no inalienable rights and no certain proof that liberty is better than tyranny or that life better than death. Everything's a matter of opinion and power. The references to God, the Declaration of Independence provide a foundation for moral argument within civil society and moral truths pervade our founding documents from beginning to end without God is the source of all these moral principles. The Public Square would quickly revert to the law of the jungle. Brutish power would prevail the week. The unborn, the elderly, the gravely ill could be quietly terminated. Much as I enjoy the anthems and fireworks more than that is called for on this July fourth. We need to confess our moral failures in our national sins, repenting of allies of. Killing innocent babies and the elderly. Renewal begins on our knees. It's there. We hear soul searching questions from God himself asking how long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked rescue the weekend needy deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Our nation's founding document declared independence from Britain. But with equal fervor declared dependence upon God expressing firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence. The signers committed the American experiment. Do their maker the spirit of seventeen seventy six was reverence and trust. So as we mark this solemn occasion, let us seek a rebirth of true liberty, which is possible, only when governed by divine law for without God, we could never have liberty and justice for
"chuck colson" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"Welcome to the break point. Podcast I'm Shane. Morris and joining me today is John Stonestreet for something. I think it'll be a pretty special and memorable exercise here as we prepare to mark. Christ's resurrection this Sunday. We want to play for you. Some of Chuck Colson Classic Easter breakpoint commentaries. And then John and I wanna take a few minutes just to talk about each of them and try to apply what Chuck said years ago and in some cases decades ago in light of our current moment culturally and spiritually. The first of these commentaries is called the truth about everything. John you're right this. Is I think a very special episode. We'd love to hear Chuck again. You know Chuck's commentaries always seemed to be more relevant today than even when he said them in his distinct voice I know is something that a lot of us remember and a lot of us. You know really mess. It's really a beautiful thing in this. First commentary that we'RE GONNA play. This idea of the truth about everything is something that just burned deeply in chuck soul and that. Was this idea that we say often repeat often that Christianity is personal but not private that Christianity is public. Truth and of course. There's nothing even more significant than the resurrection that the resurrection isn't just something that I believe. In order to have a significant spiritual moment in my life the resurrection and especially since coming on the tails of what was accomplished at the crucifixion is the central event in human history. It's actually the thing upon which all of history turns it's the hinge upon which the door of history swings that this is public truth. And you know Shane. Our First Christian forebears the first followers of Jesus when they said Christ is risen. Usually when we say it which will say here on Sunday morning. What we mean is is that I believe Jesus rose from the dead which I hope everyone here believe Jesus rose from the dead but the first Christians were saying to a group of people who saw Jesus Die. Christ is risen. It wasn't a statement of personal private faith it was a statement of public proclamation. It was barbaric yelp that actually gave birth to the church. Well there's something here that chuck calls attention to in this first commentary and it's something I've written about before and I call it the minor key of Christianity. I had a call back before Christmas where I talked about the hymns of advent and Christmas. That are actually in a minor key like a manual and I mentioned a couple of others and I said that what they focus on what they have in common is that they look at the major and then they see the cross through it. They see what's coming for. Jesus they see the fact that okay we had this amazing thing called the incarnation but the point of it is so that he can die so that he can take our sins so that he can suffer in our stead. And that's what we mark as we approach Easter here. We can't get to the Resurrection Chuck Said Without First. Going through the Cross we have to witness that judgment event and look at what happened to the son of God because of us. We have to hear the minor key in order to finally hear that. Glorious Resurrection Resolution of.
'Do something': protesters greet Trump as he arrives in El Paso
"Americans. Americans are afraid perhaps more than any time since nine eleven and it's understandable despite the fact that most of us are safer today than we think the sheer evil. Oh that's behind a mass shooting or a violent attack is put right in our face by twenty four hour news cycle and then of course there's the whole uncertainty of it all since el paso in dayton. There's been a deadly knife attack in california a highway shooting in houston an armed guy in fatigues walked into missouri walmart with one hundred rounds of ammo when people are afraid they either lash out just watch the news or go on social media to see this or they look for something often anything that can save them from what they fear. The public outcry in the last few weeks was articulated by what protesters demanded the president during his visit to dayton last week. Do something do something something they said as i said to warn smith and our discussion this past friday on break point this week i find the command to do something troubling onto levels. I do use something as a cry for help. It's not a strategy and it's not a tactic. Doing something isn't helpful. If it's the wrong thing or if it's an irrelevant thing doing something might even and be the worst thing you could do. We have to know what to do and that requires being clear on what the problem is the only thing made clear and all the debates since the most recent shootings and violent violent outbursts is that we're not clear about what the problem is and second the demand to do something is almost always addressed at the government. The demands are almost always directed into the president or the governor or congress that says something troubling about us as a people were looking to government to fix all our problems the problem of alienated often fatherless young men espousing either hateful extremism or nihilistic meaningless. You aimed their anger and violence at defenseless well. That's not government cost and it can't be government. Commit fixed our tendency to think that all problems must be politically understood are politically motivated and can only be politically fixed is symptomatic of something that that chuck colson used to talk about a lot and something we still talk about on break point the political illusion but no policy no political ideology no bureaucracy can heal wounded psyches can rebuild the mediating institutions of civil society or can provide meaning in a sense of belonging or can overcome hatred with love those tasks belong to the very institutions that have been dismissed and even dismantled across our society especially family and the church has stained bellomo wrote over at the the federalists the decline of these institutions mirrored not only in the rise of mass shooters but more broadly in a host of statistics that reveal an epidemic of despair as bellomo points out in the first seventeen years of this century suicide rates have risen fourteen percent and the death rate from drug overdoses increase increase by a mind boggling four hundred percent in the midst of that level of cultural chaos and in this current climate of fear. Our hope is not in government or legislation as important as those
"chuck colson" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"I've been looking forward to talking with for quite a while and I am more than happy and pleased that we're able to connect with John. Stonestreet John is the president of the Colson center and break point co, host gifted communicator on areas of faith and, culture, theology, worldview, education and apologetic and. Sought after speaker at, conferences colleges, churches, schools you name it because when John talks people pay attention and you'll want to pay attention to what John has to share with us. Today John welcome dole Martinez. Live how are, you? Sir I'm doing well Bill thanks so much for, having, me, on, a great to have. You here before we, get into, the, topic is one talk about the bible and how not to read the bible based on some recent information that we got from a Barnes. Research study gives us, an. Update on on, Colson The Colson ministry Colson center ministry if you would please Well yeah absolutely. I mean Chuck Colson passed away in two thousand twelve he's kind of a larger than life figure that was known for. His work in the, Nixon administration, notoriously for his work in the next administration of course came to Christ started a large prison minister, prison fellowship that continues on and is. Doing quite well but near the end of his life he really wanted to talk about what was happening in the culture what was breaking in the culture that was filling up the presents and why wasn't the church making more of a difference in. The culture and that gave birth. To the Colson center so we carry on, that legacy we became a separate organization three years ago and, breakpoint continues, as, a, daily commentary. On faith and culture One year. Training program called the, Colson fellows is growing and reaching more people than ever so God's really. Blessing this this organization and I'm not tell you it's it's, been kind of the time of my life being able to to to, be a part of it well whenever you're in the centre of, God's purpose it's beyond fulfilling it's. It's, freeing, isn't. It John, oh it is and you know I live. In Colorado Springs and we have a front row seat to a lot of organizations that go through transitions and you know. They they feel like, they need, to change your alter and sometimes they really do I tell you I feel so blessed because God's, so lead Chuck Colson and helping Christians. Think well about culture and so far ahead of his time but now it's we we don't feel the need to apologize for anything that Chuck ever said we don't feel the need to change our mission or vision and this is exactly what I. Feel like I was made to. Do and I'm surrounded by people who are, really excellent thinkers and we we live in a cultural mall Bill where the number one thing Christians need, is clarity we can we can watch the headlines and lose our, minds almost on a daily basis We cannot watch the headlines and panic or become. Just outraged and the question is, how do we live in this cultural moment from the truth of God's story about life in the world descriptions and so that's what, we're about, and it's so fun to do, it because it really helps a lot of people at a time, when clarity is needed the most you, know without a doubt. For Chuck Colson as you mentioned the redeem the life that he was blessed with like the blind man who was blind but could now see and I think it's human arrogance to think that we need to apologize for anybody when it is the Potter that, designs the clay and the Potter that is in control. Here and what Chuck Colson did in. His lifetime and how he came back to God and God came running to him is an absolute miracle but these are miracles happen. Every day and even in these moments that you and I are talking John Oh it's exactly right I thought it was. Somewhere between tragic and, funny that went Chuck passed away in two thousand twelve the headlines were still you know Nixon hatchet man man. There was even a couple that, you talked about his conversion like it was a jailhouse conversion this thirty five years later that he has spent his life going into, the prisons, and also becoming really one of, the the outstanding Christian leaders of the last generation I mean it's, statesman that help point the church in, the right direction at. A time of significant cultural shifts and so you know it's funny how the media does that but at the same time his reputation speaks for itself and his faithfulness does and so to be a part of that legacy is is really stunning it's it's I, feel like I'm having the time of my life and. We carry on that work I mean. We get to talk about things that matter on a daily basis And it's a lot of fun well and that was the conversion. And why, he was God's chosen man for this time Chuck Colson because the culture it hasn't been in disarray. Just in the last, couple of months or the last decade. Or so this has been, going on for quite a while and Chuck Colson. Needed to be where God called him to be it makes you wonder. As you, say man's headlines presented Chuck in a certain way but it makes you wonder what the. Headlines in, heaven for Chuck Colson were when he got to the golden gates Is. I mean these are just remarkable moments that we see some of the great, leaders of the last generation. Billy Graham Chuck colas and so, many others that have gone on to glory and lived lives that are faithful and we live in a culture, to where it's somewhat. Rare, for, people to finish well you know you have these great Christian celebrities that maybe kind of, start with him and, and God help us because so. Many, we've just even read in the last couple of weeks on both sides of the, Tiber of how easy it is to get derailed and the fact that chucking and Billy Graham were were faithful to the end. Their reputations really were unassailable that's a testimony to God's grace the testimony to a faithful life and God help the. Speed that sort of, person and not, only starts well but finished as well well, John I was especially drawn to one of your recent columns how not to read the bible God story versus Moore Mcnuggets the ideas, that you know a lot of Americans say look at the Bible's most important still the number one best selling, book of all time. That's, I, guess is the good news the bad news is just sitting on the shelf getting dust are we reading it Well I remember one thing that. Chuck said, years ago he said I got good news and bad news the good news is there are, more Christians than ever before the bad news is it doesn't seem to be making any difference that's how I, started this column I've got, good news and bad news I mean the good news is. Half of Americans more than half. Of Americans claim to be bible users, but the bad news is, is even though they claim, that the Bible's important in their lives at the engagement the bible outside of church the. Bad, news is, that it's not shaping. Their world view it's not shaping how they think, so when, it comes to these Morally clear issues you. Know same sex relationships sex outside of marriage no fault divorce doctor assisted suicide man. So that Americans are moving in a more. And more liberal directions most Americans. Claimed that the Bible's important to them. At most, Americans and most of Americans are running in a direction away from biblical morality what's the disconnect, and I think it's because we live in a culture now in which you're right the bible still sells the, best selling book but people, read the bible more for inspiration and self affirmation rather than. As the fundamental framework for how. To see life in the world This is something that we have stood on for. A long time is that Christianity is not. Just a personal private belief it's a personal belief in public, truth truths about the nature of reality the truth about the existence of God The. Truth about how God created us in his image male and, female the truth about sex. Marriage and other moral issues that these things are not just kind of the. Bible's not just kind of a book of collected inspirational and self Ephraim. Me at firming statements that I that I, go to and I need a pick-me-up it needs to become the primary source of. Information about life in the world that's where the disconnect. Is what we've got to go to quick break we've, got more from John Stonestreet after this he's the. President of the Colson center and break point co host stay with us we get more from John Stonestreet or right after this if you like alkaline water or know someone that does you're going to love the Dylan.
"chuck colson" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"Of america's additions were rooted in a christian heritage to be a good christian seemed to be synonymous with being a good american and to wonder through most of our history as nation christianity was the dominant religion at the birth of our nation the founding fathers declared a national day of prayer and thanksgiving a holiday we still celebrate from that time on many states require the christian religion to be taught in colleges prisons and orphanages up until the nineteen sixties many states required bible reading and proves in the public schools textbooks referred to god without embarrassment almost all americans agreed that our law was rooted as john adams said in a common moral and religious tradition stretching back to moses on mount sinai in a culture like that it was easy for a christian to be a patriot may be too easy vibrant biblical faith often degenerated into a mere civil religion where the wellbeing of the country was often equated with the expansion of god odds kingdom but today the dominant culture is certainly no longer christian many of our cultural an intellectual leaders have come to reject the major values and institutions of american life especially it's religious values and institutions this movement is sometimes called the adversary culture for it criticizes the american system while praising other political systems even communism at the height of the gulag during the vietnam war actress jane fonda told a student audience that if they only understood communism and i quote you would hope you would prey on your knees that we would someday becoming sts will it's a long way from the founding fathers declaring a day of prayer and thanksgiving to jane fonda urging us to pray for the overthrow of the american system but wearing this range of attitudes is true christian patriotism the christian position is beautifully balanced on the one hand we don't deify our country we don't wrap the flag around the cross for we know oh that our ultimate citizenship is in heaven and that's where ultimately allegiance is but at the same time the only place for expressing that allegiances in concrete loyalties god has called us to here on earth including loyalty to country we can't love mankind in the abstract we can only really love people in the particular concrete relationships god has placed us in in our family church community and the christian has the balanced understanding and so celebrate the fourth of july this year by thanking god that while he is called you into his kingdom that's our ultimate loyalty he has allowed us to live in and yes love this land of liberty and now let's hear chuck's a watershed moment commentary from july fourth two thousand america celebrates another birthday this week it's time to host the flags and strike up the band and let the fireworks begin i get a thrill every time i hear the cannons blessed at the finale of the eighteen twelve overture and a lump in my throat whenever i join in singing america america god should his grace on the indeed god has blessed america this nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights as endured two hundred and twenty four years it's only fitting that we wish happy birthday to the oldest constitutional republic on earth but all is not that well in our land when thomas jefferson penn the immortal phrases of the declaration of independence he deliberately appealed to the creator he acknowledged overriding obligation to nature and nature's god and he understood that ordered liberty is not just a subjective preference but a divinely ordained condition for which human beings are designed over the last few decades over legions of skeptics have mounted a massive assault on these self evident truths in prestigious law schools in the halls of government and especially in the supreme court god is often benched from public conversation if they public schoolteacher introduces jeff ideas and language into the classroom today she likely would be called on the carpet maybe fired this assault on god and public culture severely damages our democracy if got his thrown out over a history we lose our basis for believing that individuals have rights and dignity in an empty universe we have no meaning no value without god there are no unalienable rights and no certain proof that liberty is.
"chuck colson" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"I'm shane morris thanks for listening to the break point podcast demark independence day we've collected several breakpoint commentaries by chuck colson with his reflections on the fourth of july this first commentary which aired in nineteen ninety five is entitled tough love of country here's chuck colson every fourth of july coney island hosts a hotdog eating contest contestants gather from around the country to prove that they can stuff themselves with more hot dogs in twelve minutes than anyone else well not everyone pursues hotdog eating so competitively but it does seem that downing hot dogs and lemonade is the quintessential american way of expressing patriotism on the fourth of july now i realized that when you gathered with your friends and relatives over the past weekend you probably weren't thinking about doing anything particularly patriotic but saint augustine would tell you that that was exactly the right way to express patriotism i don't mean to say a guston wrote about the finer points of american dog eating what he wrote is that the best way to develop patriotism is by loving your own family you see christians are commanded to love the whole world but as everyone knows that's utterly impractical no finite human being could possibly love every other person in the world so god has placed us in concrete relationships where we can learn to love as guston puts it it's as though god had cast lots and assigned each one of us to a particular family a particular church and a particular country we cannot love the whole world but we can love the particular people in the relationships where god has placed us moving outward from family to church community and nation in an ever widening circle that's how christian patriotism is built you see it's easy to love people in the abstract it's much harder to love the real flesh and blood people we interact with in our families churches and communities as see us lewis explained we are constantly tempted to love only what is lovable to love our wives only when they're kind and beautiful to love our husbands only when they're successful to love our children only when they're pleasant but that's not the way god loves god loves us even when we're unlovable just because he has chosen us to be his people and he commands us to do the same we're to love our families even when they're unlovable just because they're hours with love the church just because we belong to each other as the family of god and would love our country just because it's our own not because it's the best and most democratic country in the world which it may not be at times but because it's the place where god has put us that's tough love of country being utterly honest about our nation's flaws and shortcomings and yet still continuing to love it so as we pack up the leftover hot dog bunsen put away the ketchup let's keep alive this reminder of what the fourth of july is all about when we gather together with our families and relatives and renew our bonds of love with them we are practicing at its most basic level true patriotism the second commentary from nineteen ninetyseven is titled pro patria quick what famous event do we commemorate on the fourth of july not sure a little rusty on your sixth grade civics well you're in good company a gallup poll reveals that one out of every four americans does not know that the fourth of july commemorates the declaration of independence and by the way the same number can't tell you what country we declared independence from it's a poor patriotism that doesn't even know our national history and traditions well let's take this fourth of july and ask what it means in the light of scripture to be an american citizen patriotism used to be a simple matter most.
"chuck colson" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Get breakpoint emails every day go to breakpoint dot org you missing something folks i promise you john i wanna talk to you also about alexander solzenitsyn because we recently had the fortieth anniversary of his great prophetic speech given at harvard commencement in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight in the rain it's a prophetic speech by by true prophet of the twentieth century and chuck colson in his book loving god touches on how alexander alexander solzenitsyn came to faith it's the thing about loving god that i remember most is the story about alexander solzhenitsyn there's so many great stories in the book in case you're wondering what the book is it stories amazing stories but do you do you have anything you want to say about the nineteen seventyeight speech i just have to say i just it's so important it's a prophetic speech well you know just saturday i was speaking at the western conservative summit on saturday june ninth and of course the day after june eighth which was the fortieth anniversary and fascinating enough there was a graduation going on upstairs above where the western conservative summit which is kind of like the big political gathering out in colorado again kind of western just kind of the western answered the cpac and and and it was interesting that there was a graduation going on up stairs and it made me think and talk about sultan and sultan it since you know vision the theme of western conservative summit was fortifying freedom and that's really what sultan it's in was talking about is that you know you can't fortify freedom with without virtue and there's there's marks in a society and it's not even so much in the political leaders though he did talk about statesmen but he talked about how if a society essentially misunderstands freedom and and and and basically kind of reinterred purpose freedom to be you know freedom from all constraints freedom to be able to do what you want that this is unsustainable in the long term that's something you've written about and if you can keep it and you know our friend house guinness talks about that you know the greatest enemy of freedom is actually freedom when it becomes license and sultan it's almost talking about this back in nineteen seventy eight and he got booed for that's what was crazy you know he talked about how in place of really kind of carefully cultivating virtue and freedom and citizenship you live legalistically right you set up these kind of this goes back to the tsa you you set up kind of random boundaries to order your society but they're not based on any eternal principles they're they're basically based on the lowest common denominator and he talked about how you know the west had organized its life legalistically not not not not according to the great ideals of faith and freedom but just kind of maintaining our personal license and he said that's going to be unsustainable and a lot of people harvard dude him for it i mean it's hard to believe this is forty years ago now it was a prophetic wisdom prophetic speech was a prophet now this is a man just to be clear alexander solzenitsyn he's not some talking head this man was in the soviet gulags suffering horribly in in in the gulag of of khrushchev he writes about it of course in his magisterial three volume work the gulag archipelago an incredible human being one of the greatest human beings of the twentieth century so when he speaks from this podium at harvard in nineteen seventy eight he speaks with a kind of thority that very few people have this is not just some guy like me who has some some great ideas maybe that he got from somebody else this is a man who has lived this yeah no that's that's exactly right i mean he had kind of that street credit and i think that's exactly what we see in the life of chuck colson to right which is why loving god is such a remarkable book i people ask about chuck and you knew chuck personally i mean he was as gifted as you can possibly be yes i mean you know you gotta be gifted to be in the white house at age thirty whatever four thirty five and not just in the white house but special counsel i mean being one of the most trusted advisers to president nixon and you saw that same sort of giftedness in his later life redeemed giftedness right right and.
"chuck colson" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Going through the formal channels at tsa which you can guess are just a complete waste of time because it's you know tsa looking at their own policy justifying their behavior by their own policy so it's it is going to have to go above the tsa it's going to have to go to the d h s and and you know i guess i just wouldn't want to talk about this this great book by chuck colson and and i don't want to you know to disruptive period you know for the audience but this is i i guess at some level what amazes me is that i've fly all the time and i didn't know this i didn't know that miners were being touched inappropriately and that means that i can't be the only parent who went through that you know there was something like eighty thousand complaints that were leveled against tsa last year and i know the number of times that i could complain that i just never do because you know it's not worth it so how many more and these are complaints about misconduct you know inappropriate touching and things like that there's some amazing stories out there but it does feel like the american public has just gotten used to it like this is the price you pay but what's the price repay you know touching thirteen year old girls and boys that's the price we pay i don't think that's the price we wanna pay well i think like like anything that the people doing the actual job they're not thinking they're just doing what they're told they need to think they need to be deputized to actually use their brains or if they don't have brains they can hire people who have brains because if you don't have a brain when you're doing something that sensitive like this and you're just quote unquote following orders you're going to do some things that are not okay so let's let's flip the channel i wanna talk about chuck colson book loving god i had the honour of writing a new forward to the new edition of this book of all chuck's books it's it's my favorite it's i think it's the the either the first or second one that i read red and i just want to talk about it for for a few minutes because i think there are a lot of people listening who aren't even aware of chuck colson or maybe they've heard about him through me or you but they don't know about this book this book to me it's a christian classic oh it's absolutely a christian classic i remember in you know to me it's an invasion of a of another one called knowing god by j i packer when people ask me like you know if somebody like that's not going to seminary says asked me like well you know how do i how do i learned theology i say to books knowing god and loving god and the reason is is both j i packer's book knowing god and chuck colson book loving god are examples of what the allergies should be which is not a mental exercise and not just kind of academia in the world of theology but what what what i think could be called doxa logical you know if the allergy not just orthodoxy in terms of right belief but docs allergy that right believes leads to write worship and right worship is across the scope of your life and and this is really what these two books do and and loving god is is in my view chuck colson most important book i say that about all of this books actually i like them all but this one is so good because it just it just kinda walks through this is what it looks like to love god and i think eric especially today when the word love has been so defined downtown into some sort of squishy sentimentality that to really put some some some a framework around what is real love and when we're aiming that love at the creator of the universe what's that look like it's not just a squishy feeling well that's that's pretty important for us to talk about we're going to go to a break but i'm just thrilled i'm loving the fact that i talk to my friend john stonestreet about our friend charcoal sand and about this terrific book loving god i recommend it really highly we'll be right back.
"chuck colson" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"They they become who got into them to be and they opened up and and they wanna talk and they wanna share and it just wanna have a good community and they wanna have did this one experience god's love to do his beauty and and through the games camps have to offer and hearing his word it transforms their yeah yeah yeah what friends if you're joining us just now prison fellowship was started by chuck colson who of course went to prison because of watergate and while he was in prison for those years he saw that god really could make a difference in the lives of people that were inside and so he started just sharing his faith in hoping to eventually reach more prisoners and over time he has had a massive impact on bringing people to faith in god surrending ruining their lives to jesus in in stopping the pattern of crime in their life while the second most likely to engage in crime besides criminals that that are behind bars currently if you look at the studies are the children of criminals because they are many times left to their own devices as stephen was just saying gangs become very attractive there's all kinds of very unhelpful opportunities that are put before them so this angel tree camp experience is a place where the the supernatural meets them head to head face to face and their lives get change they find god they find they find a new purpose for their own life in prison it just can't be overstated how imported in his and so what we're trying to do is fill up the bus this is the final night we're going to get to talk about it eight five five two four zero seven seven to.
"chuck colson" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"To or talk just about this this a complete great waste book by of time chuck colson and and because i don't it's wanna be due you to know tsa you know to disruptive looking at their feared own policy for justifying the audience but their this behavior is by their own policy i so i guess it's at some level it is what going amazes to have to go me above is the that tsa it's going i to have to fly go to the all d h the time s and and and you know i i guess didn't i know just this wouldn't i didn't wanna talk know about that this miners this great were being book by touched chuckles inappropriately and and i and don't wanna that means be due that to i you can't know be to the only disruptive parent feared who went through for this the audience but you this know is there was something like i eighty guess at thousand some level complaints what amazes me is that that were leveled against i tsa fly all the time last year and and i i didn't know the number know of this times i that didn't i could know complain that miners that i just were never being do touched because inappropriately you know it's not worth and that it means that so i how can't many more be the only parent and these who are went complaints through about this misconduct you know there was something you know like inappropriate eighty thousand touching and complaints things like that there's some that amazing were leveled stories against tsa out there last but year it does feel and like i the know the american number of public times that has i just could gotten complain used to it like that i this just is never the price do you pay because you know it's not worth but it what's the price repay you know touching thirteen year old girls and boys that's the price you we know pay inappropriate i don't think that's the price we wanna touching pay and things like well that i there's think some amazing like like anything stories out that there the people but doing it does feel the actual like the job american public has just gotten they're used to not like this thinking is the price they're you pay just doing what they're told they but need what's to think the price they repay need to you be know deputized touching thirteen year old to girls actually and boys use their that's brains the price we pay or if they i don't don't have think brains that's the price they we wanna can hire pay people who have well brains i think because like like if you anything don't have a brain that when the you're doing people something that doing sensitive the like actual this and you're job just quote unquote following they're orders not you're thinking going to do some they're things just that doing are not what okay they're told so they let's need let's to think uh flip they the need channel to be i deputized wanna talk about chuck olson's to actually book loving use god their i brains had the honour or if of they writing don't have brains a they new can hire forward people who have brains to the because new edition if you don't have a brain of when this you're doing book something of all that sensitive chuck's books like this and it's you're just it's quote my unquote favorite following it's orders you're going i to think do some it's the things the that are not either okay the first so or let's second let's one flip that i the channel read i wanna talk.
"chuck colson" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"It addresses what we're talking about but it takes a whole bunch of other things into consideration as well it's called dear america the left has declared war on you and then i give you about eight points that that have all been evidenced by their own actions in the last week the kind of demonstrate that so that's midnight tonight on townhall dot com i hope that you'll check that out and then if you haven't done it yet would you please consider helping us we're trying to get these kids that are children of incarcerated inmates are these are these are kids that they they're living a pretty crummy life and it has nothing to do with anything they did their parents committed a crime and are in prison but they have their their parents have some degree reformed within prison they've reached out to a group called prison fellowship they've been going to bible studies they've been learning about god and then they they feel remorse about the situation that their children and family are in and so they they have asked a project angel tree which is a division of prison fellowship if they would allocate some ministry for their for their kids kids grow up with incarcerated inmates his parents oftentimes repeat the cycle of crime angel tree founded by chuck colson trying to prevent that from happening in these kids lives and there are the summer camps that these kids will never ever be able to attend where they find god they are able to to have a brand new life introduced to them that is one that is built on faith and commitment in so many of them dedicate their lives in really go on to become really really incredible people so far of the twenty three kids that we are trying to reach that we have only seventeen left to get on the bus so there's we're sending at least those six kids so far thanks to those of you that have already called and giving a gift next week is our last week to be able to do this we want to send the kids in july and august and.
"chuck colson" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Me it's a christian classic oh it's absolutely a christian classic i remember in to me it's intervene of a of another one called knowing god by j i packer when people ask me like you know somebody like that that's not going to seminary says asked me like you know how do i how do i learned theology i say two books knowing god and loving god and the reason is is both j i packer's book knowing god and chuck colson book loving god are examples of what the allergies should be which is not a mental exercise and not just kind of academia in the world of theology but what i think could be called doxa logical you know if the allergy not just orthodoxy and terms of right belief but docs allergy that right believe leads to write worship and right worship is across the scope of your life and and and this is really what these two books do and and loving god is is in my view chuck colson most important book i say that about all of his books actually i like them all but this this one is so good because it just it just kinda walks through this is what it looks like to love god and i think eric especially today when the word love has been so defined down into some sort of squishy sentimentality that really put some some some a framework around what is real love and when we're aiming that love at the creator of the universe what's that look like it's not just a squishy feeling well that's that's pretty important for us to talk about we're going to go to a break but i'm just thrilled i'm loving the fact that i get sucked in my friend john stonestreet about our friend chuck colson and about this terrific book loving god i recommend it really highly we'll be right back.
"chuck colson" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"A little wings for you i'm talking to john stonestreet my friend he is the head of the chuck colson center colton center for christian worldview and as you know what we chuck colson had kind of a couple of lives right i mean the first life was in prison ministry in the second life was well the first life was in the nixon administration and imprison the second life was going back into prison and and and helping those that are there the third life was really asking the question what was breaking in culture to fill up the prisons and where was the church and so we kind of stewart that part of chuck legacy and we try to build on helping christians think well about what's happening in the world and and and become a force of restoration and a culture that's a lot of people find pre crazy because it is crazy and a lot of it is crazy and i wanna tell people i try to save as many times as i can or on twitter if you you're not signed up to get break point john and i do five commentaries per week we've got a genius crackerjack staff dave carlson roberto rivera now roberto by the way he he wishes to remain anonymous so please strike that from the record but roberto rivera and morris shane moore's a whole bunch of folks doing research and coming up with these spectacular commentaries on what is happening around us and you and i do five of these a week and if people aren't getting these they're really missing something i always wanted to my friends here you're probably if you're not getting this you're probably missing something today because we get to comment on all kinds of stuff i mean some stuff is generated by us and some of the stuff comes you know dave causing gets an idea roberta get some idea roberta reads everything so who knows where he's going to be getting his ideas from but if you're not getting this folks go to breakpoint dot org breakpoint dot org sign up for the weekly comment the daily commentaries and then of course as a podcast whatever there's all kinds of cool stuff but the daily commentaries that's what i have the joy and privilege of involved in and john how many people get this email to them every day i know it's a pretty big amount yeah units a quarter of a million is kind of where we're at right now so but you know we're pushing to earn fifty thousand who receive it through email and then of course it's on twelve hundred radio outlets every single day and then it gets downloaded about seventy five thousand times a week on the podcast so you kinda put it all together and it's yeah it's a it's a it's a it's a big audience and and we tell people we talk about everything right i mean you know whatever the christian worldview touches fact you gotta but you better believe after this tsa experience there was a break point within a few days that just because there's a whole world view issue about training about trading freedom for security that's how and how when you do that both are in allusion it's so it's so it's so extrordinary to well i guess to understand how these things work it's one of the reasons i think point is such a blessing is that everybody needs to to think these things through with us as we do on break point to help people understand what is liberty what are the limits of liberty what is religious liberty a lot of people don't know about that we just kind of grow up in a country full of liberty and we never really had to think about it well now we do have to think about it and these are things that you know you wanna bring some level of sophistication to you understand you just want to say i don't like that you wanna say what here's why i think it's a bad idea i mean what would happen to your daughter and you at tsa and you were just mentioning four went to the break another story i don't know if we got to the end of that did we get that well yeah i mean it's just i'm here and i'm hearing more and more and more i mean if you google right now thirteen year old tsa you'll see some videos including video at dfw which is an airport united flight through all the time and it's a thirteen year old boy and and and and a t and t shirt and shorts.
"chuck colson" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"For any length of time you know that i think that boys are very important the hot sardines our house span deserved expression little ditty that we play tweet anyway happy father's day we can all you dads to kind of a big deal hope you get to spend some really quality time with the young people i'm touched by zeke stories we're talking to through tonight because of course a father is someone that is very important to the formation of a young boy in when he is not in their life when he's not in the life of that young man things turn out so differently in that's part of the cycle of what we're trying to stop tonight we wanna put fathers and sons back together and i think that that's a good thing to do an eight five five two four zero seventy seven twenty one is the number that's the number i'm asking you to call to help see to it that a child who maybe very confused maybe very alone maybe quite hurt in terms of what they are experiencing thinking about themselves hearing kids at school tease them all the things that that go on in the life of a child who's parent has gone to prison a lot of people a lot of rest of society just throw these people away and say well their parents are in prison the name must be no good so why would we want to do anything for them and yet friend if we don't if we don't it's like we sentence them to repeat the cycle again and again and that's where prison fellowship a number of years ago under the direction of chuck colson said we've got to do something to reach these kids project angel trees outgrowth of prison fellowship and out of their christmas program which brings christmas presents to incarcerated persons children around the christmas time working in conjunction with local churches in the area now they have developed a summer camp program were many of these same children can find their questions get asked and answered for the first time get to relate to other children that have.
"chuck colson" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Sector he t f after the bell gopro posted sales that exceeded analysts estimates suggesting the struggling hardware company is still attracting consumers despite growing competition from cheaper alternatives shares up by as much as eleven percent in extended trading and cbs has pushed offer more online services and bundles out the media giant overcome a decline in viewership but it's flagship tv network stocks mixed the dow up by five points little change snp down six down two tenths of one percent nasdaq down thirteen down two tenths of one percent i'm charlie pellett that's a bloomberg business flash bloomberg best through june grasso continues it's forty eight minutes past the hour and now it's time for bloomberg opinion i'm jonathan bernstein a columnist for bloomberg opinion does the republican party have any standards at all mike pence on tuesday called convicted felon pardoned convicted felon that still joe arpaio a quote tireless champion of the rule of law thought republicans have invaded convicted felon nash desouza to speak at a major party event and convicted felon michael grimm is running for his old house seat this isn't new watergate criminals g gordon liddy and chuck colson both returned to republican politics so did iran contra figure oliver north after his conviction was overturned and newt gingrich after he resigned in disgrace there simply isn't a similar parade of democrats who are welcome back into active roles in the party after similar downfalls it's certainly not because of a shortage of democratic criminals and scandal ridden politicians both parties produced plenty of crooks over time if republicans ever want to clean up their party it's one of the easy ways they could show they're serious about it i'm jonathan bernstein for more bloomberg opinion please go to bloomberg dot com slash opinion or opie i n go on the bloomberg terminal.
"chuck colson" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"For today is chuck colson his birthday to hear chuck talked about his bornagain day stay tuned to breakpoint from the colson center for christian worldview here's eric metaxas with breakpoint today october sixteen is the anniversary of chuck colston's birth he would have been eighty six years old most of you know that his life how god used president nixon's former hatchet man to take the good news of jesus to prisoners around the globe and become one of the great christian leaders the past 100 years but today i want you to hear chuck tell how his life changed forever one night in a driveway here's chuck thirty years ago today i visited tom phillips president of the ricky on company at home outside of boston had represented raytheon before going to the white house and i was about to start again but i'd deserted for another reason as well i knew term had become a christian and he seemed so different i wanted to ask him what had happened that ninety red to me from mira christianity by cs lewis particularly a chapter about the great sin that his pride a proud man is always walking through life looking down on other people in other things said lewis and as a result he cannot see something above himself immeasurably superior gut and town that night told me about encountering christ in his own life he didn't realize it but i was in the depths of deep despair over watergate watching the president i had hoped for four years flounder in office i'd also heard that i might become a target of the investigation as well in short why world was collapsing.