Death of Charles Colson – A Tribute – April 21, 2012by April 21, 2012 on
Charles Colson passed away today April 21, 2012. In a conversation with him last year, I asked him what he thought about the health of Christianity in the United States.
Colson expressed optimism about younger evangelicalism, a renewal movement within the Protestant church. Yet he also acknowledged that there will be many challenges in the years ahead. Over the course of our conversation, he reflected on the unpopularity of the concept of Truth, and how being a Christian often requires one to stand alone against the flow of the current.
But Colson also expressed excitement about younger evangelical voices that are communicating the tenants of Christian truths in a fresh and relevant way against the backdrop of a postmodern and relativistic culture.
The ultimate story of redemption, Chuck Colson’s life continues to inspire those inside and outside the walls of prison. For evangelicals everywhere, Colson remains a mentor, a hero, and a champion of Christian orthodoxy.