Charles Colson

Charles Colson was the founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries, an outreach to convicts, victims of crime, and justice officers. Colson, who converted to Christianity before he was indicted on Watergate-related charges, became one of evangelicalism's most influential voices. His books included Born Again and How Now Shall We Live? A Christianity Today columnist since 1985, Colson died in 2012.

  • Visitors to Those in Prison Are Getting Screened Out
    Visitors to Those in Prison Are Getting Screened Out
    Video calls can supplement but should never supplant visits with incarcerated people.
  • The New Prison Ministry Lies in Bible Education
    The New Prison Ministry Lies in Bible Education
    Religious programs, including evangelical schools, are a major force for good behind bars.
  • Share the Gospel with Prisoners. Then Apply It to the System.
    Share the Gospel with Prisoners. Then Apply It to the System.
    Evangelicals are superb at the first task. To what extent do they embrace the second as well?
  • Little Christs or Little Caesars
    Little Christs or Little Caesars
    Faithfulness is not easy for the politically powerful.
  • Burl Cain Promises ‘Good Praying’ for Mississippi Prisons. It’s Not Enough.
    Burl Cain Promises ‘Good Praying’ for Mississippi Prisons. It’s Not Enough.
    For too long, evangelicals have compromised with the punitive politics of law and order.
  • Chuck Colson on What Richard Nixon Told Billy Graham
    Inside the Nixon Years
    Chuck Colson tells the inside story of the most controversial relationship in Graham's life.
  • Chuck Colson Was Not a Culture Warrior
    Chuck Colson Was Not a Culture Warrior
    And anyway, he stopped “winning” his battles a long time ago.
  • Against the Stream
    Against the Stream
    Chuck Colson had a prophetic voice because he first had a servant's heart.
  • Why Catholics and Evangelicals Can Be United Against Nihilism
    Why Catholics and Evangelicals Can Be United Against Nihilism
    Chuck Colson's vision for Christian unity and full-orbed reform lives on.
  • Chuck Colson and the Conscience of a Hatchet-Man
    Chuck Colson and the Conscience of a Hatchet-Man
    What's behind the snarky obituaries and media retrospectives infuriating many Christians.