Colson Featured in WaPo

Chuck Colson and the Centurions Program are featured today on the front page of the Washington Post's Style section.

Please give it a read and tell me what you think about it. There's a lot of discussion in the office today  . . . "Accurate."  "Love it!"  "Too snarky!"  "What's this 'Army' stuff?" "Ugh," etc.

The takeaway for me was that the Post did get this right: Colson does see a crisis in the church, he isn't riding off into the sunset (or the golf course), and he's spending all of his time teaching others his understanding of the faith and Christian worldview.

Would love your thoughts.

Comments:

WaPo article
WaPo is part of the controlled media new world order conglomerate; kind of made you sound like an old white boy cult. They certainly know how to minimize "sanctity of life". Maybe you should minimize the gay issue and focus more on loving victims of rape in prison? Use your Nixon knowledge to put the finger on how the CIA agenda works independent of the government, and centralized bank (fed) scandal. Did you really hang with Rove? Repent on that. I liked your quote they included on capitalism: "The more there is competition and dissent, the healthier every society is . . . all economic systems are not morally neutral”. Jesus Rules!
One thumb up
I don't like the way the Post insinuates Colson is pointing at himself as the great example when in truth Chuck is and always has emphatically pointed to Christ, His Word and those who have advanced the kingdom in so many ways.

But all in all, I don't think it was negative exposure and it definitely conveyed that Chuck's Christianity is real and not false and his work sincere.
Mollie Hemmingway's take on it is worth a read:

http://www.getreligion.org/2011/03/mean-girls-take-on-chuck-colson/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mean-girls-take-on-chuck-colson
Not a great representation of Chuck
I've had the distinct pleasure and honor of working for Chuck for the last year and a half. As one of the producers of the Two-Minute Warning video commentaries and a blogger for the Manhattan Declaration, I have had the opportunity to speak with him a lot about his work and general vision. I have never gotten the impression that Chuck is looking to glorify himself through his ministry. In contrast, I've personally been impacted by his humility.

As such, I don't think the article has a general framework of Chuck's selflessness and desire to serve God. There are certainly elements of it that are accurate and endearing, but the idea that he is trying to clone "himself" rather than help do within others what has been done within him is probably not the message that fits his personality the best. He does not want mini-Chuck Colsons so much as movement of fellow believers who have been as dramatically transformed as he has. The transformation in his life was DEFINITELY well said in the article.

I also don't know Chuck as well as many of the other BP contributors to this blog, and will defer to their thoughts first on what Chuck really wants to do with his ministry and what he wants his legacy to be.




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