Charles W. Colson, Watergate Felon Who Became Evangelical Leader, Dies at 80

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Mr. Colson was sent to prison after pleading guilty to obstructing justice in the Watergate affair. After having what he called his religious awakening behind bars, he spent much of the rest of his life ministering to prisoners, preaching the Gospels and helping to forge a coalition among Republican politicians, evangelical church leaders and Roman Catholic conservatives, helping to change the dynamics of American politics.

It was a remarkable reversal....

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4 Comments
Posted April 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Ad Orientem wrote:

Memory eternal.

April 21, 9:14 pm | [comment link]
2. Br. Michael wrote:

May the Lord Bless you and keep you,
May He show His face to you and be merciful to you.
May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace,
May the Lord bless you, Chuck.

April 22, 6:38 am | [comment link]
3. jkc1945 wrote:

I believe Mr. Colson may have been a fair example of a 20th-century Saul of Tarsus, at least as it relates to his conversion and subequent lifelong enthusiasm for his Lord, and for his work. 
“Well done, good and faithful servant” . . . . Rest in peace, Mr. Colson.

April 22, 7:48 am | [comment link]
4. MichaelA wrote:

I found Chuck Colson’s writings very helpful, full of sound wisdom.  His work with prison fellowship was particularly inspiring.

I suppose it was in part because he had seen the reality of the human condition and redemption in a starker light than some of us, but also just the spirit that the Lord placed on him.

April 22, 10:10 am | [comment link]
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