Charles W. Colson, 1931-2012

From First Thoughts

Charles Colson has gone home to be with the Lord. The Prison Fellowship ministry family invites you to join in celebrating his life.My son, Jonathan, and I bumped into him at his BreakPoint ministry office a few years ago. It was my first visit there, just dropping in on Travis McSherley, the editor . . . . Continue Reading »

Please Pray for Chuck Colson

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Please pray for Chuck Colson and for his family members, who have been called to his bedside in Fairfax, Virginia. Please pray also for the staff at Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, who call him founder, brother, and . . . . Continue Reading »

Reason Rally in a Pickle

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The organizers of the upcoming secularist Reason Rally have placed themselves in a pickle. It will be interesting to see how this plays out for these who portray themselves as the defenders of reason and science. Every scientist knows it’s unprofessional to draw conclusions from a . . . . Continue Reading »

The More You Want

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David Cross earned new bragging rights at the White House a while back, according to a Fox News report yesterday. That’s what he was after, and that’s what he gained, when he did cocaine at a dinner there in 2009: “It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did . . . . Continue Reading »

Perfectly Not Wrong

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Not long ago I ran across a modern translation of Hamlet’s famous soliloquy on death. Shakespeare’s original is on the page above it, providing a most instructive comparison. The translation does a fine job of capturing the passage’s propositional content. I can imagine how much it . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Passing of Christopher Hitchens

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He was an ardent opponent of Christianity, but I will miss him.I sat in the front row for his debate with Dinesh D’Souza in Charlotte, NC last year (or was it in 2009?). Hitchens spoke first. It may have been the only time he had D’Souza completely flat-footed and unable to disagree with . . . . Continue Reading »