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April 23, 2012
On the Shoulders of Giants
We’ve lost an important voice. What now? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point.
Isaac Newton once said, “If I’ve seen further than most, it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants.” We’ve lost a giant—a giant of a leader, a giant of a voice, a giant of a story, a giant of truth, a giant of a man.
Chuck Colson deeply impacted my life, and anyone I know involved in worldview teaching and cultural engagement—at least in a helpful way—point to Chuck as an inspiration and influence. As younger voices like myself try to figure out how to think about the Gospel and culture in a faithful way, I know what he would say: all of our efforts, whether teaching or charity, must be undergirded by Truth and we must approach everyone—even those with whom we disagree—as having dignity and value because they are made in the image of God.
Chuck Colson lived these truths in his life, from helping prisoners to fighting for the unborn and vulnerable to defending traditional marriage. I thank God for him. For thePointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.
Chuck Colson (1931-2012)