The late Chuck Colson, former Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon, knew firsthand what it meant to have a problem with abusing power. But after he was sent to prison, he was no longer enamored by “earthly kings.” Colson’s life was radically transformed by “the power of the King of Kings living in us and the eternal values of God, which are so transcendent.”
About Today's Guest: Chuck Colson
Chuck Colson is the late founder of the Prison Fellowship Ministry (PFM), Prison Fellowship International (PFI) and The Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He was a best-selling author of many books, an international speaker, a syndicated columnist and commentator on his radio program, BreakPoint. Colson received his Bachelor’s Degree with honors in history from Brown University, and completed his Juris Doctor with honors at George Washington University Law School. He was sent to prison in 1974 for his involvement in the Watergate scandal under President Richard Nixon. During the trial, Colson became a born-again Christian. After serving 7 months, he started Prison Fellowship as a way to minister to the incarcerated. During his lifetime, Colson held 15 honorary doctorates, and was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1993. He died in 2012 at the age of 80.