Chuck Colson

In the Old Testament, God often sent people to find particular individuals to lead. Today, in our modern democracy, free citizens act as God?s agents for choosing leaders, and we do it by voting.

So there?s no excuse for those who don?t take the trouble to vote. But to vote, you have to register. That?s why, in answer to MTV?s Rock the Vote, a group of Christian musicians are endorsing an effort called Redeem the Vote. At Christian rock concerts and festivals throughout the summer groups like Verbs and Joshua 33 will be encouraging Christian young people to register by visiting the Redeem the Vote booth at the concert or to register online at

While polls show that Christian young people care about the issues that have an impact on our lives, most of them are not registered to vote. That means they are left out of the political process. Redeem the Vote wants to change that. So register today, get young people to register, and then, in November, get out of the pews and into the polling booth to perform our sacred duty of choosing our leaders.

For further reading and information:

Learn more about Redeem the Vote . The site includes information on how to register to vote in your area.

BreakPoint Commentary No. 031029, ? Never Too Young: Teaching Your Kids about Civic Duty .?

BreakPoint Commentary No. 031022, ? Doing Our Homework: Believing Isn?t Enough .?

BreakPoint Commentary No. 021104, ? Voting for Less Evil .? (Free registration required.)

See the ?Worldview for Parents? page, ? Why Should I Vote? ?

Matt Kaufman, ? Sex, Lies and MTV ,? Boundless, 25 October 2000 .

Calvin K. Coolidge, ? See You at the Polls ,? Boundless, 19 October 2000 .

The BreakPoint Role of Government packet includes five booklets that explain the role of faith in public life. Call 1-877-322-5527 to order.

Catherina Hurlburt , ? Fighting Apathy ,? BreakPointWorldView, November 2002.

Peter Kreeft, How to Win the Culture War (InterVarsity, 2002).

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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