Chuck Colson

Posted November 29, 2007

Just before Thanksgiving, researchers in Wisconsin and Japan announced a breakthrough in stem-cell research. This time, it was good news for those of us who believe in the sanctity of human life.

Posted November 22, 2007

Despite howls of protest, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue publicly prayed that God would send rain to his drought-stricken state. It is exactly what the Pilgrims would have done—and did.

Posted November 12, 2007

I was deeply moved by Navy Lt. Michael Murphy's story, which is recounted in Marcus Luttrell’s riveting bestseller, but R-rated book, Lone Survivor. What better time than Veterans Day to remind our youth of these precious stories?

Posted November 08, 2007

Since late September, the crackdown on pro-democracy forces in Burma has brought unwelcome attention to one of the most oppressive regimes on Earth. Given the coverage, people might be surprised to learn that Burma not only has a substantial Christian population, but that these Christians have long been the junta’s preferred target.

Posted October 29, 2007

This week is White Ribbon against Pornography Week—a good time to remind ourselves of how destructive porn is. The numbers are staggering.

Posted October 24, 2007

Having grown up in Boston buying 60-cent seats to the bleachers to watch my heroes, the Red Sox, I became a lifelong fan. But now they are playing the Colorado Rockies, which is going to test my loyalty as a member of the Red Sox nation.

Posted October 24, 2007

One of the most disillusioning recent moments for me was when the New York Times ran that ad—at a discount, by the way—for calling General Petraeus “General Betray Us.” This honorable West Point graduate with a distinguished military career: We do this to him?

Posted October 23, 2007

Hundreds of thousands of American military personnel have placed their lives on the line for an ungrateful nation. And there is plenty of blame to go around.

Posted October 16, 2007

A 1991 Book-of-the-Month Club and Library of Congress survey asked members which book had most influenced their lives. As expected, the Bible finished first. Unexpectedly, Rand’s most famous book, the novel Atlas Shrugged, finished second.

Posted October 09, 2007

One of the biggest obstacles facing what’s called the “New Atheism” is the issue of morality.

Posted October 02, 2007

Under intense goading from the gay-rights lobby, the House of Representatives is poised to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, called ENDA. This legislation would add “sexual orientation” to civil rights law. If passed, ENDA would cut deeply into the religious rights and freedoms of all Americans.

Posted September 12, 2007

Every time you turn around, a presidential candidate whips out his Bible—or a position paper—to let us know how faithful he or she is. Senator John Edwards (D-N.C.) says God "would be happy with the fact that" he's focused on people without health care. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) says we should "discuss religion . . . in the positive sense of what it tells us about our obligations towards one another." Republicans, also, are quick to point out how faith informs their policies.

Posted September 07, 2007

It is good to be back to work this week, refreshed from our summer breaks. Patty and I took our time in August to visit our son and daughter-in-law and their two children at their beach cottage on the lovely island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts—yes, that Martha’s Vineyard, made famous by the Kennedys, the Clintons, and scores of other politicians and media figures who take refuge on this lovely wooded island, covered with charming cedar-shingled cottages, rocky wind-swept coastlines, and surrounded by yachts.

Posted August 24, 2007

Since 1782, the Latin phrase E pluribus unum—“out of many, one”—has appeared on the Great Seal of the United States.

Posted August 08, 2007

A young coed named Heather paid a visit to her campus health clinic. She told the doctor she was suffering from depression. The doctor explored possible causes, but Heather could not come up with any reasons for her sadness. Oh, wait—there is one thing, she remembered. Since Thanksgiving, she said, “I’ve had a ‘friend with benefits.’” That is, a male friend that she is not in a relationship with, but has casual sex with.

Posted August 03, 2007

As the summer grinds on, the war of words over the real war in Iraq is growing hotter every day. Critics of the war are saying that the American people are fed up and want the troops to come home; that the Iraqi government needs to step up and take responsibility for the growing violence; that the war is straining our military—and our soldiers—to the breaking point.

Posted July 20, 2007

Are Americans gradually becoming illiterate? It’s not because we never learned to read, but because we’re relying more and more on images instead of words.

Posted July 13, 2007

The lead in a recent Washington Post article paints a disturbing picture: “Children rank as the highest source of personal fulfillment for their parents but have dropped to one of the least-cited factors in a successful marriage, according to a national survey.”

Posted June 29, 2007

I have what some might consider the macabre habit of reading the casualty reports from Iraq every day in the New York Times. This may reflect the fact that I served in the military or that I worked in the White House during Vietnam.

Posted June 28, 2007

Recently, scientists warned that the red knot, a small shorebird, might join the Dodo on the list of birds driven to extinction by human activity.