Dianne and I had the pleasure of attending the Doing the Right Thing Tour stop at Wooddale Church this past Saturday. Chuck Colson was the headliner for a group that included Dr. Timothy George of Beeson Divinity School, John Stonestreet of Summit Ministries, and Steven C. Tourek of The Marvin Companies.
Among the speakers, however, Dr. Scott Rae, Chair, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Biola University, was the highlight for me as he spoke directly and passionately on the value of human life, along with the challenges facing both the unborn and the very elderly in our present culture.
But the overall highlight of the conference came between the first and second halves of the conference. Dianne and I sat near the front and observed Chuck Colson talking with a very elderly man, giving him direct, special attention in the midst of a sea of people. Dianne commented that she wanted to cry, it was so moving to see him honor this old saint.
I’ve read Breakpoint for a long time, and have known about Prison Fellowship for even longer. His public statements on the inherent dignity and value of human life are well known.
On Saturday I got an up-close view that he really means it.