Janice Shaw Crouse Responds to the Death of Chuck Colson

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Today, the Evangelical community lost one of it’s most eloquent speakers. Chuck Colson has gone to be with the Lord. Janice Shaw Crouse, Senior Fellow of Concerned Women for America’s Beverly LaHaye Institute, had this to say:

“Evangelical Christianity has lost one of its most authentic believers and witnesses. Chuck Colson spent his after-the-White-House years living out his repentance and redemption by serving the “least of these” in American society — prisoners and other vulnerable populations. He devoted countless hours to witnessing to the transformative power of believing in Jesus Christ. Over the last 30 years he has also been one of Evangelicalism’s most incisive and effective writers; with some 30 books and thousands of recorded speeches, his thoughts and Christian witness will continue to have profound influence for the One he called “Savior and Lord.” It was my privilege to be named ‘Woman of the Year’ alongside him as ‘Man of the Year’ in 2009 and to have him seek me out to express appreciation for my contribution to the ‘Christian Worldview’ conference on the day that he went to the hospital. Those are two personal memories that I will treasure; I am also inspired by the example of one transformed life lived totally for Christ and His Kingdom.”