The truth is a powerful thing.
As Christians, we’re called to live out the truth and to share it with those around us.
But it’s often difficult to separate truth from lies, especially in this time of intense cultural confusion.
One ministry offers practical help for Christians who want to make sure they’re finding clarity on issues that impact the world.
The Colson Center for Christian Worldview was founded by Charles “Chuck” Colson, a career politician who came to Christ after his involvement in the Watergate Scandal.
Colson knew from personal experience that our culture was swiftly succumbing to the tide of moral relativism. Having spent time in prison, he had seen firsthand the results of that perilous philosophy.
“Family, community, beauty, truth seem to be constantly eroding around us — while our news feeds are full of despair, anger, and division,” writes the Colson Center. “How are Christians to make sense of the world around us?”
The ministry recognizes that we, as Christians, are called to approach truth in a special way that differentiates us from the culture around us.
“How can we make sure we have clarity in our daily lives?” the organization asks, reflecting on the need for Christians to stand firm on important issues when culture seems to change its mind every day.
The Colson Center exists to fill a need for spiritual education. The organization strives to equip Christians “to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment.”
We as Christians need sound doctrine, and we also need to understand how to apply that doctrine to everyday situations in order to impact our culture.
To that end, the Colson Center offers several programs centered on faith and education, including BreakPoint, the Colson Fellows, and What Would You Say?
BreakPoint, a cultural commentary program, offers “incisive content that cuts through the fog of relativism and the news cycle with truth and compassion.”
This content comes in the form of podcasts, news articles, and reflections on the role of Christian theology in current events. Renowned speakers, writers, and theologians share Biblical views on topics ranging from marriage to Black Friday, to space research and protests.
The resources offered by BreakPoint provide training to “unlock every believer’s calling to restore culture.” If Christians think through God’s views on current issues, the Colson Center believes, they can lead a cultural movement toward restoration.
The Colson Fellows program joins BreakPoint in this goal of cultural restoration. Through this program, Christians from all walks of life are equipped to become leaders of cultural change.
Colson Fellows complete a ten-month program of Bible study and intensive leadership training, engaging in “substantive conversations about matters affecting today’s culture.” Each Fellow is encouraged to take a leadership role in their ministry or workplace in order to influence change.
The Colson Fellows program builds on the resources offered by BreakPoint in order to give Christian leaders practical skills for ministry. Many Fellows have established worldview programs, counseling and mentorship ministries, and online schools for believers.
What Would You Say, another program offered by the Colson Center, offers training and advice for Christians who don’t feel called to a leadership or Fellow role but still want to be well-prepared to defend the faith in everyday life.
What Would You Say provides “compelling, repeatable answers to questions about faith and culture that show the Gospel is both true and good.” The program presents relatable videos that cover current topics like gender identity, family structure, and the value of life.
The program wants to prepare Christians to discuss the issues of our day in a time when believers often shy away from conversations about politics and policy for fear of offending others or having no answer.
All of these programs serve the greater goal of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview: to proclaim Christian truth in every area of life.
It’s important work that every Christian should take advantage of, especially in our current cultural climate.
Whatever question you’re facing today, chances are the Colson Center has an easily accessible resource to answer it. Take advantage of those resources today!
Also, if you’re interested in learning more about Chuck Colson’s powerful testimony, read our article entitled, From Politics to Prison to Praise: The Transformed Life of Chuck Colson.