Colson on Unity

Tullian Tchividjian:

Not long ago I had the privilege of meeting with Chuck Colson for coffee. He was remarkably gracious, humble, encouraging, hopeful, and intelligent. We talked for more than an hour about life and ministry. We talked about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the evangelical movement. He spoke of his concern over the way we allow our differences (important as they may be) to become divisions. He sadly admitted that in his experience the Christian community can be just as cold as the political community. At one point he said, “I’ve seen more backbiting inside the church than I can remember seeing in the halls of political power as President Nixon’s hatchet man.”

Unfashionable, p. 101

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