Embracing The Colson Way
Reviewed by Nathan Finn, Canon & Culture
. . . I’ve become convinced that many of these jaded millennial evangelicals think the way they do because they aren’t aware of some of the most thoughtful and winsome role models they could draw upon, especially from the previous generation. This is why Owen Strachan’s new book is so important. The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World (Nelson, 2015) is an appreciative biography of Charles “Chuck” Colson (1931–2012), one of the leading evangelical public intellectuals from the mid-1970s to his death in 2012. I believe this is a timely book for a kairos moment among evangelicals navigating American culture. . . .

Human Dignity in a World of Abortion Clinics
by Russell D. Moore, russellmoore.com
On a Sunday this January, probably of whatever year it is when you read this (at least as long as I’m living), I will probably be preaching somewhere in a church on “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.” Here’s a confession: I hate it. . . .

The Pope’s Visit
by William Doino Jr., First Things
When Pope Francis arrives in America next month, he will undoubtedly find a very different country than did Paul VI, John Paul II, or Benedict XVI. In the past decade, the culture of death has gained momentum (even as pro-life marches and valiant efforts to chip away at it continue), the sexual revolution has expanded into runaway legal and popular support for same-sex marriage and gender ideology, and religious liberty, once regarded as our country’s “first freedom,” has come under sustained attack. . . .