April 26, 2012
Chuck Colson to Be Buried at Quantico, Honored at the National Cathedral (Updated)
The evangelical leader will be buried with full military honors.
Chuck Colson, who died Saturday, will be buried in the coming days at a private family service at Quantico National Cemetery with full military honors.
Prison Fellowship is working with the National Cathedral to schedule a public memorial service, a spokesperson said. CT will update this post when a date for the service becomes available.
Update: A public memorial service will be held at Washington National Cathedral Wednesday, May 16, at 10 a.m. The service is open to the public and seating is limited. There will be reserved seating for individuals who RSVP to a formal invitation. Others will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. The service will also be webcast live on the Cathedral's website.
Articles on Colson, his death, and his legacy include:
Evangelical Leader Chuck Colson Dead at 80 | The infamous convicted Nixon adviser became famous for prison reform, evangelical-Catholic dialogue, and his Christian worldview.
Remembering Charles Colson, a Man Transformed | The real story of how "Nixon's hatchet man" ended up in, out, and back in prison (and the White House), shaping a movement in the process. Jonathan Aitken
Chuck Colson and the Conscience of a Hatchet-Man | What's behind the snarky obituaries and media retrospectives infuriating many Christians. Russell Moore
Q & A: Karl Rove on Colson | President Bush's deputy chief of staff explains the former Nixon adviser's widespread impact. Interview by Sarah Pulliam Bailey
The Legacy of Prisoner 23226 | After leaving prison, Charles Colson became one of America's most significant social reformers (July 9, 2001)
Colson was a regular columnist for Christianity Today from 1985 until his death.