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National Radio Address Praises Union President

JACKSON, Tenn.Jan. 31, 2003 – Prominent Christian author and speaker Charles Colson praised the work of Union University president David S. Dockery in promoting a Christian worldview as part of his Jan. 31 BreakPoint national radio commentary.

“Virtually every course taught at Union reflects what Dockery calls ‘a passion for learning based on the supposition that all truth is God’s truth,’” Colson said. He recognized Dockery’s work at Union as one of the “best examples of this emerging interest in worldview.”

“We are grateful for Mr. Colson’s strong and stirring endorsement of Union University,” said Dockery regarding the address. “The coupling of the university’s commitment to rigorous academics and its dedication to a Christian worldview make the Union education distinctive in today’s world.”

Colson also cited the book Shaping a Christian Worldview: The Foundations of Christian Higher Education, edited by Dockery and Union professor Gregory Thornbury, as an excellent display of Dockery’s commitment to an education which engages the culture with Christian thinking.

Colson is the author of more than twenty books on the Christian life and worldview, a syndicated columnist, and the host of BreakPoint, a nationally syndicated daily radio broadcast. He is also the founder and chairman of the board of Prison Fellowship, an international organization that assists prisoners and their families.

In recent years, Colson has developed a strong relationship with Union, based on the commitment to Christian worldview shared by Colson, Dockery and the university’s trustees. The Charles Colson Chair of Faith and Culture at Union University was established in 2002 and is currently held by Dr. Harry L. Poe. Colson also teaches through Union’s online learning program.

“We appreciate and admire Mr. Colson’s strong example in the area of worldview thinking,” said Dockery.

Note to media: For the full text of today’s BreakPoint commentary by Charles Colson, visit http://www.breakpoint.org.


Media contact: Chris Allen, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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