Chuck Colson Announces Alliance with Biola University

Partnership with New Christian Worldview Center Announced at Reagan Library

Oct. 23, 2009 By Jenna Bartlo



The convergence of public and private Christian leaders took a step forward Oct. 22, 2009 as Chuck Colson and Biola University announced a strategic alliance for a shared vision of equipping our next generation of leaders.

The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, an online ministry of BreakPoint and Prison Fellowship, and Biola University, a private Christian institution, announced today at a private dinner at the Reagan library, a collaborative partnership to equip others to serve their communities, cultures, churches and society.

“I am so thrilled that Biola University — a leading Christian university and a bastion of biblical orthodoxy — is joining with the Colson Center for Christian Worldview in this movement to equip believers to embrace and defend the faith and to be salt and light in the public square,” said Chuck Colson, founder of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

By combining Biola University’s biblically-centered education and the Worldview Center’s online influence, Biola professors that are currently wrestling with provocative material in the classroom will have the opportunity to disseminate it to the community at large.

“In today’s hyperlinked, globalized world, there is an undeniable impulse toward cooperation, partnership and networked collaboration—thinking and acting not alone but as part of a larger collective of individuals and institutions with a unified purpose,” said Barry H. Corey, Biola University president.

“It is the desire of Biola University to become an architect and leader of collaborative ventures, building coalitions to tackle large and complex problems that can be better solved collectively.”

The partnership is designed to bring the strengths of the two influential organizations together. The focus is on providing content from Biola faculty leaders in the disciplines needed by the worldview center and adding Biola generated content to an online resource center housing thousands of worldview resources and references. The online center will also point users to the rich resources Biola has to offer as a leading Christian university and will allow for exploration for future opportunities between the two organizations.

“Now is the time for biblically sound worldview ministries and institutions to work together to form a movement for restoring the Gospel of the Kingdom and the hope of that Good News to the churches,” said Colson.

About The Chuck Colson Center for Worldview

The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview is a unique web portal, designed for users to reclaim Biblical truth and grow in faith as they use the virtual library to conduct research, join classes and experience soul-stretching education. The Colson Center links with a wide range of worldview ministries whose resources and materials are available by searching the site. Using the writings, speeches, and other materials of Chuck Colson as the "first floor" of its resources, the center builds upon that to erect an edifice of worldview information, resources, and training from every age and sector of the Christian heritage. Following a Framework of Truth based on the Christian worldview, The Colson Center exists to equip others for the realization of transformed lives, churches, communities, cultures, societies, and times.  Visit www.ColsonCenter.org

Written by Brenda Velasco, Manager of Public Relations and Internal Communications. Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator, can be reached at (562) 777-4061 or through email at jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu       

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