Known as Nixon's "hatchet man," Charles ("Chuck") Colson entered a plea of guilty to Watergate-related charges in 1974 and served seven months of a one-to-three year sentence.
In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners,
crime victims, and their families. In his 25 years as head of Prison Fellowship Ministries, Colson has visited prisons throughout the U.S. and the world and has built a movement working with more than 40,000 prison ministry volunteers, with ministries in 100 countries.
To help stem the cycle of crime and poverty, Prison Fellowship, under Colson's leadership, introduced
Angel Tree, a program that provides Christmas presents to more than 500,000 children of inmates annually on behalf of their incarcerated parents. Angel Tree has also launched a summer camping program, partnering with churches in eight selected areas around the country to send the children of prisoners to a Christian summer camp.
In 1983, Colson established Justice Fellowship, now the nation's largest faith-based criminal justice reform group.
In 1991 Colson launched a daily radio feature called "BreakPoint," presenting a distinct Christian worldview on everyday issues and conflicts. The program is aired daily on over 1,000 radio outlets
Colson has written more than 20 books, which have collectively sold more than five million copies. His autobiographical book Born Again was one of the nation's best-selling books of all genres in 1976 and
was made into a feature-length film.
Dr. Del Tackett
Dr. Del Tackett is former president of the Focus on the Family Institute and a former Senior Vice President of Focus on the Family. He is also the chief spokesperson for Focus on the Family's The Truth
Project—a nationwide initiative designed to bring the Christian worldview to the body of Christ.
Dr. Tackett served more than 20 years in the United States Air Force. During the George H. W. Bush
administration he served at the White House, where he was appointed by President Bush as the director
of technical planning for the National Security Council.
He now works with Coral Ridge Ministries as TV co-host for the show "Cross Examine." He still works
with The Truth Project, and publishes to his blog, Truth Observed.
Dr. Tackett is an adjunct professor at New Geneva Theological Seminary and Summit Ministries. As a
professor, Dr. Tackett has taught more than 30 undergraduate and graduate courses at three different
institutions over a 12 year period. He is also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. Dr.
Tackett holds three earned degrees (D.M., Colorado Technical University; M.S., Auburn University; B.S.,
Kansas State University).
Dr. Tackett has published a variety of written works including articles in Focus on the Family magazine
that address worldview and cultural issues.
John Stonestreet's passion is to illuminate a Biblical worldview for today's culture. He's a speaker, writer, cultural commentator, and collaborator of worldview initiatives. In his shared role with the Colson Center/Breakpoint and Summit Ministries, John directs conferenes and curriculum projects, speaks to groups nationally and internationally, consults on worldview education for schools and churches, and appears frequently on web and radio broadcasts.
As the new host of The Point, a daily national radio program, John provides thought-provoking commentaries on current events and life issues from a Biblical worldview. This short-feature speaks to listeners right where they're at...facing challenges and cultural questions that all of us deal with on a daily basis.
John holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN), and is the co-author of Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview (Sheffield Press). He and his wife Sarah have three daughters and a dog, and live in Colorado Springs, CO. Connect with John at ThePointRadio.org.
Dr. Robert George
Professor George has served on the President's Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee
to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. Currently he serves on UNESCO's
World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology. He is a member of the Council
on Foreign Relations.
George is the author of In Defense of Natural Law, Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public
Morality, and The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis. Professor George is a
recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal and many other honors, including the Stanley Kelley, Jr.
Teaching Award from Princeton's Department of Politics. He holds honorary doctorates of law, ethics,
science, letters, civil law, humane letters, and juridical science Professor George was the 2007 John
Dewey Lecturer in Philosophy of Law at Harvard University and the 2008 Judge Guido Calabresi Lecturer
at Yale University.
Michael Miller is the Director of Programs at the Acton Institute and also oversees Acton's international work. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, has an MA from Nagoya University's Graduate School of International Development (Japan), an MA in philosophy from Franciscan University, and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird (The American Graduate School of International Management). Before coming to Acton, he spent three years at Ave Maria College of the Americas in Nicaragua where he taught philosophy and political science and was the chair of the philosophy and theology department. He has almost 10 years of international experience and has lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He has been published in the Washington Times, The Detroit News, The LA Daily News, and Crisis. His research interests include political economy, moral philosophy, economic development, and political theory.
Host, Eric Metaxas
Eric Metaxas is the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery.
His writing was first published in Atlantic Monthly, and has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Regeneration Quarterly, Christianity Today, National Review Online, Beliefnet and First Things. The American Booksellers Association chose Metaxas's The Birthday ABC as a 1995 Pick of the List and Amazon.com honored his Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving with their Number One Bestseller Award for Thanksgiving 1999.
He has been featured numerous times on CNN, The Fox News Channel and other television networks, and has been a guest on NPR. He is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, a monthly event of entertaining and thought provoking discussions that feature such speakers as Sir John Polkinghorne, Dr. Armand Nicholi, Os Guinness, Lauren F. Winner and Peter Kreeft.
Metaxas serves on the vestry of Calvary/St. George's Episcopal Church, and lives in Manhattan, New York, with his wife and daughter.