In my mindâ€™s eye, correctly or not, Colson is the Mind and Wallis is the Heart in the argument of a Christianâ€™s moral responsibility in society today. One espouses doctrinal accuracy and the other charitable compassion; one trusts the guiding of the heart and the other the guiding of the intellect. Compassion letâ€™s the heart of God lead the way and intellect looks for safer ground in the immutable Word of God and, in the words of Rudyard Kipling, â€œand never the twain shall meetâ€?.
It isnâ€™t that Chuck Colson is uncaring or that Jim Wallis is intellectually devoid but I will say that Colson is more of an ideologue while Wallis is more pragmaticâ€¦ Funny, you would think the opposite would be true.
It is a question of doing good verses being good. Wallis wants to deal with the hurt that is right here, right now and Colson is digging for the spiritual roots of society’s woes and neither may be getting it “right”.
Hereâ€™s the latest from the boys: