Colson’s office claimed that accepting the Templeton prize gave Colson “a marvelous opportunity, not unlike that of Paul on Mars Hill, to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ clearly and powerfully to…many who have perverted the truth.” Sadly, however, the gospel was not presented. In his acceptance speech at Chicago’s 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions (as elsewhere), Colson began by saying that Jesus Christ had transformed his life and that He is God and “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” It was a good start, but he never got around to the essential explanation of what that meant. After all, Hindus believe that Jesus, along with everyone, is God; and New Agers believe that the way, truth, and life is within everyone. Colson ended by mentioning the cross and resurrection. But there was no explanation to distinguish the biblical meaning of these terms from the false beliefs of most in his audience.