Pathway editor to study under Chuck Colson
JEFFERSON CITY – Pathway Editor Don Hinkle has been selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide to participate in a 13-month distance-learning/networking program led by noted author and Christian apologist Chuck Colson.
The Centurions Program equips Christian leaders to “engage a starving culture with the choice fruits of biblical truth,” according to the program’s Web site. Studying under Colson and other leaders and teachers, participants learn to handle accurately the Bible as it applies to every area of life and culture – including politics, education, mass media and the arts, bioethics, business, and marriage and family.
“Each year we select 100 Christians … and train them through an intense combination of rigorous reading assignments, teleconferences, three weekend residences, worldview devotionals, weekly newsletters, monthly meetings with accountability and prayer partners, and a thriving online forum that supports a free-flowing exchange of ideas and values,” Colson said in a statement announcing the 2008 Centurions Program on the BreakPoint ministry Web site. The Centurions Program is a program of BreakPoint, which along with Prison Fellowship comprise Prison Fellowship Ministries headquartered near Washington, D.C.
Hinkle was nominated by Dick Bott, chairman and founder of the Overland Park, Kan.-based Bott Radio Network; Monte Shinkle, a past president of the Missouri Baptist Convention and pastor of Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City; and Scott Lamb, pastor, Providence Baptist Church, St. Louis.
Hinkle has been editor of The Pathway since its creation in June 2002. He has been a reporter and editor for four daily newspapers prior to entering the Gospel ministry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va. in 1988, and a master’s degree in Christian Education & Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He has also studied at the Acton Institute for the Study of Liberty and Religious Freedom in Grand Rapids, Mich., and at the WORLD Journalism Institute in Charlotte, N.C. Hinkle and his wife, Bernadette, are members of Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City.