Joni Eareckson Tada Will Receive Biola’s Colson Award

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 16, 2017
  • In the Media

Joni Eareckson TadaOn February 22, Joni will receive Biola University’s Charles W. Colson Conviction and Courage Award! Recipients of this award demonstrate a commitment to the unshakeable truths of a biblical worldview, as well as a willingness to act on biblical convictions, however risky or challenging it may be. 

"Joni Eareckson Tada has long been a shining light in the Christian world, a woman whose life has been a testimony of conviction, courage, and compassion," said Biola President, Barry H. Corey. "Our award selection committee wanted to honor Joni's convictions as they are expressed in her tireless advocacy for the disabled; the worldwide impact she has made through books and articles on suffering and disability; and the courage she has demonstrated in living a Christ-honoring life as a disabled person."

Joni will also speak at their Founder's Day chapel when she receives the award. To watch the ceremony, tune in on Biola's Facebook page for a Live event. 



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I have always looked up to Joni and also her husband. What a testament she gives of her life. She has said we all have some kind of handicap .
  • Feb. 19, 2017
  • 11:51 a.m.
  • Darlene Coulson
Congratulations Joni - I cannot think of a better recipient for this 'conviction and courage' award. Your life and ministry has been such an inspiration. May your blessings continue.
  • Feb. 17, 2017
  • 2:07 p.m.
  • Judith Harper
All I have to say is that I agree with Barry Corey. You are indeed and inspiration to many, if not all.
  • Feb. 17, 2017
  • 9:15 a.m.
  • David P Vuillier
Hi Joni, I am happy for u finely u got award I love u Love Collee😇😇
  • Feb. 17, 2017
  • 7:23 a.m.
  • ColleenSpencer
Congratulations Joni!!!! You do excellent and precious work!!! Just the right person to get the award.
  • Feb. 17, 2017
  • 2:14 a.m.
  • Marja Poutiainen
Congratulations!! Your life and love for the Lord has been inspiration to me and my family. Blessings and lots and of love.
  • Feb. 16, 2017
  • 2:39 p.m.
  • Maureen shaw