Weather and Migration

As the disturbing news reports continue to roll in from the Gulf Coast, I have to say that I’m doubly glad that we moved to the Midwest. You can hunker down for a blizzard or tornado and probably survive, but when a hurricane comes barreling down on you, all you can do is board up and leave … if that.

If the current weather pattern change to more frequent and powerful Atlantic hurricanes holds, it could reverse the nation’s long southern migration. After all, who wants to put up with the annual threat of a killer hurricane (or two)? Such a reversal could have profound demographic, electoral, and financial implications.

But we can sort out all that later. The thing to do now is to help the victims. If you can, write a check today. And pray.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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