Big Deal

Celebrities from the rarefied worlds of music and entertainment have decided to grant the rabble a noisy Hurricane Katrina benefit tonight, and their sycophants in the media have decided that we all must watch it. (That’s what the beautiful people do: jet in for a few hours, hold a press conference to blast the president, and return to their mansions.) Excuse me, but in case they haven’t noticed, the rest of the country has been on the job for two weeks.

Churches, mosques, synagogues, and private charities have been driving supplies down to the Gulf Coast, plucking people out of the water, and giving the newly homeless places to stay. The federal government just yesterday approved a $52 billion aid package. Most of us have thought of little else since the catastrophe occurred.

So I hope the glitterati won’t take it too personally if I skip their big deal.

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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