Johnson’s Fumble

Chiefs star running back Larry Johnson, who is African American, says he can only relate to black coaches. A few thoughts: (1) Larry Johnson is apparently an incredibly sheltered and immature young man. It’s time to grow up, Larry. (2) Who says he needs to relate to his coaches anyway? Their job is to get him ready to play; his job is to play. Save the relating for your wife and kids. (3) What would be said nationally if a white player announced that he could only relate to white coaches? Methinks he would be benched like a third-string running back.

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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