King and Sports

Today, on Martin Luther King Day, the civil rights leader’s dream remains only partly fulfilled. One of the bright spots of American society King may not have anticipated enjoys full integration and operates almost completely on merit. It is not politics, or academia, or even the business world. It is sports.

Two of the remaining four pro football coaches are African American, but the most heartening thing to me is the hugging and celebrating of players from all kinds of ethnic backgrounds, who come together for a common purpose … victory. In most sports, it doesn’t matter the color of your skin, but the size of your brain and strength of your heart.

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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