Mr. Conductor!

Alec Baldwin was the narrator for several “Thomas the Tank Engine” videos and played “Mr. Conductor” in a mercifully forgettable “Thomas” movie. Need I say his vicious phone-message rant against his daughter, in which he called her a pig, seems to contradict the improably wholesome image the outspoken liberal Baldwin was promoting?

I’m tempted to laugh, until I realize what embarrassment I might face if my private “tapes” were replayed to the public. One day, of course, they will be, and none of us will be able to hide behind the roles we have played. What is whispered in darkness will be shouted from the rooftops.

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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