If You Want to Change American Culture, Should You Be Running for President?

By JIM GERAGHTY

It’s easy to imagine an America with a better, healthier, culture: Children raised by moms and dads in stable homes. Teenagers finishing high school and going on to trade school or college. Young adults staying away from crime and addictions of all kinds. Neighbors looking out for each other, instead of calling the cops on children of “free-range parents” they deem insufficiently irresponsible. Folks who are facing hard times embraced by a warm support network of family, friends, neighbors, and their broader community — Americans going through their lives reassured by the sense that if they stumble and fall, their churches, synagogues, and other faith groups and Burkean platoons will be there to catch them and help them back on their feet.

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 BreakPoint.org. 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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