Barack Obama, so concerned about his “legacy,” is going to see Donald Trump dismantle it brick by brick from his new perch in Washington. The former president, if he’s really concerned about how he will be remembered, should take a page from the playbook of Jimmy Carter, another disappointment in the Oval Office.

Carter’s reputation was rescued not by continuing to advocate for his policies once he left office, but by his decision to build homes for the poor through Habitat for Humanity. With Obama’s hometown, Chicago, experiencing thousands of shootings every year, he ought to come back to the Windy City and use his considerable skills and influence to make a difference here.

Thousands died in Obama’s Chicago while the president golfed and pursued his progressive dreams in D.C. Obama actually has some good instincts when it comes to the need for strong fathers and intact families. Why not leverage them in the place that gave him so very much?

Just a thought.

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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