Saint Kobe and Our Sin

The life of Kobe Bryant forces us to “deal with it”—and to look anew at our ideas of sin and redemption.

By Stan Guthrie

Anyone who says that 21st-century America is incurably irreligious needs only to consider the national reaction to the tragic death of retired basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, 41, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people near Calabasas, CA. Amid the scattered wreckage of the January 26 helicopter crash, the 20-year Los Angeles Laker has been not only lionized, but canonized.

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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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