They’d Rather Have a G8

Poverty activist (and part-time singer) Bono is cheering the decision of (“hearltless Republican”) George W. Bush and other G8 leaders to double aid to poor nations and provide major debt relief. “If an Irish rock star can quote Churchill, this is not the end of extreme poverty, but it is the beginning of the end,” the U2 singer said. I hope he’s right, but without an end to Third World corruption and major worldview transformation in the poor regions of the world, we can expect to see lots more “Live Eight” concerts in the 21st century. While rich Western nations can help, poverty is ultimately the responsibility of the poor nations themselves.

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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