Rebuilding Questions

New Orleans is built on a floodplain, yet I’ve heard little acknowledgment of that fact. Instead, the talk is all about rebuilding. The city’s corruption and sick civic culture geography aside, it makes no sense to rebuild the city the way it was. Even if you strengthen the levees, another catastropic flood is a certainty, perhaps 40 years from now … or maybe next week.

Talk about a waste of taxpayer dollars. Given failures at all levels of government related to Hurricane Katrina, I’m not confident our elected officials (from Nagin to Bush) will do the job right, if it can be done at all.

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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