Soporific Spectacle

Insomniacs of the world, take heart! The Winter Olympics are here.

Remember when “the Games” meant something? You had the Soviet Union’s basketball team stealing the gold from the Americans. Then there was the “miracle on ice” when the U.S. team pulled off an upset for the ages. Today, however, we get treated to reports of Michelle Kwan having a rough practice and blaming it on the fact that she forgot to bring her iPod. (She has subsequently withdrawn because of injury.)

Face it. The marquee sport in the Winter Olympics is hockey, which is dying a slow death here in in the United States. I’d like to care, but I just don’t. While others watch, I’ll be waiting for spring training.

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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