Too Much of a Good Thing

Last week a Sacramento radio station held a contest. Contestants were competing for a hot new video game. The rules? Whoever drank the most bottled water without going to the bathroom would be the winner. Unfortunately, no one remembered the inconvenient medical fact that too much of a good thing, even water, can be deadly. And indeed one of the contestants died of water intoxication. Even the winner became ill.

The only question is whether the deceased woman should be nominated posthumously for a Darwin Award. My vote would be for the station’s promotions director.

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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