Forty years ago today, we took one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind (and I was “there,” thanks to Walter Cronkite, who did not quite live to see this day). Yet after we took this giant leap our problems didn’t go away: stagflation, budget deficits, educational deficits, terrorism, war, declining morals. Yes, much changed when we put men on the moon, but even more didn’t. We can put people on a barren satellite hurtling along a quarter of a million miles away. But we cannot change the human heart, which in some ways remains more alien than the harshest lunar landscape.

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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