Prison Fellowship's The Point ran a one-minute radio spot referencing my CT column "Olympic Snapshot." You can listen to the spot here. Here's the text:
"What can the Olympics teach us about heaven? Hi, I'm Mark Earley and this is The Point. With China's record of human rights abuse, the Beijing Olympics have been shrouded in controversy. But that can overshadow a lesson that the Olympics may hold for us. As Al Hsu recently pointed out in Christianity Today, the Olympic Games give us a snapshot, that for some of us is the closest we may come to seeing the international, multiethnic nature of the kingdom of God. One day people from every tribe and tongue and nation will worship Jesus Christ. Even today, our own churches should be shaped by this rich diversity.
"So as you watch the Games, let the reminder of the many flags and faces of people from all across the world stimulate your imagination. Because one day, nations will come not to compete for the gold, but to lay crowns at the feet of the true victor, Jesus Christ. I'm Mark Earley, and that's The Point. For more, visit us at thepoint.breakpoint.org."
And what thrills me most about this spot is that they pronounced my last name correctly! Thanks, BreakPoint. I appreciate it.