News reports recently told the story of a nine-year-old San Diego boy who took over at the wheel of his family car and got caught driving it.  In some ways, however, the boy was a hero.  He took the wheel because his father was too drunk to drive.  The boy’s courage was amazing, but also amazing is the irresponsibility of a parent who could let this happen.

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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.