Like Mike–Not

Last week Michael and Juanita Jordan announced they are divorcing after 17 years of marriage. I have no idea what precipitated this decision, but after winning six NBA championships and uncounted big-bucks endorsement deals, MJ’s stock has inevitably fallen amid reports of marital infidelity, a bad gambling habit, indifferent work as a basketball executive, and revelations of what a jerk he was to teammates who didn’t measure up to his standards.

Yes, Jordan set a great example as a player, but not as a man. No, I don’t want to be like Mike.

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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