Someone published a book picturing the many shapes
of the cross. It has been stylized in a dozen ways. There is a
Latin cross, a Greek cross, an Egyptian cross, a Jerusalem cross, a
cross of St. Andrew, and an iron cross. Artists and architects have
modified its basic form in many ways. I suppose that does no harm,
but we must never modify the meaning of the cross – Christ died for
our sins!

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

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About The Author


A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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