a classic Peanuts comic, Lucy asks Charlie Brown if he worries about the
world blowing up. Charlie responds by asking, “It all depends…what day
is today?” Lucy reports that it is Tuesday. Charlie replies, “Well,
on Tuesdays I worry about personality problems. Thursday is my day for worrying
about the world blowing up.” Most of us cannot compartmentalize our worry
like Charlie Brown does. Maybe we should remember the biblical admonition to be
anxious for nothing.


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

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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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