In Nederland, Colo., they have a strange festival called, “Frozen Dead Guy Festival.” It commemorates Bredo Morstoel, who had himself cryogenically frozen. There are all kinds of events such as coffin races, a polar plunge and snow sculptures, all culminating in a tour of Mostoel’s shed, where his frozen remains are stored. We do a lot of funny things to try to deny death, but it still will come. Our Sunday and Easter celebrations are not about a person whose body remains lifeless and frozen. We celebrate a Savior who rose from the dead and lives forever in eternity.

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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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