Near Skagen, Denmark, visitors can see the tower of the Tilsandede Kirke, the
Sand Covered Church. The tower is visible because this 14th century church has
been buried since the 1700’s. Shifting sand from the coast of Jutland has
covered much of the surrounding farmland and the church as well. Only the tower
is visible. What a metaphor for the danger the church always faces; the danger
of being buried beneath the sands of human opinions, power struggles, and
personality clashes.

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Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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