In a village cemetery in Austria there is a one-word epitaph. The stone marks the burial place of a child. The stone gives his name, the date of birth, the date of death, and then this epitaph: Warum—Why? Out of the depths of our own Gethsemanes and Golgothas we cry, “Why?” In the case of Jesus’ death on the cross, while it seemed senseless, we know why.

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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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