On Dec. 8, 1796, George Washington appeared before a joint session of Congress. It was his last. A congressman from Virginia bitterly assailed Congress for praising Washington, saying, “Nobody remembers his name!” Really? There is Washington, D.C., the Washington Monument, Washington State, Washington University, and too many more to mention them all. The critics fade away. The doers are remembered.

Mike Shannon is professor of preaching at the Russell School of Ministry of Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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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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