A kindergarten teacher gave
her class a “show and tell” assignment. Each student was instructed
to bring in an object to share with the class that represented their

The first student got up in front
of the class and said, “My name is Benjamin and I am Jewish and this
is a Star of David.” The second student got up in front of the class
and said, “My name is Mary. I’m a Catholic and this is a Rosary.” The
third student got in up front of the class and said, “My name is
Tommy. I am Methodist, and this is a casserole.”


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

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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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