Chris Pratt is a popular actor, recently featured in Jurassic World. While already a believer, Chris says his faith deepened considerably with the birth of his son. His son was born prematurely and faced the probability of disabilities. Though the child is healthy now, it was an ordeal for Pratt and his wife. Rather than being destroyed by this event, the experience drew the family closer to God. Pratt said, “It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it. The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him, and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.”


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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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