Did you hear the story of the boy who brought home a very low grade on a test?  His mother asked, “Why did you get such a low mark on that test?”  His reply was, “Because of absence.”  The mother inquired, “You mean you were absent when they discussed the material?”  The student said, “No, the kid who sits next to me was absent the day of the test.”



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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