Evidently there is a real psychological syndrome called Paris Syndrome. It happens when people visit the famous French city with very high expectations about its beauty and romance, only to be disappointed by reality. It has been reported that a dozen or so people experience this every tourist season.
Is it possible that some people have Church Syndrome? They come to our churches and leave disappointed. Perhaps they have too high a hope about what we can do for them or how exciting they want church to be. On the other hand, we should do our best to be the kind of church Jesus wants us to be and at least reduce the number of Church Syndrome cases.

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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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