Sometimes we obsess about what our critics think of us. Often their opinions are based on prejudgments and untruths. The magazine Mental Floss printed an interesting story about Native American tribes and what they called themselves versus what their tribal enemies called them. One tribe self-described as “People of the Flint,” while their enemies called them “Mohawks,” which means “man-eaters.” Another tribe called themselves “People of the Big Voice,” while their enemies called them the “Winnebago,” which means “people of the smelly waters.”

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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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