Richard Sherman, along with his late brother Robert, was a prolific song writer for the Walt Disney Company and wrote songs for more than 25 Disney movies. The siblings wrote many of the studio’s most popular songs. The recent film Saving Mr. Banks, about the making of Mary Poppins, has brought Richard back into the spotlight. He has many memories of Walt and how he worked. In an interview, Sherman said Disney rarely displayed a temper. He went on to say that what Disney hated most was a negative person. “In story meetings, when we were working on a film and someone would look at a sequence and say, ‘I just don’t like it,’ and he would blow his top. He would say, ‘If you don’t have a way to improve it, keep your mouth shut. Anybody can say I don’t like something. Give me something to make it better!'”

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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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