Louisiana State University was criticized recently for disseminating photos of some men known as “The Painted Posse.” The problem was not the photo itself, but what officials at LSU airbrushed out of the image. “The Painted Posse” is not composed of just LSU fans; they are also Christians who proudly display on their chests, along with LSU colors, images of the cross. The university defended its policy against religious images in its publications and its legal right to alter the pictures. All that aside, there is something school officials can never do, and that is eliminate the cross from our consciousness.

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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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